Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister blames ‘mafia’ for Ballon d’Or snub

Модрич получил Золотой мяч. Он прервал 10-летнюю гегемонию Месси и Роналду

Ronaldo finished second behind Modric with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in third.

"A lot of things need to be done to make the conditions better for women who play football", she commented.

Modric, 33, was also named FIFA's Best Men's Player earlier this year.

"My son, I am the happiest and proudest father in the world", he said.

"I just want to thank all those who helped me to be here tonight, I thank my team-mates, my coaches, the staff and Real Madrid, all those who work there, the coaches and team-mates in the national team, the ones who voted for me and my family, which allows me to blossom as a person".

This will be the first time since 2008 that another player will defeat the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or award.

"Being historical and the first woman to win the Ballon d'Or is a huge moment in my life", the 23-year-old said. "So even if I don't win, we win", Kerr posted on Instagram before the awards ceremony overnight.

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Last summer saw Modric heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan, amid reports that he felt his exploits with club and country merited a pay rise.

Kylian Mbappe missed out on a place in the top three too, finishing fourth in the voting, although he did walk away with the inaugural Kopa Trophy.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world's most expensive player, dropped to 12th having been voted third best in last year's poll.

The French-speaking nation did put a Frenchman at the top of their list but not a member of the World Cup winning squad.

He's won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career. "Good question", he replied, before adding: "I congratulate Modric as the Ballon d'Or". Now plying her trade at Lyon, she is a three-time Women's Champions League victor.

This also brings us to the question: why was Solveig, a French DJ, chosen to be a part of the presentation ceremony at a prestigious award like this?

Under the current format, the list of nominees is drawn up by weekly magazine France Football, with journalists from around the world voting on the final victor.

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