Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA. Modric beat out Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo.
Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for a fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its first World Cup final where it lost to France. Messi and Ronaldo were the only winners of world soccer’s main individual award from FIFA in various guises since 2008, both winning five titles each.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Exam 2018-
- FIFA Headquarter – Zürich, Switzerland, President – Gianni Infantino.