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Luka Modric named the best player in the world – Twitter reacts

Modric played an integral role in Real’s Champions League win and then led Croatia to the World Cup final.

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has won the FIFA men’s player of the year award, beating Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.

For the 33-year-old, the prize caps a remarkable 12 months which saw him play an integral role in Real’s third straight Champions League victory and then lead Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.

Here, we have a look at the social media reaction to Modric’s award success.

Modric was also named in the team of the year in a two-man midfield alongside N’Golo Kante with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard in front of them and Ronaldo up front.

David de Gea was named in goal, while Dani Alves grabbed one full-back spot, with Real Madrid trio Rafael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo completing the defence as world player of the year nominee Mohamed Salah missed out.

Liverpool forward Salah’s strike in last season’s Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield won the Puskas Award for the goal of the season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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