'Ronaldo & Messi The Best snub is disrespectful'

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric accepts his award at the gala event in London

Croatia and Real Madrid attacking midfielder Luka Modric beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah to the Fifa Best Men Player award.

Salah has finished third in the annual Federation Internationale de Football Association award behind the victor Luka Modric, and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo who came in the second place, however the Egyptian won a consolation prize in the Puskas award for his strike against Everton.

"This trophy is not just mine, it's for all my Real Madrid teammates, for all my teammates from the Croatian national team, for all coaches that I have played for", he said at the Best FIFA Football Awards held in London, "because without them this would not be possible".

The Liverpool player's goal against Merseyside rivals, Everton, in the Premier League was adjudged the best goal and victor of the Puskas Award.

Luka Modric was crowned the world's top footballer at FIFA's "The Best" awards on Monday night.

Belgian Thibaut Courtois, a recent Real Madrid transfer from Chelsea, won the best goalkeeper award. Dalic, who spent seven years in the Gulf with Saudi clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Hilal before enjoying great success with Al-Ain in the UAE, inherited a Croatia side on the edge of failing to qualify for the World Cup and took them to the final within 12 months.




Voting for the player and coach categories was conducted by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans. "Without my coaches, I would not have won this and without my family I would not be the player I am today", said 33-year-old Modric.

Cuper, who left his job at Egypt after 2018 FIFA World Cup, didn't include the former AS Roma winger in his picks, as he went for his countryman Lionel Messi in his first choice.

One could ask why a man won the women's coach award, one could ponder why Salah's goal against Everton was even nominated for the Puskas, let alone winning the award outright.

"Two guys we don't know", actor Idris Elba, who hosted the show, said after highlighting the absence of Messi and Ronaldo.

Despite not making the final three, Messi voted his rival Ronaldo in third place, with Kylian Mbappe in second place and Modric in first.

Ronaldo, who wasn't at the award ceremony, ended with a silver medal and Salah's heroics to get Liverpool to the Champions League final earned him the bronze.

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