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Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Their selection comes after voting from 25,000 professional footballers in 65 countries around the globe.

No Arsenal player makes the list, with Mesut Ozil - who was on last year's shortlist - not receiving enough votes.

UEFA's "Player of the Year", World Cup "Golden Ball" victor, and captain of the Croatia national team, Luka Modric, who Federation Internationale de Football Association also included among the top 3 best footballers in the world, has found himself on FIFPro's list for the sixth time and the fourth consecutive time.

The top 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 strikers.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have joined team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren in being named among the top 15 in their positions.

The shortlist for goalkeepers and defenders for the FIFPro World XI has been released, and it features Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk.

Mane, a Senegalese player, has been a regular inclusion for Liverpool in the last season when they reached the final of Champion Leagues and lost to Real Madrid.

The winning XI team (based on votes by the players) will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards event on the 24th September in London.

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The two Liverpool forwards will give a fight for the other opponent to be in the World 11, and it will be great to see a Premier League player in 2018 FIFPro world 11.

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid has appeared eight times overall, and in each of the World elevens of the past seven years. Similar names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos make it to the list.

Among the 55 players, there are 26 nominees from Spain's La Liga - 12 players from Barcelona, 11 players from Real Madrid and 3 players from Atletico Madrid.

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