Two African Stars included in FIFA’s 10-man Best Player shortlist

Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have been named in FIFA’s 10-man shortlist Best Player for 2019.

Mane (Senegal) and Salah (Egypt) helped Liverpool claim the UEFA Champions League with Slah scoring in the 2-1 final win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk also makes the list to make Liverpool the most represented team.

The list, released on Wednesday 31 July, sees last year’s winner Luka Modric miss out with emerging stars Frenkie DeJong and Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax Amsterdam’s standout 2018-19 season make the shortlist.

Below is the full list;

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Frenkie DeJong, Matthijs de Ligt, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Virgil van Dijk, Eden Hazard