Updates as full list announced, Ronaldo, Messi, Salah, Modric contenders

Updates as full list announced, Ronaldo, Messi, Salah, Modric contenders

Do you think Modric will beat Ronaldo and Messi to the 2018 Ballon d'Or prize?

The Ballon d'Or is run by France Football, after confirmation this year Fifa had broken away from the award.

Defender Fabio Cannavaro was victorious in 2006, while Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko and Pavel Nedved were successful in 2005, 2004 and 2003 respectively.

During the turn of the decade FIFA and Ballon d'Or merged together and was presented as one prestigious award but that association came to an end in 2016.

Ronaldo played a key role in Real's Champions League triumph last season and scored a World Cup hat-trick for Portugal against Spain.

Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup victor with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside worldwide teammate and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Other top players nominated for the award are, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric and Harry Kane.

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And Gareth Bale is in there, as well as new Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid.

Modric's worldwide team-mates Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic are also on the shortlist, as are Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The victor will be announced in Paris on 3 December with a women's victor awarded for the first time. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.

But, with France Football releasing five names at a time alphabetically, neither have had their nominations confirmed.

In total 30 nominees will be announced, with the ceremony scheduled for 3 December.

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