MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.
The announcement of the final three in each category — including best coach and best goalkeeper — was made Monday at the San Siro. The winners will be announced in Milan on Sept. 23.
Van Dijk joined Ronaldo and Messi after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title in June.
Source: FOX Sport