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Messi missing out on The Best shortlist means nothing, insists Suárez

Messi missing out on The Best shortlist means nothing, insists Suárez

Die-hard followers of the latest version of Federation Internationale de Football Association game have finally be spared the agony of waiting as the list was released Wednesday with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the pack.

It perhaps goes without saying that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi occupy the top two spots with equal ratings (94), and it's not exactly surprising to see Neymar and Luka Modric tucked in behind them.

While Cristiano Ronaldo spent part of the global break on holiday in St Tropez, his Juventus team mate Paulo Dybala found himself in all-too familiar surroundings on the substitutes' bench. "The Portuguese forward continues to play like the world's best, and his ratings are evidence of an astoundingly talented player". Let's have a look.

Toni Kroos rounds up the top 10, and is the third Real Madrid player in the star-studded line-up. The regular release of player rating cards in batches, while being the highlight of this past week or so, has been accompanied quite well with simply brilliant promotional content.

The right royal welcome Harry and Meghan can expect on Pacific trip
The Duke and Duchess will also attend the Invictus Games Sydney during their tour, which takes place between 20 and 27 October. Following Fiji, on October 25, they'll visit Nuku'alofa, Tonga, before heading back to Sydney, Australia , on October 26.

Nothing to see here really.

While Dybala was warming the Argentina bench, Ronaldo, having been asked to be rested from Portugal's two matches, was enjoying a break in St Tropez - posting photographs on Instagram - after Allegri gave his players some time off.

Messi and Ronaldo have been engaged in a statistical arms race against each other since they first collided in La Liga back in 2009.

"Messi plays another sport, he does what he wants and when he wants to". No matter, the Barcelona superstar is at his top form in this year's game, with a dribbling rating of 96, shooting rating of 91 and passing rating of 88.


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