Ronaldo and Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi had dominated the award for ten years now. Real Madrid midfielder Modric has apparently secured the award and will be the only one of the three present at the ceremony.
Football leaks revealed that the Croatian playmaker will beat the 2016 UEFA European Champion to win the Balllon D'or award.
Varane's performances too have been disappointing this season considering the standards he sets for himself.
Oil shock: Qatar pulls out of OPEC He also said Qatar wants to raise its oil production from 4.8 million barrels of oil equivalent a day to 6.5 million barrels. The Arab country will quit Opec by January 2019, the minister, Saad al-Kaabi said.
The Kopa Award, for best young player, is reportedly heading to Kylian Mbappe, for his efforts in firing France to a second World Cup triumph and impressive season with title winners Paris Saint-Germain.
Griezmann was France's top scorer in Russian Federation, netting four times, although three were from the spot. After leading Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown, he opted for a change of scenery, joining Juventus in the summer.
While he had a successful World Cup from an individual perspective, netting a hat-trick against Spain, he was unable to inspire Portugal to glory and that will count against him.
A 30-man shortlist has been drawn up for the prize based on performances in 2018, with Croatia captain and Real Madrid Champions League victor Luka Modric the favourite to land the prize.
Few weeks after winning the Federation Internationale de Football Association best men's player prize for helping his national team reach their first ever World Cup final in Russia.
Prof He also said that the study had been submitted to a scientific journal for review , though he did not name the journal. In a statement , his host university said that the trial occurred while he was on leave, and didn't happen at their campus.
Bush , the 43rd president of the United States, sparked an outpouring of tributes honoring his life of public service. In their conversation on speakerphone, the son told the senior George Bush that he had been a "wonderful father".
But the Bears' defense had a half-hold in overtime, allowing a 44-yard field goal and giving the ball back to the offense. There are no moral victories in the National Football League , and the Bears are 8-4 after losing to the 4-8 Giants .
Women who oppose Pelosi's bid for speaker take issue with the suggestion that the movement against her is sexist or anti-feminist. She said it is more than a symbolic bill , but one they believe will have broad bipartisan backing.
Marvel Studios released a brand new Captain Marvel poster featuring Brie Larson as the electrifying, positively glowing superhero. It's been almost three months since the first Captain Marvel trailer dropped, near breaking the internet in the process.
However, he quickly got things going after halftime to turn this game into an exciting matchup between two AFC powerhouses. The pass was under thrown by Roethlisberger and James did a heck of a job by reading it, and taking it back for 36 yards.
The central bank has already hiked rates three times this year and is largely expected to raise the rate again in December. Powell became Fed chair in February this year after being nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
Actually, that was one of the biggest deficiencies in the nuclear deal - that it didn't cover Iran's ballistic missile program. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said: "Iran's missile program is defensive in nature.
Golden State trailed by as many as 18 after a red-hot Raptors start, then reeled Toronto in and made things very interesting. They will not be matched up on every possession just because of all the switching that occurs on a nightly basis.
UEFA to hold third-tier club competition
The competition itself - as stated above - will see the 32 teams involved split into eight separate groups of four. At least 34 countries will have teams in a group stage, compared to 26 at the moment.
Trump Suspends Adding New Tariffs to Chinese Imports
Stakes were high at a meeting between President Trump and President Xi at last week's G20 meeting in Argentina. China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. now the tariff is 40%.
Know your HIV status, Agency urges Nigerians
Since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, an estimated 78 million people have become infected and more than 35 million have died. Globally, 15- to 24-year-old women are twice as likely as young men to be infected.
Anthem Closed Alpha Testing Dates & Details Announced
Multiple sessions will be spread across the two days, and those who make it into the alpha can participate in one or all of them. Anthem is out in a handful of months, and we've still got an array of alphas, betas, and demos to see before then.
Timbers beat KC 3-2 to earn MLS Cup trip
The Red Bulls can at least look forward to returning home to play in front of the fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Under a change in playoff format MLS is considering, all playoff matchups would be one-game knockouts starting in 2019.
‘Pokemon Go’ is finally getting trainer battles
Or, perhaps the image is meant to signify Niantic is overhauling the battle system yet again to make battles more tactical. Based on the content of the posts, the battles will be kicked off similarly to how trainers run into Pokemon .
Philadelphia Phillies showing interest in Patrick Corbin
Corbin's visit wasn't limited to the Stadium, as he was scheduled to have dinner with Yankee decision-makers Thursday evening. The infielder reportedly wants to play for the Yankees, and he could fill a hole for NY on the left side of the infield.
NFL Head Coach Might Be Fired After Today’s Loss
And if McCarthy calls a play that Rodgers doesn't like early in the game, that can sour the mood for the rest of the game. The Packers fell to 4-7-1 on the season with today's loss, all but eliminating themselves from the playoffs.