KXIP vs KKR Live Score

However, the Manchester United man believes he should not win the Ballon d'Or ahead of his global team-mates.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is among the early nominees for the Men's Ballon d'Or award as France Football release their list of 30 at staggered intervals throughout the day.

On Tuesday afternoon, Paul Pogba and 29 other football stars made the 30 man nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award which was last won by Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ultimately Lloris' inclusion on the list is due to the fact that he captained France to World Cup Glory in Russian Federation.

Firmino is nominated despite Liverpool failing to win a trophy last term and Brazil reaching only the World Cup quarter-finals, while Godin gets the nod following Atletico Madrid's victories in the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

After joining the Reds in the summer transfer window in 2017 from Roma, Salah scored over 40 goals for Liverpool in a debut season at Anfield.

The likes of Luis Suarez, Sergio Ramos, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have yet to get off the mark in terms of percentage of votes cast, while the FIFA "Best" award victor Luka Modric has also struggled for fan votes.

This award runs alongside FIFA's The Best, which was won by Luka Modric in September.

Also making the cut are Juve's Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool's Sadio Mane, while Barcelona are also represented by Croat defender Ivan Rakitic.

The two Ballon d'Or Awards will be decided by an worldwide jury of journalists, with AS editor Alfredo Relaño again casting Spain's vote this year.

The victor of the prestigious award organised by France Football magazine will be announced on December 3.

Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair.


SIMILAR ARTICLES

loading...

COMMENTS