RELIVE The Best FIFA awards: Modric wins best player 2018; Salah, Deschamps, Courtois scoop awards

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Sep 2018

Croatia's Luka Modric wins best player award, Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins best goal award

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their third goal (Reuters)


9:50 Marta of Brazil wins the Women player award.

9:40 The Best World 11: David De Gea – Dani Alves, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo – Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante - Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho and Idris Elba
Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, David De Gea and Raphael Varane after being named in the Fifa Fifpro World XI with Michael Ballack, Ronaldinho and Idris Elba (Reuters)

9:30 The Best FIFA's fan award goes to Peru fans at the 2018 World Cup.

9:10 Reynald Pedros (France, Olympique Lyon) won the women best coach award.

9:05 Belgium's Thibaut Courtois wins The Best goalkeeper award.

9:00 France World Cup winner Didier Deschamps wins The Best men coach.

9:00 "I thank everybody who voted for me and I am looking to win another title tonight," Salah


8:30 The show begins.

8:20 "It is a great honor to be here for the first time in my life, it is a dream that comes true and I want to be here for years to come. I would be very happy if I win it but if not I will be working hard to win it next year. Being at the World Cup was one of the best moments in my life so far." Salah said.

8:15 Salah poses for pictures before the ceremony

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah before the start of the awards (Reuters)

8:00 Belgium's star Eden Hazard said "I voted for Modric, but Salah is my friend, so I want him to win!"


The Best FIFA awards and candidates:

The Best FIFA's men player

WINNER: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)

The Best FIFA's women player

WINNER: Marta (Brazil, Orlando Pride)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Lyon)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Lyon)

The Best FIFA's men coach

WINNER: Didier Deschamps (France)
Zinedine Zidane (France, Real Madrid)
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)

The Best FIFA's women coach

WINNER: Reynald Pedros (France, Olympique Lyon)
Asako Takakura (Japan, Japan national team)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands, Dutch national team)

The Best FIFA's goalkeeper

WINNER: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, Real Madrid)
Casper Schmeichel (Denmark, Leicester City)
Hugo Lloris (France, Tottenham)

The Best FIFA's Puskas award

WINNER: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah vs Everton
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale vs Liverpool
Russia's Denis Cheryshev vs Croatia
AEK's Lazaros Christodoulopoulos vs Olympiacos
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo vs Juventus
Cruzeiro's Giorgian De Arrascaeta vs America MG
Newcastle Jets' Riley McGree vs Melbourne City
Argentina's Lionel Messi vs Nigeria
France's Benjamin Pavard vs Argentina
Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma vs Iran

The Best FIFA's fan award

WINNER: Peru World Cup fans
Chilean fan Sebastian Carrera 
Japan and Senegal World Cup fans.

The Best FIFA's fair play award

Lennart Thy

The Best FIFA's FIFpro World XI

David De Gea – Dani Alves, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo – Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante - Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo.


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