Tottenham's Kane, 25, helped England reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation, while 29-year-old Bale scored twice for Real Madrid in the Champions League win over Liverpool.
Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, two key members of the France national team that sailed to their second-ever World Cup trophy are also likely to finish with high tallies, as are Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, members of Belgium's star-studded side that came third at Russian Federation 2018.
Benzema's inclusion comes as something of a surprise, the 30-year-old having scored just five LaLiga goals throughout last season as Madrid finished 17 points behind champions Barcelona.
The likes of Luis Suarez, Sergio Ramos, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have yet to get off the mark in terms of percentage of votes cast, while the FIFA "Best" award victor Luka Modric has also struggled for fan votes.
Ronaldo and Messi have won the award between them for the last 10 years.
A Running List of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Omissions
Artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination to be eligible. This year's lucky names will be announced in December 2018, while the ceremony itself will take place on March 29, 2019.
Yankees and Red Sox Fans Get in Terrifying Bar Brawl
Luis Severino came into Monday night's American League Division Series game against the Red Sox wanting to pitch seven innings. Swinging 3-0 in a blowout is another behavior covered in baseball's unwritten rules, so Darling had an opinion about that.
New United Nations report details looming climate crisis
Adding 50 percent more warming to reach 1.5 degrees won't simply increase impacts by the same percentage-bad as that would be. The outcome will determine whether "my grandchildren would get to see lovely coral reefs ", Princeton's Oppenheimer said.