The Uruguayan's nomination comes days after he was left off UEFA's final list of 40 for the Fans' Team of the Year vote, per Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail. Suarez's name joins the most prolific strikers in the world across the calendar year, as outlined in ESPN's article:
|2013 FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominations: Forwards|
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City|
|Mario Balotelli||AC Milan|
|Edinson Cavani||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Diego Costa||Atletico Madrid|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Robert Lewandowski||Borussia Dortmund|
|Mario Mandzukic||Bayern Munich|
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United|
As usual, this year's FIFPro World XI is voted for by professional players and takes world-class names into equal consideration with lesser known stars, per the organisation's official website.
Suarez has been deemed worthy of a nomination by his peers and will be in with an excellent shot of making the final team after his stunning four-goal haul against Norwich caught the attention of many across the globe.
FIFA also announced the midfielders who can expect to be considered for inclusion, including Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund, two players who could be considered forwards these days.
|2013 FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominations: Midfielders|
|Xabi Alonso||Real Madrid|
|Gareth Bale||Real Madrid|
|Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund|
|Franck Ribery||Bayern Munich|
|Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|Yaya Toure||Manchester City|
Steven Gerrard is the only Liverpool player to join Suarez on the nominations list, while Edinson Cavani helps bolster Uruguay's representation.
Bayern Munich dominate across the board with multiple inclusions, signalling a year of dominance for last season's treble winners. This is particularly apparent in defence, where the side's entire back line is included for consideration.
|2013 FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominations: Defenders|
|David Alaba||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Mats Hummels||Borussia Dortmund|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Vincent Kompany||Manchester City|
|Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid|
|Thiago Silva||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Raphael Varane||Real Madrid|
|Nemanja Vidic||Manchester United|
|Pablo Zabaleta||Manchester City|
Quite remarkably, Iker Casillas makes it into the top five goalkeepers, despite spending much of the year on the sidelines.
This comes after the stopper won La Liga's "Fair Play" award for doing the same, per Real Madrid's official website. Whatever Casillas is doing, he appears to be a popular soul away from the pitch.
|2013 FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominations: Goalkeepers|
|Iker Casillas||Real Madrid|
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
Suarez and his competitors will find out their fate when the team is revealed at FIFA's Ballon d'Or ceremony on Jan. 13 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The player's consistency and cutting edge has seen him net 14 goals in 10 appearances this season, per WhoScored.com, helping Liverpool to second place in the Premier League.
Suarez's recent form will improve his chances of making the final XI, although he faces intense competition from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Radamel Falcao if he is going to succeed.
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