Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Embattled Ronaldo nominated for Ballon d’Or, but Modric now bookies’ favorite

Neymar and Mbappe were in irresistible Neymar and Mbappe were in irresistible form as Paris Saint Germain destroyed Olympique Lyon on Sunday
Sidney Guerrero | 10 October, 2018, 08:39

Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Frenchman Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani completes the five-man list.

This year's Ballon d'Or is an interesting one as the recent "The Best FIFA Awards" proved that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer have a duopoly on the awards.

The Kopa Award will be voted upon by the 33 surviving winners of the Ballon d'Or, among them Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and George Weah.

Another man on the list who was part of Real's Champions League success is Luka Modric, who went on to lead Croatia on their run to the World Cup final.

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 15 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards.

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.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid.

Also making the cut are Juve's Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool's Sadio Mane, while Barcelona are also represented by Croat defender Ivan Rakitic.

However, the Manchester United man believes he should not win the Ballon d'Or ahead of his worldwide team-mates. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.

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