Real Madrid Boss Responds To Lionel Messi's Comments

Ronaldo Modric and Salah nominated for FIFA gong as Messi misses out

Ronaldo Modric and Salah nominated for FIFA gong as Messi misses out

Messi admitted that he was "surprised" at the move and believes that Madrid will be weaker for losing his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Cristiano Ronaldo could claim a record sixth men's world player of the year award after Lionel Messi was left off the Federation Internationale de Football Association shortlist for the first time since 2006.

Messi, 31, was the runner-up in 2007 and 2008 before winning for the first time in 2009.

"Even though it's an individual award, I also share this with my teammates because they help me through everything".

The winners will be crowned on September 24 in London after votes are collected from players, coaches, journalists and supporters.

With Ronaldo in the squad, Juve hope to go one step further by winning the Champions League this season, after losing two of the past four finals.

Ronaldo, who like Messi is a five-time victor of the award and has won it for the last two years, helped Real Madrid claim a third consecutive Champions League crown before securing a transfer to Italian champions Juventus in July.

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he was surprised at Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid earlier this summer.

As well as his influential displays in Real's Champions League triumph, the Croatia midfielder won the Golden Ball for the best player at the tournament as Croatia reached their first World Cup final, finishing as runners-up to France.

Hampered by injury, he made little impact at the World Cup as his country went out in the group stage.

Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Maroszan, who enjoyed an unbeaten Division 1 Feminine season and lifted the UEFA Women's Champions League, are joined by Brazil's triumphant Copa America Feminina captain Marta in contending for the honour.

The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by Tottenham and France's Hugo Lloris, Denmark and Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium and Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, formerly of Chelsea.

"It makes Juventus a clear favourite to win the Champions League due to the squad they had before and now with him on top".

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