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Luka Modric beats Ronaldo and Messi for world footballer of the year

25 September, 2018, 04:43 | Author: Lora Ball
  • Luka Modric has had a memorable year

Ronaldo and Messi have both won the award five times each, but the Portuguese's only rivals to this year's gong are his former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Antoine Griezmann, Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe make up the rest of the longlist, though Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup finalist and Federation Internationale de Football Association 208 tournament's Best player victor Modric is a clear favourite to grab the coveted award after captaining Croatia to the final of the World Cup as well as having a pivotal role in winning the Champions League with Real Madrid. "He's like my assistant in the field and I really appreciate Luka Modric for everything this guy did this year and he deserves everything". "It's for all my Real Madrid teammates". It is my teammates from Real Madrid and Croatia. Olympique Lyonnais women's team manager Reynald Pedros won best women's coach.

"The first thing I want say is congratulations to [Mohamed] Salah and Cristiano [Ronaldo] for their great seasons".

Messi didn't make the three-man shortlist and skipped the trip to London.

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Mohamed Salah took the 2017/18 Puskás Award at FIFA's The Best Ceremony in London on Monday everning.

Ronaldo, the victor of the award the previous two years, finished second to Modric.

Barcelona travel to Leganes for a La Liga match on Wednesday evening, while Juventus are also in action as they welcome Bologna to Allianz Stadium.

Deschamps was up against Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, whose side lost to France in the final in Russian Federation this summer, and Zinedine Zidane, who led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League win.

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Modric, was an integral part of Madrid's Champions League winning team, before leading his national side to runners-up position at the 2018 World Cup. "You don't have to be a strapping lad to play football". Prosecutors claimed Modric gave a false court statement a year ago about his financial deals with a former Zagreb director.

"I would like to mention my footballing idol and captain of Croatia in 1998 [Zvonimir Boban], in the first participation and a bronze in France".

However, a shoulder injury suffered early on in the final robbed him of the chance to help Liverpool lift the trophy and also meant he wasn't in peak condition to lead Egypt's World Cup bid.

"He was my big inspiration and that team gave us belief that we could achieve something great in Russian Federation".

I’ve never seen Sturridge fitter at Liverpool than he is now - Klopp
When told about Salah's start to this season compared to last, Klopp added: "Wow, that's a crisis". They look really strong. "Dom trains today, (for the) first time after his concussion".

"It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life", said Modric.

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