Lionel Messi: 'Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League favourites'

05 September, 2018, 23:23 | Author: Amy Huff
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The Portugal captain won the award for the last two years, and five times overall.

"The award is for the best player in the world", Luis told Brazilian outlet Globoesporte.

The snub came despite Messi top-scoring in La Liga as he lead Barcelona to a league and cup double in Spain.

Deschamps became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach with victory over Dalic's Croatia in July's final in Russian Federation.

Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus.

There is a widespread thought that if not declared a victor, Messi should have been at least included in the final three of FIFA's the Best Men's Player of the Year award.

The Liverpool star Saleh is the first-time finalist for this years' award with netting 44 goals all over and lifting his side to the Champions League finals as well.

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Real midfielder Luka Modric was named the World Cup 2018's player of the tournament as Croatia reached the final against France.

Zidane's last game in charge of Real was beating Liverpool in the Champions League at the end of last season. The Orlando Pride player is up against Lyon teammates Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany.

Holland's Sarina Wigman, Lyon's Reynald Pedros and Asako Takakura of Japan are in contention for the women's coach prize.

"I think we have a new victor this year", said the Manchester United great.

Barca strolled to the La Liga title by 14 points past year as Real Madrid floundered domestically.

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