Calls for Luka Modric to win the Ballon d’Or intensify after World Cup final


Luka Modric has won the World Cup Golden Ball, and certainly has a shout for the Ballon d’Or given his sides this season have won the Champions League and also come runners up in the World Cup final – but quite if he will get the award is up for debate.

Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly think he’s nailed on for the award and Eden Hazard clearly has sour grapes after missing out on the World Cup individual award, yet will not be able to contend for the Ballon d’Or given his and Chelsea’s terrible season.

With Messi failing in the World Cup by quite sensational levels and Barcelona crashing out of Europe at the hands of Roma, it seems it could well come down to club teammates Ronaldo and Modric.

Given Modric has shone for club and country, many people think he deserves it, yet that doesn’t always end up being the case in football – as we know well.

SOCHI, RUSSIA – JUNE 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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