Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, says lack of new signings and uncertainty surrounding the team’s strategies and form gives the club a very small chance of challenging for the Premier League title.
It meant Gareth Bale's similar effort in the Champions League final victory over Liverpool for Los Blancos was not among the nominees as the 11 on the list are each from one of UEFA's 11 different competition's from the previous season.
Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEFA Europa League semi-final match against Arsenal.
Riverlane defeated New Generation FC from Umuahia by a lone goal scored by Franklin Eneh in the 62nd minute.
In a statement, the Bureau of the FIFA Council gave a final warning to the Nigerian Football Federation following "undue influence" in the body
Brazil international, Alisson, made his competitive debut in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over West Ham United in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Liverpool have referred Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah, to the Merseyside Police over a video which appears to show the Egyptian using his mobile phone while driving.
Garba, who expressed the optimism on Tuesday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said the Falconets had worked well for glory in the World Cup which they were determined to achieve.
FIFA, in a statement by its Media Office, said it had been notified about ongoings in the two federations, and it viewed them as “undue interference in their affairs”.