Salah is not in the Fifa World XI squad, but players from crisis-club Barcelona are.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool narrowly missed out on a spot in Fifa's World XI, with five Barcelona players selected ahead of him.

The Egyptian ace was left out of the 23-man squad, which included eight attackers.

Despite Salah's 31 goals last season, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Neymar, and Romelu Lukaku were all named ahead of him.

Neymar, who was unable to help Paris Saint-Germain retain their Ligue 1 title, is now considered one of the best attackers in the world, ahead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Salah was not named one of the 23 'outstanding' players by his peers despite scoring nearly twice as many goals as the Brazilian.

Dani Alves of Barcelona is one of the most surprising inclusions.

Last season, the 38-year-old played for Sao Paulo in Brazil, but his Olympic success with the national team may have influenced his selection.

Despite underwhelming domestic and European performances for the cash-strapped Spanish side, Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, and Sergio Busquets all make the list.

Messi, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner and former Barcelona captain, was unsurprisingly included after scoring 38 goals and assisting 14 times last season.

The 34-year-old scored two goals in the final to help Barca win the Copa del Ray, and he also won the Copa America with Argentina, which was his first international trophy.

Barca have struggled since Messi's shock departure in the summer, falling to eighth in LaLiga.

And they were ruthlessly eliminated from the Champions League in the group stages, losing out to Bayern Munich and Benfica for places in the knockout stages.

Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy, AC Milan, PSG), and Edouard Mendy (Senegal, Chelsea) are three of the best goalkeepers in the world.

David Alaba (Austria, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid), Ordi Alba (Spain, Barca), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, Liverpool), Dani Alves (Brazil, Sao Paulo, Barcelona), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus), Ruben Dias (Portugal, Manchester City), Dani Alves (Brazil, Sao Paulo, Barcelona), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus), Ruben Dia

Sergio Busquets (Spain, Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Man City), Bruno Fernandes (Portugal, Manchester United), Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands, Barcelona), Jorginho (Italy, Chelsea), N'Golo Kante (France, Chelsea) are some of the best players in the world.

Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona, PSG), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus, Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (France, PSG), Erling Haaland (Norway, Borussia Dortmund), Karim Benzema (France, Real), Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium, Inter Milan, Chelsea), Neymar (Brazil, PSG)

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