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Messi Left off UEFA's Short List for Best Player in Europe

  • AFP, Friday, August 15, 2014 1:19 PM
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was left off the short list for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award, while Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo were named the competition’s final three nominees on Thursday. The winner will be announced Aug. 28 in Monaco during the group stage draw for the Champions League.  The UEFA Best Player prize began in 2011 under an initiative from UEFA president Michel Platini and European Sports Media group. Messi won the first prize, before Andres Iniesta in 2012 and Franck Ribery last year.

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