ifa’s The Best awards will tonight honour football’s leading lights in what has been a tumultuous year for the game.
The ceremony will recognise the best players, goalkeepers and coaches in both the men’s and women’s game, as well as crowning the best goal of the year with the Puskas Award.
Lionel Messi won the men’s prize last year and is on the shortlist once again, along with old rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but the pair are joined by Robert Lewandowski after his stunning season helped fire Bayern Munich to Champions League glory.
England’s Lucy Bronze is in contention for the women’s equivalent, joined by France skipper Wendie Renard and Chelsea’s Pernille Harder.
As well as the various individual awards, the Fifpro World XIs for both men and women will be announced.
Follow the ceremony with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…
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There are seven main prizes to be dished out tonight…
- The Best Fifa Women’s Player
- The Best Fifa Men’s Player
- The Best Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper
- The Best Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper
- The Best Fifa Women’s Coach
- The Best Fifa Men’s Coach
- The Fifa Puskas Award
How to watch the ceremony
The ceremony will be streamed live on Fifa’s website, their YouTube channel and the awards’ official Facebook page.
You can also follow all the results right here with our live blog. Things get underway at 6pm.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of The Best FIFA Football Awards.
For obvious reasons, there’s no glitzy ceremony tonight, with the prizes dished out virtually instead, but it’s still time to recognise the game’s finest performers this year.