Messi, Mbappe and Haaland among FIFA among nominees

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are on the shortlist for the best FIFA Men's player award.

Half of the dozen nominees in the men's category were part of Manchester City's 2022-23 treble winning squad.

Manchester City's Spanish Manager Pep Guardiola has been nominated for Best Men's Coach award.

Argentina captain Messi, now playing for MLS side Inter Miami, is aiming to win the award for a record third time

Messi faces stiff competition from Haaland after he scored 52 goals as Manchester City completed a historic treble last season

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Julian Alvarez, Marcelo Brozovic, Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Khvicha, Victor Osimhen and Bernardo Silva make up the shortlist along side with them.