Monday, 24 September, 2018

Lionel Messi: Juventus are 'clear favourites' to win the Champions League

Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season
| 05 September, 2018, 17:30

Lionel Messi first got nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year 12 years ago, in 2007, as a 20-year old La Masia product slowly entering the Barcelona first-team. "Period", the club tweeted from its official Twitter handle on Monday.

Modric was also part of that Madrid side that has dominated the Champions League in recent years and won the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup for leading Croatia to the final.

Lionel Messi is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo's exit makes Cristiano Ronaldo a "less good" team and immediately transforms Juventus into one of the favourites for the Champions League.

Salah was the Premier League top goalscorer on his debut season for Liverpool as the Reds reached their first Champions League final in more than a decade, losing 3-1 to Real to Kiev.

Federation Internationale de Football Association have an award ready to hand over to just one footballer to confirm exactly this.


Julen Lopetegui is over his turbulent sacking as Spain boss and does not regret his decision to join Real Madrid, even though it cost him the chance to manage at the World Cup.

Marta is one of three finalists for the award and will look to win her record sixth Women's World Player of the Year award at the end of this month.

The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by Tottenham and France's Hugo Lloris, Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, son of Peter, and Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won a third successive Champions League title with Real Madrid in 2017-18, finishing as top scorer in the competition and had Modric as a team-mate.

The FIFA world best finalist have been announced today with the victor to be announced later in September 24th in London.

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