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Ballon d’Or vote: Messi’s fifth place absurd – Barca coach

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Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’ Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize Monday in Paris after winning the UEFA Champions League and being named the tournament’s …

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Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has beaten off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi to be named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid midfielder played a pivotal role for his club as they stormed to a third consecutive Champions League title, as well as …

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Griezmann: I deserve Ballon d’Or

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France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid, AFP reports. Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award …

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‘France deserved to win 2018 World Cup’

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Former England defender Gary Neville has insisted that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup. Les Bleus secured the trophy with a 4- 2 win over Croatia in the final of the competition on Sunday afternoon. Didier Deschamps’s side were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR in the …

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World Cup: Kane, Lukaku battle for Golden Boot award

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Belgium and England will meet in the World Cup playoff for third place on Saturday with opposing strikers Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane vying for the tournament’s Golden Boot. Just as Belgium and England’s dead-rubber game in the group stage carried a sense of unimportance, so third-place playoffs can be …

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Pogba a match-winner – Kante

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N’Golo Kante has hailed Paul Pogba’s decisive contribution to France’s opening World Cup win over Australia on Saturday. The midfielder got his tournament off to a great start in France’s 2-1 victory despite a frustrating season at Manchester United, playing a key role in winning the penalty Antoine Griezmann converted. …

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World Cup: Griezmann is ‘the boss’ for France – Mbappe

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France star Antoine Griezmann has shown he is “the boss” since Euro 2016, according to team-mate Kylian Mbappe. Didier Deschamps’ men, runners-up at their home European Championship two years ago, enter the World Cup in Russia as one of the favourites. That is in part thanks to Griezmann, the Atletico …

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