Paris Saint-Germain stars Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have made the 2022 list of players nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo is not included in the list of candidates for the award, which is awarded based on the player’s performance in the calendar year.
Also on the list was Senegalese striker Sadio Mane, who had an eventful year 2022.
Argentina international and World Cup winner, Julian Alvarez was a surprise.
Also included is Erling Haaland, who has made an exciting start to life with Manchester City following his move from Borussia Dortmund.
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