Morata: Ronaldo's Real Madrid Exit Not About Teammates

Modric award sparks nasty spat with Ronaldo's sore losing agent Mendes

Modric award sparks nasty spat with Ronaldo's sore losing agent Mendes

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who is a five-time Ballon d'Or victor, missed out on a place in the top three.

Others are of the opinion that Kylian Mbappe, Antonine Grizeman and Eeden Hazard deserve a spot on the list since these people had a wonderful World cup outing as against Mo Salah.

Yet, that might not even be enough for the Portuguese to edge ahead in his battle for supremacy with Messi by adding his sixth crown when the winners are announced on September 24.

Lionel Messi has finally broken his silence on Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid - and believes it's made the Spanish giants considerably weaker.

Netherlands's tactician Sarina Wiegman both in contention for the Best FIFA Women's Coach, along with Lyon's Reynald Pedros and Japan's Asako Takakura, the latter having guided her side to the AFC Women's Asian Cup.

Three more World Cup goals feature: Denis Cheryshev for Russian Federation v Croatia, Benjamin Pavard, for France v Argentina and Ricardo Quaresma for Portugal v Iran.

While his global team-mates geared up for games against Croatia and Italy, Ronaldo was put through his paces alongside Sami Khedira, who was left out of the recent Germany squad after a disappointing World Cup. "I came here at 13 and I've had my whole life here".

France's World Cup winning squad players also missed out on a place in the top three finalists.

Tottenham held Madrid to a 1-1 draw in Spain, then swept them away in a 3-1 victory at Wembley during the Champions League group stages last season.

Messi has gone three seasons without winning the Champions League, last doing so in 2015, and admits it is his major goal this season: 'It's time [to win it again].

The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by Tottenham and France's Hugo Lloris, Denmark and Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium and Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, formerly of Chelsea.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has claimed that Juventus must be regarded as "a clear favourite" for Champions League glory this season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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