Messi breaks silence on Ronaldo's departure Real Madrid exit

06 September, 2018, 01:49 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah

Messi and Ronaldo have been the only winners of world football's main individual award from FIFA since 2008. But who will it be?

Lionel Messi believes Juventus are now a "clear favourite" to win the Champions League after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

The FIFA world best finalist have been announced today with the victor to be announced later in September 24th in London.

Ronaldo stunned the footballing world this summer when he left Real Madrid and La Liga behind after nine very successful years and put pen to paper with Juventus in a deal worth £105million.

Ronaldo and Bale face off in a battle of the Champions League overhead kicks - the Portugal icon's effort against current employers Juventus in the quarter-finals and Bale's acrobatic finish to help down Salah's Liverpool in the final.

Ronaldo's former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric is best-placed to become the first new name to win the award for 10 years after a superb season for club and country.

No ‘political necessity’ to keep Canada in NAFTA deal
USA goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $544.9 billion in 2016, with a trade surplus of $11.2 billion. It's unclear where Canada and the US stand in negotiations and whether NAFTA talks could soon come to a close.

There is some consolation for Messi as his Russian Federation 2018 goal versus Nigeria makes the list of 10 nominees for the Puskas Award for best goal.

Lopetegui was also asked about Ronaldo's exit, which preceded his appointment at the Bernabeu.

World Cup winning tactician Didier Deschamps has been nominated alongside Croatia's Zlatko Dalic and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for the coach of the year award.

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award will be contested between a trio who shone in Russian Federation, namely Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, France's Hugo Lloris and Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel.

"We have done okay but it is only the start and we have three weeks ahead with the Champions League".

Holland's Sarina Wigman, Lyon's Reynald Pedros and Asako Takakura of Japan are in contention for the women's coach prize.

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