Blaise Matuidi insists Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or
04 December, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Isabel Grant
Sky Italia are reporting that Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will take home the award, on the back of a Champions League winning season punctuated by an unlikely run to last summer's World Cup Final in Moscow.
The 33-year-old beat Cristiano Ronaldo and AntoineGriezmann, who joined him on the podium, and has been the stand out player this year.
Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman AntoineGriezmann and PSG attacker KylianMbappe - both of whom won the World Cup with France - third and fourth respectively. The other main contenders won just one or the other, or neither.
Lionel Messi, like Ronaldo, has won the honor on five occasions but is set to finish outside the top three. "I have sensational feelings in me at the moment which I find hard to describe".
The victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or has been leaked hours before the official ceremony.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world's most expensive player, dropped to 12th having been voted third best in last year's poll.
In September, Modric was handed the FIFA Men's Best Player award from FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the former Spurs midfielder has completed a stellar year by adding the most prestigious individual prize in football to his collection at a ceremony in Paris.
Varane played every minute of France's victorious World Cup campaign, even captaining the team in the draw with Denmark that ensured they topped the Group C, while he also later scored the crucial opening goal in the 2-0 quarter final win over Uruguay.
The Portuguese superstar also equalled a 61-year-old Juve record.
The bill, which would end US military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, passed by a vote of 63-to-37 on Wednesday. The conclusions, and the fact that CIA Director Gina Haspel didn't appear, angered some senators.
InSight arrived on Mars's Elysium Planitia area north of its equator, described as an ideal spot for its flat, rockless surface. The first clear photo from the ground of Mars taken by NASA's InSight lander was sent back to Earth this week.
The Anchorage Police Department issued an updated list of known outages and detours, including the Glenn and New Seward Highways. He estimated that the continual shaking lasted for more than a minute, and there have been "some pretty major" aftershocks.
United head to Southampton on Saturday seventh in the table, 14 points off the top and seven points adrift of the top four. If not there then behind, but just smelling that for the second part of the season, so we need points.
The 1-1 draw in Moscow meant both sides were assured of progress, with the game enjoying a high-tempo start as a result. The Madrid boss, really annoyed with what the player said to him, had planned to leave him in Madrid as a 'punishment'.
The top four teams are expected to be announced at around 12:30 p.m., but that will not be when you learn about every bowl game. Ohio State beat Northwestern . - UGA's loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship has cost the Dawgs dearly.
Morrison's letter and Curry's heartfelt response quickly went viral, with many Twitter users applauding Curry's honest response. A night billed as a potential National Basketball Association finals preview certainly lived up to its billing Thursday.
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Commenting on a breakfast meeting between President Donald Trump and his Argentine counterpart and summit host Mauricio Macri, Ms. China now imposes a 40 percent tariff on U.S. automobiles, while the United States has a 27.5 percent tariff on Chinese vehicles.
The runoff was rocked by a video showing her praise a supporter by saying she'd attend a "public hanging" if he invited her. He says this wasn't the result he and his supporters were hoping for but adds: "I'm very proud of this historic campaign".
British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
He talked about the impact of the stigma surrounding HIV and how that stigma affects people in the LGBTQ community. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 32, told his fellow lawmakers that he had been diagnosed HIV positive when he was aged 22.
100% Containment Reached on Camp Fire
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