Liverpool'sMohamed Salah - who became the Premier League's all-time goalscorer for a 38 game season - was also in serious contention after his goalscoring form helped the Reds reach the Champions League final, as was Spurs striker Harry Kane, who won the Golden Boot at the World Cup. But the best wasn't there, the player who's been king of this sport for years.
Modric collected the award from presenter and former France forward David Ginola after a glamorous ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Ronaldo was hoping to overtake to Messi - both on five Ballon d'Or awards - last night in Paris.
On a historic evening in Paris, the ceremony had a women's category for the first time since its inception in 1956, with Norway's Ada Hegerberg crowned the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or victor. The Portuguese ended up as runner-up, while Messi was not even in the top three.
Players like Wesley Sneijder, Xavi and Manuel Neuer have certainly had vald arguments in previous years and it was good to see Modric, who deserved to win for many reasons, get his hands on the award. Many will say that I say this only because I am his friend, but no.
Croatia lost 4-2 to France in Moscow in the final in July.
"He told me how he was seeing me as a player and what he was expecting from me".
Taking a stand against what she describes as a lack of respect for female players in Norway, she hasn't played for the national team since it crashed out of the group stage of the Women's European Championship in 2017 without scoring a goal. "I let them know, quite clearly, what I found wasn't working".
Alex Katouzian announced the Snapdragon 855 This is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader that Qualcomm says will read your fingerprint even if its wet or oily. Dallas, Houston, and Indianapolis, where they plan to make the service available.
Were Prince Charles and George HW Bush Friends? Many banks and other businesses also will shut down, and government buildings are flying flags at half-staff until December 30. Bush will be commemorated at a service at the National Cathedral Wednesday morning before being laid to rest Friday in Texas.
Rajinikanth-starrer to continue its winning streak BoxOfficeIndia stated that East Punjab crossed Rs 2.50 crore nett, while Delhi / UP was close to touching Rs 6 crore nett. The weekend collection for the film is expected to be high as advanced bookings for the shows continue.
Powell and other Fed officials have since sounded a bit more cautious, nodding to a slowdown in Europe, Japan and China. It was a "rookie mistake, " Omair Sharif, senior US economist at Societe Generale, said Wednesday in a note to clients.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer plans on retiring after this season, Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reported Tuesday, citing sources. He certainly has a great offensive mind, but he's not Meyer, who outside of Nick Saban , is the best coach in college football .
Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received the prince at the airport, where an official reception ceremony was held. Trump said there is no definitive evidence that Saudi Arabia's crown prince is complicit in the killing.
It alleged that Netanyahu sought to interfere with content of Bezeq's Walla website "in a way that would benefit him". According to a police statement, authorities found evidence of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust.
Kohli insisted Test cricket was the "most lovely format of the game" despite the razzmatazz and hype around the shorter formats. So I think it's going to be a awesome Test series to be able to watch", the Queenslander added. "It is a very good one".
"Our air defenses fired on hostile targets over the Kisweh area and downed them", SANA said , citing a military source. It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Thursday night counterattacks.
No. 5 Oklahoma took care of business Saturday, beating No. 14 Texas in the Big 12 Championship, 39-27. The game is no longer played in Dallas' Cotton Bowl Stadium, switching to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
But Hurts took control of the offense and lifted Alabama, certain to be the top seed in the College Football Playoff. With the game tied and just a minute to go, Hurts broke through the defense and powered into the endzone.
Clemson is getting a playoff first-timer and an unfamiliar stadium for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance. Oklahoma avenged its only loss, 48-45 to No. 15 Texas , with an impressive 39-27 victory in the Big 12 title game.
Meanwhile, the Canadian men went 1-2 in pool play Friday in the Dubai Sevens and will meet Zimbabwe on the consolation side today. New Zealand won the first stage of the World Series in Colorado last month, and are now unbeaten in 36 consecutive matches.
North Korea: Trump dangles denuclearization carrot
The two sides have been engaged in talks on the leaders' second meeting after the first, unprecedented, one in Singapore in June. Moon said a visit would convey Kim's commitment to nuclear disarmament, better inter-Korean relations and world peace.
US, China are 'pretty close' to a deal on tech theft: Kudlow
European, Japanese and South Korean automakers would ultimately benefit from a flat, tariff-free rate on autos , Hufbauer said. China's ministry of foreign affairs said Monday the Chinese and USA president had agreed to work toward removing all tariffs.
Wilder, Fury draw in epic heavyweight showdown
Promoter Frank Warren said he and the British Boxing Board of Control will write to the WBC demanding a rematch. He has a great right hand but he wasn't able to put it to bed until the last couple of rounds.
Green Bay Packers Fire Coach Mike McCarthy
The Cardinals struggled early offensively but ended up with six plays of 20 yards or longer, majority in the second half. He touched the ball 11 times in the first half and then all but disappeared until midway through the fourth quarter.
England handed favourable Euro 2020 qualifying draw
Wembley Stadum will host both the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, as well as three group games and one match in the last 16. The Republic of Ireland meanwhile, have ended up in Group D with Switzerland, Denmark , Georgia and Gibraltar.