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Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The footballing world is reacting to the release of the FIFA The Best Men's Player of the Year shortlist released today.

Ten players have been nominated by a FIFA panel with one of them set to win the title of 2019 world best footballer when the award ceremony holds later this year.

Regulars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the cut once again, with Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong the other stars.

While the list has on it, most of the best footballers in the last 12 months, it has, however, been criticized for omitting some spectacular performers from last season.

And fans have taken to social media to express their shock and disappointment at the organizers for leaving out some of those stars.

Raheem Sterling who had an incredible year with Manchester City that saw him win a domestic treble with the Citizens was not listed but it is the snub of his City teammate, Bernardo Silva and Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker that is causing an uproar on social media.

Bernardo Silva was a key member of the City team that swept every title in England before adding the inaugural UEFA Nations League title with Portugal to it.

He was named player of the Nations League by UEFA for his tireless display all through the tournament. And that was just a month after he won Manchester City player of the season award and narrowly missed out on the PFA Awards to Virgil van Dijk.

Alisson, on the other hand, became the first goalkeeper to win three (Premier League, Champions League, and Copa America) golden gloves in one season.

The Brazilian was quite instrumental in his country's run to the Copa America title on home soil, letting in only one goal in six games.

It's based on all these facts that their snub from the final 10 shortlists has made no sense to fans across the globe, especially with Harry Kane listed.

Below are some of the reactions from fans on Twitter:

Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub
Fans React To Bernardo Silva And Alisson FIFA The Best Snub