Cristiano Ronaldo finishing runner-up to Luka Modric in the race for the Ballon d'Or may have been a widely anticipated result but it has expectedly not gone down well with the Portuguese's fans. The Atletico Madrid striker won the Europa League in May before going on to lift the World Cup with France.
33-year-old footballer won the award for the first time and he became the third player to claim the award after Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in a decade.
Modric, who attracted interest from Inter at the beginning of the season, was quoted by Goal as saying: "I have two years left and hopefully one more".
Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, Dec. 3, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award.
Luka Modrić wins the 2018 Ballon d'Or
"My family enjoy it and I want to keep enjoying this huge club". Messi, who has won Ballon d'Or five times, finished fifth. Griezmann could be forgiven for giving vent to his frustration post the Ballon d'Or ceremony when he said, "I won an Europa League, a World Cup - what else I have to do, I do not know". He guided the Croatian team to the World Cup final, only to see the side ultimately losing 2-4 to France. "It didn't happen, this is a great feeling to win at least this, and very happy for it", he added.
"The change of position helped me a lot in my career".
Modric and Real Madrid are back in action on Thursday against Melilla in the Copa del Rey.
White House contradicts Trump, says there's no deal with China
The tech-heavy NASDAQ ended the day 3.8 percent or 283 points lower at 7,158. -China trade war and a possible economic slowdown. Shares of major US banks also took a dive with Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Capital One bottoming out at 52-week lows.
Hurts led the Crimson Tide to an 80-yard touchdown drive and connected with Jerry Jeudy for the score, which tied the game at 28. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurt's incredible comeback against the Georgia Bulldogs was even better than that.
Both presidents addressed the tariff disputes they've had with Trump remarking that "battles sometimes make great friendships". And while Trudeau was standing in front of Trump , he chose to emphasize the American president's failures.
Browner on Tuesday reportedly pled no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment. Browner, who has been in custody since July, will receive credit for 300 days for good behavior thus far, per TMZ.
Many banks and other businesses also will shut down, and government buildings are flying flags at half-staff until December 30. The offices of Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader had to sign off on the use of the rig, Ake said.
Tensions remain high in the Sea of Azov - which both Ukraine and Russian Federation share access to - following Sunday's clashes. Merkel also brought up the escalating conflict with President Trump during a private meeting the two had in Buenos Aires .
But Fury went down again - and almost everybody thought it was for good. "I was never going to be knocked [out] tonight. Then he praised one of the officials, saying of American referee Jack Weiss as 'the best I've ever had'.
But the project was given a green light recently as the United States expressed strong support for the survey and the U.N. Meanwhile, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
Considering how popular and in- demand Akshay Kumar is in the North, the film's major collections are coming from there. The audience gave more preference to the 3D version of the film and some of the shows even started as early as 4 am.
Microsoft introduced a completely new icons for Office
The new icons will roll out across the various platform on which Office runs "in the coming months", starting with mobile and Web. It is to note that the change to the icons does not mean any functional improvements.
Google Plans To Shut Down Google Hangouts By 2020
Hangouts, Google's chat app that was first debuted in 2013, may finally be nearing the light at the end of the tunnel. Google Real Time Communications product lead Scott Johnston confirmed on Twitter, however, that this is untrue.
USA and China declare 90-day trade war truce
After a much anticipated dinner between the United States and China, both presidents emerged from a "highly successful meeting". The declaration said the multilateral trading system is now falling short of its objectives and there is room for improvement.
'2.0' box-office collection Day 3
If day 3 gross collection is taken together, the film has earned Rs 194 crore and is all set to cross Rs 200 crore mark on Sunday. The movie is made under the huge budget of Rs 543 and is considered as the most expensive Indian film.