Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will not be in the top three contenders for the Golden ball award-2018
Owners of the last ten awards of the “Golden ball” Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this year will not fall even in the top three among the nominees for the award. On it informs the British edition Daily Mirror.
According to the source, most likely, will award the player of real Madrid and Croatia’s Luka Modric. Football this year has won the Champions League with his club and also won the silver medal at the 2018 world Cup with the national team. Also in both of these tournaments Modric was named the best player.
In addition to Horvath, the top three will get two Frenchmen, raphaël Varane and Kilian Mbappe.
Interestingly, the last player who won the Golden ball to Messi and Ronaldo was Kaka in 2007.
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Earlier it was reported that the October 8 edition of France Football has published the full list of players who will qualify for the prestigious award “Golden ball” in 2018. This is stated on the website France Football. The top five nominees included Sergio Aguero (Manchester city), Alisson Becker (Roma), Gareth bale (real Madrid), Karim Benzema (real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (PSG).
The second five was made by: Thibaut Courtois (real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester city), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Diego godín (atlético).
Recall that PSG striker Edinson Cavani believes that to become awarded the Golden ball-2018 is a French footballer. The main favourite, he calls Raphael Varane.
“Golden ball could win a Lizard. I think that must win a French footballer. There are different players: Griezmann, Mbappe, the other players. They performed well last season. Luka Modric? He had a great season, but Varane won the Champions League and the world Cup. Modric has reached the final of the world forum, but Varane deserves more,” said Cavani.
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