Modric reportedly wins Ballon d'Or as Ronaldo and Griezmann come 2nd & 3rd

Modric reportedly wins Ballon d'Or as Ronaldo and Griezmann come 2nd & 3rd

Messi's goal came in the second half, as the Argentinian star weaved his way through the PSV defense before firing a shot and finding the top corner to give Barcelona the lead.

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d'Or.

The Ballon d'Or victor is named on Monday in Paris, with Luka Modric expected to end the 10-year Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly on the award.

Football leaks revealed that the Croatian playmaker will beat the 2016 UEFA European Champion to win the Balllon D'or award.

The World Cup in Russian Federation this summer has proved a strong influence as well as Modric's success with Real Madrid. On the pitch, Ronaldo played a decisive role in guiding Real Madrid to yet another Champions League trophy.

Like Griezmann, the 19-year-old played a crucial role in France's World Cup winning team in Russian Federation, having scored 4 goals (including one in the finals) to win him the competition's Young Player Award.

Griezmann was France's top scorer in Russian Federation, netting four times, although three were from the spot.

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However, the Frenchman has not been the most consistent, with explosive performances coming in fits and starts.

He was also instrumental to his club's third successive Champions League in May after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev.

While he had a successful World Cup from an individual perspective, netting a hat-trick against Spain, he was unable to inspire Portugal to glory and that will count against him. earlier reported that Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will reportedly emerge victor of 2018 Ballon d'Or award, according to reports.

Modric was instrumental in Real Madrid's Champions League triumph and also spearheaded Croatia's charge to the World Cup final. The likes of Luka Modric, Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann, etc have all been tipped for the award, but this will only be confirmed tonight.

Aside from winning the Golden Ball at the World Cup for his exploits, he also lifted The Best FIFA Men's Player award in what was truly the best season of his career.

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