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FIFPro World XI: Luka Modrić nominated for 8th year

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Luka Modric (Photo credit: Светлана Бекетова/Soccer.ru)

Nominations for FIFA’s annual FIFPro World XI have been revealed with Croatia captain Luka Modrić among the 55 nominees. 

It is the 8th time the Real Madrid midfielder has been nominated and if selected, it will be his 6th time in a row he has made the World XI.

FIFPRO and FIFA invited around 25,000 professional footballers worldwide to vote for the World XI and asked them to select the most outstanding players in the following lines: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards. 

The World XI will be announced on Thursday, 17 December.

The list of 55 are:

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Liverpool FC, Brazil)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium)
David de Gea (Manchester United, Spain)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, Italy)
Moraes Ederson (Manchester City, Brazil)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur, France)
Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain, Costa Rica)
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid, Slovenia)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona, Germany)

Defenders

David Alaba (FC Bayern Munich, Austria)
Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur, Belgium)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC, England)
Dani Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
Kalidou Koulibaly (SSC Napoli, Senegal)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus FC, The Netherlands)
Marcelo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain)
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool FC, Scotland)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea, Brazil)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France)

Midfielders

Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool), Spain)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern Munich, now FC Barcelona, Brazil)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)
Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool FC, England)
Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona, The Netherlands)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea FC, France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid, Germany)
Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia)
Thomas Muller (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)

Forwards

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City, Argentina)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Gabon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)
Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan, Sweden)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool FC, Senegal)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
Neymar Junior (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC, Egypt)
Son Heungmin (Tottenham Hotspur, South Korea)

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