Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and coach Hans-Dieter Flick have been named on the shortlist for ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’ after its treble-winning campaign last season, world soccer’s governing body announced on Wednesday.

Lewandowski, top scorer for Bayern in the Champions League (15 goals) and Bundesliga (34), was a firm favourite for the Ballon d’Or award before it was scrapped this year for the first time in its 64-year history because of the novel coronavirus.

However, the Polish striker can still lay claim to being the best player in the world if he picks up the FIFA award, which will be presented on December 17.

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Lewandowski’s former team mate and current Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara was also nominated along with annual regulars – Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s…

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