Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi top FIFPro World XI shortlist

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the contenders in the reckoning to feature in FIFPro and FIFAs World XI.
FIFPro and its affiliated player associations asked professional footballers to pick a team from the best players in world football last season. It will include one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers who were the best at their position in 2017-18.
The XI will be unveiled by FIFA and FIFPro during the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Sept. 24.
Luka Modric was named after his stellar season in 2017-18, helping Real Madrid to their third successive Champions League crown as well as starring in Croatias run to the World Cup final.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, was snubbed by UEFA in the Player of the Year award as Modric beat him and Salah to take the trophy. Ronaldos agent, Jorge Mendes, called the decision a disgrace.
World Cup winners France are well represented with Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe all on the list.