Tag "Luka Modric"

    Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has been awarded the 2019 Ballon d’Or as Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed this year's edition of the awards. The Barcelona star won the award for a record sixth occasion, after previously lifting the prestigious individual trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. He saw off strong competition from the likes of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and the Juventus star, who was one of the [...]

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    FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

It has been revealed how coaches and captains of national teams voted in the FIFA Best Award which took place on Monday. Croatia's Luka Modric was announced as the best player in the world for 2018, amassing 29.05 percent of the total votes cast by the coaches, captains and media representatives of the 168-member associations. Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, voted the [...]

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    Luka Modric, the undisputed world’s best player

Luka Modric, the undisputed world’s best player

Finally, the era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi snapping up every individual football honour is over, and the man who broke the jinx is Real Madrid's Luka Modric. Fresh from winning UEFA men's player of the year award in August, the diminutive Croatian playmaker known for his long-range strikes and accurate passes added the FIFA Best men's award on Monday. The [...]

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    Modric breaks 10-year Messi-Ronaldo duopoly to win FIFA best player award

Modric breaks 10-year Messi-Ronaldo duopoly to win FIFA best player award

Luka Modric has defeated fellow finalists, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, to win the 2018 Best FIFA player award. The Croatian midfielder broke the 10-year duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the ceremony which held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Monday. Modric was the player of the tournament at this summer's World Cup and also won the UEFA [...]

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    Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men's player award. Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees. Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season. He [...]

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    Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has been awarded the 2018 UEFA men’s player award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah. The 33-year-old Croatian captain who won the golden ball at the 2018 World Cup was Real Madrid's midfield engine and chief creator on the road to a third consecutive Champions League crown. This is the first time the award is being handed [...]

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    No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

Lionel Messi, a favourite among Barcelona fans, will not be a contender for the 2018 edition of UEFA men's player award. The Barcelona forward, who is a three-time winner of the award, was however shortlisted for the forward of the season award. Cristiano Ronaldo, newly-signed Juventus player, Mo Salah, Liverpool forward, and Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder, are the three finalists. The trio [...]

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Eagles out to take advantage in ‘Group of Death’ on Saturday?

The battle of the Blades and Eagles takes place at the Kaliningrad Stadium as Croatia and Nigeria look to take an early advantage in Group D which could well turn out to be the real “Group of Death.”   If you delve a little deeper, the two sides have quality in depth and enough top class players to shine on the biggest [...]

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    Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Barcelona forward, Neymar, scored two goals in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo. Croatia opened the scoring through an own goal from Marcelo after just 11 minutes, but the Selecao equalised through a Neymar strike on 29 minutes. The World Cup hosts then took the lead courtesy of [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 3: Modric looking to emulate France ’98 feat

COUNTDOWN 3: Modric looking to emulate France ’98 feat

If the ever-demanding Croatian fans are to see their country replicate the dizzying height of third place earned at France 1998 — their maiden World Cup appearance — the man to direct the orchestra will be Real Madrid playmaker, Luka Modric. The 28-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has different sets of skills. A technically-gifted player, he is a creative playmaker with [...]

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