Striker Lewandowski in frame for top Fifa award

Sports | REUTERS 26 Nov 2020

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and coach Hans-Dieter Flick have been named on the shortlist for 'The Best Fifa Football Awards' after their treble-winning campaign last season.

Lewandowski was a firm favorite for the Ballon d'Or award before it was scrapped this year for the first time in its history because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Pole can still lay claim to being the best player in the world if he picks up the Fifa award on December 17.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, formerly of Bayern, was also nominated along with regulars Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Joining them on the shortlist are Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Flick is up for best men's coach against Jurgen Klopp, Marcelo Bielsa, Zinedine Zidane and Julen Lopetegui.

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