FIFPro announce 23-player shortlists for World XI

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FIFPro has unveiled its 23-man shortlist for the annual XI World Cup, with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah leaving the highest profile in the men’s list.

Ten Premier League players are in contention, and European champions Chelsea have four nominees – Edouard Mendy, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, and Romelu Lukaku.

Man Utd have two Portuguese players Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes on the shortlist, while Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias from rivals Man City have been nominated.

All three top Paris Saint-Germain players – Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar – are on the list.

FIFPro Men’s World XI shortlist

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Liverpool, Brazil)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan/Paris Saint-Germain, Italy)
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, Senegal)

Defenders

David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid, Austria)
Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, England)
Dani Alves (Sao Paulo/Barcelona, Brazil)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, Italy)
Ruben Dias (Manchester City, Portugal)

Midfielders

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona, Spain)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona, Netherlands)
Jorginho (Chelsea, Italy)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea, France)

Forwards

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Manchester United, Portugal)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Poland)
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan/Chelsea, Belgium)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina)
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)

 

 

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