Hazard nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 award

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Mbappe told France Football when asked to pick out the likely winners: "For the favorites, I will say Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Raphael Varane. and me".

The final 10 will be whittled down to three finalists, and the victor will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in London on 24 September.

At the World Cup Ronaldo scored four goals but they came in just two matches as Portugal were knocked out in the last 16.

The nominations include Asako Takakura, who guided Japan to the Women's Asian Cup title and Reynald Pedros, whose Olympique Lyonnais won a third consecutive Champions League and the French league title.

France coach Didier Deschamps and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane head the nominees for the men's coach of the year award. It was a surprise that Willian beat him to the players' player of the year award.

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Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne was also nominated along with countryman Eden Hazard, while Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was included on the back of last season's record-breaking goalscoring exploits for club team Liverpool.

A World Cup triumph with France has enhanced his claims to the title of best player on the planet, with the youngster starring for Les Bleus as they swept to glory in Russian Federation - with his four-goal haul including a fine finish in the 4-2 final victory over Croatia.

Then FIFA will announce three finalists, one of whom will be named the best player of the year at the ceremony in London on September 24.

In the women's player award, French and European champion Lyon provided six of the 10 candidates.

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