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Fifa The Best: Luka Modric, Marta and Mohamed Salah triumph as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo miss out on biggest awards

S.China Morning Post Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Fifa have announced the results of their annual The Best awards at a star-studded ceremony with the biggest surprise that Luka Modric has beaten Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the coveted best men’s player title. Modric pipped his former teammate Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award, but the Egyptian forward could console himself with winning the Puskas Award for the best goal of the year. France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe was fourth on the list ahead of Messi...
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Speaking on The Debate Paul Merson claimed that Luka Modric is a worthy winner of the FIFA best player award and added it made a nice change from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo picking up the award.

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