Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic head World XI list

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic head the
list of candidates for selection as forwards in a FIFPro World
XI.

Neymar and Uruguay teammates Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are
also among 15 nominees for three places in the world lineup.

Contenders from South America include Radamel Falcao and Sergio
Aguero.

Manchester United teammates Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney,
and Aguero’s Manchester City colleague Mario Balotelli represent
the Premier League.

Africa has Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o in contention.
France’s Karim Benzema and Mario Gomez of Germany complete the
list.

Candidates for other positions were previously announced.

The FIFPro World XI, chosen by 50,000 members of the global
players’ union, will be announced on Jan. 7 at the FIFA Ballon D’Or
gala in Zurich.