Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among 11-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men's Player award
Robert Lewandowski is in the running to retain his Best FIFA Men's Player award after he was named Monday on an 11-man shortlist alongside Karim Benzema and Jorginho.
De Bruyne, as a result, will miss out on the upcoming Premier League meeting with Everton followed by a Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain
Premier League: Manchester City allege backroom staff spat at by fan during Liverpool match, say reports
Liverpool are looking into the claim, the BBC and Sky Sports said, after the Premier League rivals shared the points following a breathless second half that saw City twice come from behind.
The result leaves the Premier League title race tantalisingly poised, with Liverpool a point behind leaders Chelsea and City in third place alongside a clutch of other clubs, two points off the top.
Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praises league's quality ahead of Chelsea match
The champions travel to Chelsea on Saturday three points behind the Blues, Liverpool and Manchester United at the top of the table.
Liverpool dominated the second half but Chelsea defended superbly, with Mendy making several fine saves.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel won the men's coach of the year prize with Barcelona's Lluis Cortes winning in the women's category.
Premier League: Jack Grealish bags first Manchester City goal as champs cruise; Liverpool beat Burnley
But Grealish's first goal since January helped show Pep Guardiola's side they can cope without Harry Kane if their prolonged pursuit of the Tottenham striker ends in failure.
Lukaku has returned to Stamford Bridge, seven years after his first spell at Chelsea came to an end, for a £97 million fee ($133 million) after leading Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season.
Barcelona sweep UEFA women's player of the year shortlist, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Kevin de Bruyne in men's list
The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Istanbul next Thursday, 26 August, when the draw for this season's Champions League will also take place.
Premier League: Son Heung-min's strike sees Tottenham beat Manchester City, West Ham win six-goal thriller
Nuno left Kane out of his squad with the England captain closely linked with a move to City, who showed why they are in need of a natural goalscorer in a toothless display.
De Bruyne said the Red Devils will "try again" at the 2022 World Cup, but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admitted the quarter-final defeat "hits hard".
Nicolò Barella and Lorenzo Insigne scored the goals for Italy.
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Euro 2020: Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard's fitness a concern for Belgium in QF showdown against Italy
Thorgan Hazard fired Belgium into the last eight with the goal that knocked out holders Portugal, but the fitness of his brother Eden and De Bruyne is Belgium's main concern before facing the Azzurri in Munich.
Captain Hazard and midfielder De Bruyne both hobbled off during Belgium's 1-0 last-16 win over Portugal last weekend.
Belgium's reserve goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will leave the squad because of a knee injury sustained during training.
Belgium, however, would be worried about Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, who both hobbled off injured and will undergo scans on Monday.
Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky's 74th-minute own goal and Romelu Lukaku's third strike of the tournament ensured Roberto Martinez's Belgium finished top of Group B.
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