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Luka Modric with the Ballon d'Or award.(REUTERS)

Modric sees off French stars to end Messi, Ronaldo grip on Ballon d’Or

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 08:33 AM IST
Modric, 33, was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in a glitzy ceremony held in Paris. Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.
File picture of Luka Modric(REUTERS)
File picture of Luka Modric(REUTERS)

Croatia court drops Luka Modric perjury charges

Zagreb | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 09:20 PM IST
The ruling, which closes the case, comes as Modric is hoping to be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday for taking his team to the 2018 World Cup finals in Moscow.
FIFA Ballon d’or 2018: File image of Luka Modric.(REUTERS)
FIFA Ballon d’or 2018: File image of Luka Modric.(REUTERS)

FIFA Ballon d’or 2018 – When and Where to Watch, Time in IST, Live Coverage on TV and Online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 02:53 PM IST
FIFA Ballon d’Or 2018 award: Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the award for the last decade, but the expectation is that a new name will be read out as this year’s winner.
File image of Luka Modric.(REUTERS)
File image of Luka Modric.(REUTERS)

Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d’Or and end Ronaldo and Messi era

Agence France-Presse | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the award for the last decade, claiming it five times each, but the expectation is that a new name will be read out as this year’s winner.
The length of Sadio Mane’s new deal was not disclosed by Liverpool.(REUTERS)
The length of Sadio Mane’s new deal was not disclosed by Liverpool.(REUTERS)

Sadio Mane signs new long-term deal with Liverpool

London | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Sadio Mane joined Jurgen Klopp’s side from Southampton in June 2016, and has scored 40 goals for Liverpool, forming a deadly frontline alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
France's forward Kylian MBappe inspired his team to the World Cup earlier this year.(AFP)
France's forward Kylian MBappe inspired his team to the World Cup earlier this year.(AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or, says Kylian Mbappe

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Kylian Mbappe was voted Young Player of the tournament and has since become Ligue 1’s leading scorer with 11 goals as Paris Saint-Germain run away with the French title.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all time leading scorer.(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all time leading scorer.(AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals reasons for leaving Real Madrid

Turin | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in a 100 million-euro ($115 million) deal in July, ending a glorious nine-year association with Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Kevin De Bruyne among first Ballon d’Or nominees

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 07:37 PM IST
Gareth Bale, who scored two goals in Real’s triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for the year’s best player.
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann reacts during the Spanish league football match between RC Celta de Vigo and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Balaidos.(AFP)
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann reacts during the Spanish league football match between RC Celta de Vigo and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Balaidos.(AFP)

Antoine Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 06:09 PM IST
Antoine Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything.
Luka Modric will give Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi tough competition for the Ballon d’Or title.(REUTERS)
Luka Modric will give Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi tough competition for the Ballon d’Or title.(REUTERS)

Luka Modric touted to end Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or duopoly

Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 07:38 PM IST
Croatia’s run to the World Cup final is largely down to Luka Modric’s tireless work in midfield and he will be a tough contender for the Ballon d’Or title besides Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018.(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018.(AP)

‘Real Madrid will always be Cristiano Ronaldo’s home’

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a deal on Tuesday to move from Real Madrid to Serie A champions Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick and Lionel Messi’s missed penalty has tilted the advantage to the Portuguese skipper in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick and Lionel Messi’s missed penalty has tilted the advantage to the Portuguese skipper in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo 1 Lionel Messi 0 in FIFA World Cup duel after missed penalty

AFP, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 08:01 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal in the clash against Spain while Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland as Argentina managed a draw and this has given the Portuguese captain an advantage in the greatness debate.
Mohamed Salah (C) was the star for Liverpool as they thrashed AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League. He is currently ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the goalscorers list.(AP)
Mohamed Salah (C) was the star for Liverpool as they thrashed AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League. He is currently ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the goalscorers list.(AP)

Mohamed Salah threatens Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi grip on Ballon d’Or

Reuters, Liverpool | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 05:22 PM IST
Mohamed Salah, who scored twice to guide Liverpool to victory over AS Roma, remains at the front of the list of top scorers in Europe, one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and two ahead of FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi
Andres Iniesta has played for FC Barcelona from 2002 until now.(Reuters)
Andres Iniesta has played for FC Barcelona from 2002 until now.(Reuters)

France Football apologises to Andres Iniesta for never awarding him Ballon d’Or

Reuters, Barcelona | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The Ballon d’Or, awarded annually to the world’s best player, was never given to Barcelona veteran Andres Iniesta.
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