FIFA World Cup has announced the three nominees for the FIFA The Best Awards.
European champion with Italy Gianluigi Donaruma, European club champion with Chelsea Edouard Mendy and German champion Manuel Neuer will compete for the award.
Liverpool and Leicester goalkeepers Alison and Casper Schmeichel were the other two initially nominated, but garnered the fewest votes. The name of the winner will be announced on January 17 at an online ceremony.
On Thursday, FIFA will announce all three nominees for coach of the year. The names of all three who will compete for the trophy for the best player of the year will become clear on Friday.