LaLiga: Lopetegui hits back at Messi over Juventus Champions League favourite claims

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Barcelona's captain, Lionel Messi, is missing from the shotlist for the first time in 10 years and this is causing uproar among his fans.

He was runner-up in 2007 and 2008 before winning the title for the first of five years in 2009.

Ronaldo also features, for his overhead kick for Real against new team Juventus.

If Ronaldo wins on 24 September, it will his sixth Federation Internationale de Football Association award.

Egypt forward Salah scored 44 goals as Liverpool reached the Champions League final, losing to Real.

Three more World Cup goals feature: Denis Cheryshev for Russian Federation v Croatia, Benjamin Pavard, for France v Argentina and Ricardo Quaresma for Portugal v Iran.

Messi, Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mohamed Salah are all included in a stellar field for the FIFA Puskas Award.

Former Arizona US Sen. Jon Kyl to Replace John McCain
Kyl is a well-respected Republican in Arizona who spent 26 years representing the state before becoming an attorney and lobbyist. Many assumed that he was referring to President Donald Trump , who was pointedly not invited to the service.

Hampered by injury, he made little impact at the World Cup as his country went out in the group stage.

'We have been knocked out in the quarterfinals in the last three seasons.

The Croatian starred for his side on their unlikely run to the World Cup final this summer and was at the heart of Zinedine Zidane's Real side.

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award will be contested between a trio who shone in Russian Federation, namely Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, France's Hugo Lloris and Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel.

Marta is one of three finalists for the award and will look to win her record sixth Women's World Player of the Year award at the end of this month.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has claimed that Juventus must be regarded as "a clear favourite" for Champions League glory this season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ever since, he has been nominated as part of the shortlist, winning 5 times.

The three coaches in contention for the women's game award are: Asako Takakura, who led Japan to the Asian Games title last week, Reynald Pedros of France and Sarina Wiegman of the Netherlands.

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