September 25, 2018 11:38 IST

Luka Modric and Marta win Fifa player of the year awards in London

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Modric and Marta scoop FIFA player of the year awards Croatian captain Luka Modric has beaten Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah to be crowned as the Best FIFA Men's Player of the year. "The award caps off an incredible year for the 33 year old Croatian, who won his fourth Champions League title with Real Madrid in May, before leading his country to the 2018 World Cup final. Modric won the Golden Ball at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Brazil's Marta was named as the Best FIFA Women's Player at the FIFA Best Awards in London. Credit: (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Luka Modric wins FIFA men's player of the year The Croatian footballer dethroned his former Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo, who had won the award twice before. Liverpool star Salah was rewarded with the Puskas Award for best goal of the past year for his strike against Everton in a Premier League match at Anfield. Credit: (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Marta wins FIFA Women's player of the year Orlando Pride and Brazil forward Marta receives her trophy for the Best FIFA Women's Player of 2018 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on September 24, 2018 in London. Credit: (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Luka Modric poses for a photo with his wife Vanja Bosnic Luka Modric of Real Madrid poses for a photo with his wife Vanja Bosnic and children, Ivano and Ema Modric during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. Credit: (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Luka Modric FIFA President, Gianni Infantino (R) presents Luka Modric of Real Madrid with the trophy for The Best FIFA Men's Player 2018 during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. Credit: (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)