Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best
London (AFP) - Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time."The emotion is huge because it is thanks to the work of everyone. So many people have come together and so many have supported me," said Modric.Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who al...
Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year
Paris (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.Ronaldo -- the winner in each of the last two years -- and Modric both starred for Real Madrid as the Spanish giants won the Champions League for the third year running, while the latter also won the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup after inspiring Croatia on their run to the final.Meanwhile, Egyptian star Salah scored 10 times as Liverpool made it to the Champions Leag...