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Fifa 15: Lionel Messi Rated Higher Than Cristiano Ronaldo

08/09/2014 11:19 BST | Updated 08/09/2014 11:59 BST

FIFA 15 is out on 26 September and Fifa have confirmed who the highest-rated player on this year's edition is.

In a two-horse race, it is Lionel Messi who has pipped Cristiano Ronaldo to the honour, which has nothing to do with the Argentinean's sponsorship with EA Sports or Ronaldo's past affiliation with PES.

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HIGHEST-RATED FIFA 15 PLAYERS

  1. Lionel Messi 93
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo 92
  3. Arjen Robben 90
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 90
  5. Manuel Neuer 90
  6. Andres Iniesta 89
  7. Luis Suarez 89
  8. Bastian Schweinsteiger 88
  9. Franck Ribery 88
  10. Eden Hazard 88