EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Fifa's The Best award show

Sherman Parsons
September 26, 2018

You can find out who all the coaches and captains voted for here. But, given the circumstances, they have a legitimate right to question his exclusion.

While scooping one gong, Salah missed out on the Best Player award, which went to Real Madrid's Luka Modric, while the Egyptian was not included in the FIFPro World XI. Yet that was not the case.

Federation Internationale de Football Association will crown the best players, coaches and goal from the previous year when it hosts The Best awards ceremony and gala in London on Monday, September 24.

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Here are six Salah strikes that could have been shortlisted ahead of his goal that landed him the award.

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Salah ultimately came third with Cristiano Ronaldo coming second and Luka Modric becoming the first player other than Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in a decade to win the award.

The Egypt worldwide somehow landed the prize for the best goal of last season, despite Gareth Bale scoring one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time in the final.

Meanwhile, others would point to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was absent from the ceremony, and his stunning overhead kick for Real Madrid against Juventus in Europe's elite competition as the one and only victor.

France's World Cup-winning boss Didier Deschamps was named men's coach of the year.

Fifa's "The Best" awards ceremony took place on Monday night and, as usual, there was plenty of room for debate when all was said and done.

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