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Pep Guardiola Criticises Best Fifa Football Awards Shortlist

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Pep Guardiola Criticises Best Fifa Football Awards Shortlist

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has questioned the absence of his players on the shortlist for the 2019 Best Fifa Men's Player award.

Tottenham's Harry Kane and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are among the 10 nominated men.

City won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup last season.

"Maybe we have to win five or six or get 250 points to be considered next season," said Guardiola.

"I don't think there is one player who had a better season than Bernardo Silva last season, even winning [the Nations League] with Portugal.

"These awards are normally when you win the Champions League. We were in the last stages and the other competitions do not count, are not important."

Guardiola's side also won the 2018 Community Shield but were eliminated by Spurs in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.