Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo's sister under fire for blaming cabal

Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo's sister under fire for blaming cabal

Meanwhile, previously had reported Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric has been named the victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or award beating Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Paris on Monday night, December 3.

This year, Modric won the Champions League with Spanish giants Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July.

The reaction, save for the Ronaldo and Messi loyalists, has been largely positive to the newly-crowned best player in the world. "The Ballon d'Or was more than just a dream for me and it is really an honour and a privilege to hold this trophy".

The annual football award, presented by France Football, has been dominated by Messi and Ronaldo for the past decade, with each clinching the accolade five times apiece since 2008. France's Kylian Mbappe is heavily favored to win the latter honor, while Americans Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe are up for the women's award. Brazilian
Neymar, third a year ago, was 12th despite a
domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain.

It appears that not many people are happy about Luka Modric's win of the 2018 Ballon d'Or. Honoured by one and all, Hegerberg stood on the stage, ready to be greeted by former France global David Ginola and French DJ Martin Solveig.

Neymar - One of the reasons why Neymar moved to PSG from FC Barcelona was that he wanted to move out of Messi's shadows and possibly win the Ballon d'Or. And Salah scored 44 goals in his debut season for Liverpool as well as reaching the Champions League final.

Defenders are often overlooked when it comes to individual accolades, with Italy World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro the last to win the Ballon d'Or in 2006. The suggestion clearly made Hegerberg uncomfortable.

"A lot of things need to be done to make the conditions better for women who play football", she commented. You can fulfill yourself by seeking attention and applaud from others.

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