Neymar will not become the world's best player unless Paris Saint-Germain become a Champions League force, according to Julio Baptista.
Luka Modric was named as FIFA's Best Men's Player, much to the pleasure of Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.
Ronaldo and Salah were left disappointed at Monday's FIFA Best Awards in London as Modric took the top prize.
Luka Modric has been overawed by the recognition he has received in 2018, after he scooped the top prize at FIFA's The Best awards.
The FIFPro XI for 2018 includes both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as Luka Modric, David de Gea, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.
The winner of the 2018 Puskas Award, for his sensational solo goal in a Merseyside derby against Everton, is Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Luka Modric was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year and will hope to add the Best FIFA Men's Player award on Monday.
Atletico Madrid can improve in the Champions League according to Antoine Griezmann, who said he was "not good mentally" last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has nothing to prove at Juventus, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.
Though there are fewer than 12 months remaining on his deal, Ernesto Valverde is not yet willing to speak about a new Barcelona contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo could face further disciplinary action following his red card during Juventus' Champions League win over Valencia.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo's controversial red card for Juventus on Wednesday, we look at the five most infamous dismissals.
An off-the-ball clash with Jeison Murillo resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo being sent off, which Juventus team-mate Emre Can disagreed with.
Empty seats were a familiar sight during Manchester City's loss to Lyon in the Champions League - a competition their fans struggle to love.
Miralem Pjanic scored twice from the spot to give a 10-man Juventus victory over Valencia following Cristiano Ronaldo's dismissal.
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone says Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo did not deserve to be sent off on his Champions League debut.
Lyon's victory over Manchester City was overshadowed by video footage that spread online following the Group F opener at the Etihad Stadium.
Emre Can has moved to clear the air after his "we're not women" comment in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's red card.