Real Madrid's Luka Modric claimed FIFA's The Best award for 2018 to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on world football's top player prize.
The Croatia midfielder won with 29 percent of the votes, coming in ahead of Ronaldo (19 percent), Mohamed Salah (11.2 percent), Kylian Mbappe (10 percent) and Messi (9 percent), who along with Ronaldo skipped the ceremony.
Modric was presented with the award following a ceremony in London on Monday night.
"This award is not just...
Barcelona will appeal against the VAR decision which saw Clement Lenglet sent off as they dropped their first points of the new La Liga season, held to a 2-2 draw by Catalan rivals Girona at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Lenglet was dismissed for "elbowing an opponent in the face when competing for the ball," according to referee Gil Manzano's report, but Barca feel that video footage proves it was not intentional.
Coach Ernesto Valverde argued that it "wasn't an act of aggression" on the defender's part...
The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) notified La Liga on Monday that it does not approve of plans to stage Girona's home game against Barcelona in January in the United States.
La Liga planned to host a regular-season game overseas annually as part of a 15-year marketing agreement with Relevent Sports and decided to move the Catalan derby, set for Jan. 26, to suburban Miami.
The players' union has had reservations about the plan from the start, and after receiving a detailed report from La...