Croatia’s Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or, football’s most coveted award, having helped take his country to the World Cup final and helping his club, the Real side, retain their Champions League crown for the second year running.
Croatia’s Luka Modric arrives on the red carpet at the 2018 Ballon d’Or ceremony. Modric is one of the favourites to win football’s most coveted award, having helped take his country to the World Cup final before being beaten by France in Moscow. The 33-year-old was also brilliant in the Real side that retained their Champions League crown for the second year running, and the Spanish club would love to see him succeed 2016 and 2017 winner Ronaldo, who has since left the Bernabeu for Juventus. IMAGES
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