Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should not have been included in FIFA's world team of the year, Liverpool star says

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should not have been included in FIFA's world team of the year, says Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Wijnaldum told The Athletic that his teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah should have featured in the line-up, which was announced at "The Best FIFA Football Awards" in Milan last week.

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"Ronaldo and Messi will always be there even if they haven't had a great season. Maybe it needs to change," he said. "I think Sadio and Mo should have been in there."

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should not have been included in FIFA's world team of the year.

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That's according to Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

FIFA announced the line-up — which is voted for by fellow professional players from around the world — at "The Best FIFA Football Awards" in Milan on Monday, September 23.

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The XI consisted of a number of familiar faces, including Messi and Ronaldo, both of whom have made the cut every year since the award's inception in 2016.

Wijnaldum, who scored Liverpool's only goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday, however, believes neither should have made the team this year, and instead should have been replaced by two of his own teammates — Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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"Different players have their own opinions," Wijnaldum told The...
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