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Modric ends 10-year Ronaldo-Messi reign in 2018 Ballon d'Or

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Luka Modric is crowned after an outstanding year of helping Real Madrid retain its third Champions League title and dragging Croatia to its first ever final of the World Cup

WORLD'S BEST. Luka Modric tops the Ballon d'Or for his fourth major individual award in 2018. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or, end Ronaldo-Messi era

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:05 AM

After winning the Golden Ball in the World Cup and FIFA's Best Player award this year, the Croatian star is expected to end his year with another coveted plum

NEW FACE. Luka Modric (right) could end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Lionel Messi at the top. File photos by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo), Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP (Messi) and Johannes Eisele/AFP (Modric)


Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won't win Ballon d'Or

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric remains the favorite to cop football's top individual plum, but teen sensation Kylian Mbappe hopes a Frenchman wins it

FOOTBALL'S FUTURE. France's young superstar Kylian Mbappe makes a strong case for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric vs Ronaldo rematch as Ballon d'Or nominees unveiled

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric looks to solidify his place as the world's best with a first Ballon d'Or award

RAINING STARS. Luka Modric is on his way to bagging his second straight award in 2018. Photo from Twitter (@lukamodric10)

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The midfielder led Croatia to the World Cup final and gave Real Madrid its third straight Champions League title

Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:43 AM

For the first time in 12 years, Messi is not even nominated among the 3 finalists for the FIFA Player of the Year award

RIVALRY. Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Lionel Messi's (middle) decade-long battle at the top is threatened by Luka Modric. File photos by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo), Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP (Messi) and Johannes Eisele/AFP (Modric)


No Messi in shortlist for FIFA best player award

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Argentine star has been omitted from the top 3 for the first time since 2006

SNUBBED. Lionel Messi dominated the award with rival Cristiano Ronaldo over the past decade. File photo Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP


Ronaldo 'furious' as Modric bags UEFA player of year

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Luka Modric cops the top individual honor over football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

French World Cup champions Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane headline the 10-man list

ON TOP. Just weeks after ruling the World Cup, the French players again dominate the list of candidates in the FIFA awards. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Jul 16, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The World Cup final between Croatia and France saw two of the tournament's best players lead their respective squads

AWARD-WINNERS. Croatia's Luka Modric (left) wins the Golden Ball despite losing in the final while France's 19-year-old wonder Kylian Mbappe nabs the young player plum. Modric photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP and Mbappe photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP


Real Madrid vs AS Roma: Il Lupi melawan kemustahilan

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:43 PM

Defisit dua gol dan bermain di kandang Real Madrid Apa yang bisa dilakukan AS Roma?

Ronaldo berulang kali hampir ciptakan peluang, tapi Atletico tetap unggul atas Real Madrid, pada 27 Februari 2016. Foto dari Facebook/AtleticodeMadrid

#WorldCup: Five players to watch for in Group A

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Who are the key players in Group A of the World Cup? Read on to find out who to watch for

Mexico's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 match between Mexico and Italy at the Maracana Stadium. Photo by Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Real Madrid's Bale targets revenge against Dortmund

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks to exact revenge on Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League semi final defeat last season

BEST SERVED COLD. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (R) isn't discouraged by Dortmund's recent success against his club. Photo by Javier Lizon/EPA