First Photos from the Best FIFA Award Ceremony


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BEST FIFA AWARDS 2018 LIVE! Latest Update As Ronaldo, Modric, Salah Battle It Out!!!

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mo Salah will discover their fate this evening as they bid to win the Best FIFA Award for best men’s player.

The trio are all shortlisted for the gong and it will be decided at a glittering ceremony in London tonight.

A host of other prizes are up for grabs, including the Puskas Award, with Gareth Bale’s Champions League screamer among those on the shortlist.

Zinedine Zidane is one of the nominees for the men’s coach award, while the FIFPro World XI will also be decided.

7:08PM: Magic Mo

Here is one of the men of the hour. He’s been tipped by Eden Hazard for the award. Will Mohamed Salah be crowned as The Best FIFA men’s player?


wo players who are in with a very good chance of picking up at award – Kylian Mbappe and David De Gea.

6:58PM: Ola Ramos

Wonder whether he’ll be sat next to Salah tonight?

6:54PM: Who let the Drog out? DIDER DROGBA ARRIVES

6:52PM: Hazard on Salah

“I vote for Modric, but for me, Mo Salah is my friend, so I want him to win”

6:45PM: FIFA President Gianni Infantino

6:32PM: Family affair

Thibaut Courtois has arrived with family in tow. The former Chelsea stopper is in the running for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper tonight. Will he take the crown?

6:25PM: If anyone was going to wear angel wings…

…it would be Dani Alves

6:18PM: Waistcoat at the ready

England boss Gareth Southgate is in the building in trademark attire.

6:12PM: Some real legends arriving already…

Cafu, Fabio Capello, and Pierluigi Collina are among the early arrivals.

5:46PM: Modric the favourite?


Arsene Wenger has arrived for the awards ceremony. The former Arsenal boss appears to be in good form after walking away from the Emirates this summer.

Will a new job be on the horizon?

The nominees;

Cristiano Ronaldo

The 2017-18 campaign was another standout season for Portugal forward Ronaldo.

Finishing the top scorer in the Champions League with 15 goals, Ronaldo helped drive Los Blancos on to a third successive European crown with victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

It was the 33-year-old’s fifth Champions League triumph in total. Portugal suffered a disappointing last-16 exit from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after which he moved to Juventus in a 112 million euros (£99.2m) transfer.

Luka Modric

Also part of the Real Madrid side to win the Champions League, Modric went on to guide Croatia to a first appearance in the World Cup final, defeating England along the way.

Despite the disappointment of losing to France in Moscow, the energetic performances of the number 10 earned him the Golden Ball as the tournament’s stand-out player.

Modric also went on to receive the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.

Mohamed Salah

Salah may have seen his hopes of Champions League glory with Liverpool dashed by an unfortunate shoulder injury from a tussle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, but the Egypt forward can look back on a superb 2017-18 season.

His 32 Premier League goals set a new record, and he also found the net 11 times in the Champions League – including crucial strikes in both the quarter-final against Manchester City and semi-final showdown with Roma.

While still struggling for full match fitness in Russia, Salah got himself on the World Cup scoresheet in Egypt’s final group game against Saudi Arabia.

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