The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday Evening. The award is given to the best footballer on the planet and for the last decade, only two people have got their hands on the trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won it 5 times each in the last 10 years. But this time the story seems to be different as both the stars could not stamp their authority in the world cup held in Russia this year.
Ronaldo sizzled in the first game against Spain scoring a hat-trick but had little to show after that. Lionel Messi never looked the man who is touted as best on the planet. He was handled pretty well with the opposition defense mainly focussing on him. Both the players, however, were glittering for their club teams. Ronaldo added another champions league title with Real Madrid and Messi was a dream as usual for Barcelona.
France which won the world cup has as many as six players in running for the trophy. Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane. Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante who mesmerized everyone with their play during the world cup are all in the race for the prize. Mbappe is looking like the favorite to win the award but a certain Croatian going by the name of Luca Modric may well have other thoughts.