Barcelona, meanwhile, have confirmed Lionel Messi will not be attending the ceremony in Switzerland on Monday evening, increasing the expectations Cristiano Ronaldo will claim the Men's Player prize.

Italy' Claudio Ranieri has received the Best FIFA Men's Coach Award. But there is also Real Madrid winning the Champions League and then the Club World Cup to finish the year in the best possible manner.

Ronaldo has beaten Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi in the battle for best player.

Ronaldo's fourth Federation Internationale de Football Association award closed the gap on five-time victor Messi, the runner-up to each Ronaldo victory, who did not attend the ceremony.

The awards this year will be the first time since FIFA made a decision to stop presenting the awards in collaboration with the magazine France Football, which gives awards for the best male player of the year known as the Ballon D'Or.

Malaysian footballer Mohammed Faiz Subri won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal scored in the year.

- The FIFA Fan Award: Dortmund fans and Liverpool fans.

Manchester City routs West Ham in FA Cup third round
City's constant early pressure told in the 32nd minute when Pablo Zabaleta tumbled to the floor under Angelo Ogbonna's challenge. The Spaniard looked a whole lot happier and calmer last night than he had following the 2-1 home win over Burnley on Monday.

Real Madrid's representatives were Spain's Sergio Ramos, Brazil's Marcelo, Germany's Toni Kroos, Croatia's Luka Modric and Ronaldo.

Atletico Nacional were awarded the Fifa Fair Play award for their reaction to November's Medellin air disaster that killed 71 people including 19 players and coaching staff from Brazilian outfit and Copa Sudamericana final opponents Chapecoense.

"The awards I think speak for themselves", said Ronaldo. "I know Melanie did fantastic in the 2016 Olympics".

Find out how both global managers and captains voted in this year's FIFA Awardsright here.

Messi went for Barcelona team-mates Suarez, Neymar and Andres Iniesta. I'm so glad to win a lot of trophies, collective and individual.

- The Best FIFA Women's Coach Award: Silvia Neid. The award given for the moment when during the UEFAcup game when fans of both teams sang the song, "You will never walk alone" as a tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster victims. The other nominees were Iceland fans at Euro 2016, and Dutch club ADO Den Haag, whose fans brought soft toys to children supporting rival team Feyenoord.


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