Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

How to watch the 2018 Ballon d'Or online, TV

How to watch the 2018 Ballon d'Or online, TV

Lionel Messi finished behind Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe in this year's Ballon d'Or voting.

It is the first time in 10 years neither Ronaldo nor Messi has been recognised as the world's best player for France Football's acclaimed award.

It comes after the midfielder spearheaded Croatia's charge to the World Cup final - and was named player of the tournament in the process - after helping Madrid win an unprecedented third straight Champions League title. The Portuguese ended up as runner-up, while Messi was not even in the top three.

Kevin Keegan twice won the top award in the two seasons after leaving Liverpool for Hamburg in 1977. He wanted me to open myself more.

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

"It is a fantastic day for women's is important to show young girls that they can believe in themselves and I hope they are inspired by this".

There was controversy when Hegerberg was asked by co-host Martin Solveig if she knew how to "twerk", to which she replied "No", and he later apologised for any offence caused. And he said that he saw me as a Ballon d'Or victor one day.

'It's hard to find the words to express how I feel, ' Modric said.

"He (Solveig) came to me afterwards and was really sad that it went that way".

Kerr also helped Australia reach the AFC Women's Asian Cup final, which the Matildas lost to Japan in April, and has scored eight goals in 19 worldwide appearances this calendar year.

He tweeted: "I explained to @AdaStolsmo the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke".

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