The Best FIFA Awards 2018

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"This trophy is not just mine".

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, on Monday beat Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, to win the 2018 Best FIFA player award.

While Chelsea winger Hazard is in the running to be named in the Fifpro World XI, the main individual prize on Monday night is a three-way battle between Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

Croatia captain Luka Modrić has capped off an fantastic year by winning The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2018 at a ceremony in London on Monday night.

Messi didn't make the three-man shortlist and skipped the trip to London.

The Croatia captain enjoyed a stunning World Cup in Russian Federation earlier this year and was awarded the accolade at a Gala event in London tonight.

Modric scored twice and also netted in penalty shootout wins over Denmark and Russian Federation, but it was his playmaking ability that caught the eye in winning the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup. The reigning champions on Wednesday will face Bologna in their Italian Serie A match.

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"I also want to thank my idol, member of the Croatia 1998 team Zvonimir Boban who gave us inspiration that we could great things in Russia", Modrić said before saying a few words in Spanish and in Croatian.

The first 40 years (until 1995) saw the best player European awarded.

Salah received the Puskas award for the best goal, for his effort against Everton in the Premier League at Anfield last December.

Kylian Mbappe, 19, was rewarded with a place in the side after winning the award for the best young player at this summer's World Cup for his impressive performances for France.

The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Madrid from Chelsea.

Best Women's coach: Reynald Pedros, coach of Lyonnais Féminin - who won the French league and the Women's Champions League last season - picks up the award.

German forward Lennart Thy won the fair play award after missing a game for Dutchside VVV-Venlo to help a leukemia patient.

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