Eyes on Messi, Modric as Real Madrid, Barca clash
Argentine talisman Lionel Messi, and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will be the cynosure of all eyes this evening, as Real Madrid and Barcelona clash once again in the race to this year’s LaLiga Santander title.
Real Madrid win Club World Cup
Spain's Real Madrid yesterday won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final. Luka Modric curled home the opening goal from the edge of the area after Karim Benzema’s lay-off. Marcos Llorente hit a stunning 25-yard half-volley - his…
Modric’s Ballon d’Or win confirms Laliga as world’s best league
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC…
Modric, from Croatian war child to Ballon d'Or winner
Luka Modric's journey from Croatian war child to the world's best footballer was celebrated Monday when the Real Madrid midfielder hoisted the Ballon d'Or.
Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or
Croatian and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Monday night pipped Juventus's talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona Lionel Messi to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Modric, who was closely followed by Ronaldo and Antonio Griezmann as second and third respectively, won the Ballon d’Or after he played an integral role in Real Madrid winning a…
Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or and end Ronaldo and Messi era
The winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, with Croatia's Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
‘I don’t know if Messi will be on Ballon d’Or podium this time’
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he has plenty of contenders capable of taking his Ballon D’Or crown this year, but doesn’t believe Lionel Messi is one of them. The Juventus striker is looking to claim his third title in a row, and what would a record-breaking sixth for an individual. He is currently tied on five with…
Ronaldo, Messi, Salah battle Modric for Ballon d’or
FIFA best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named yesterday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Luka Modric wins FIFA Best Player of the Year award
Croatian and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Monday night pipped Liverpool’s talisman Mohammad Salah and Ronaldo to win the 2018 FIFA Best Player of the Year Award. The Real Madrid midfielder won the Best FIFA Men's Player award for guiding Croatia to the World Cup final and winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy…
Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA's player of the year is announced on Monday.