Seven Ballon d'Or 2018 nominees pick their favourites for the award

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Who will take home the coveted prize?

This means that the 33-year-old playmaker will break the dominance of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo in the last decade.

Apart from Ronaldo, Modric and Antoinne Griezmann makes the three man shortlist for the prize this year - leaving Barcelona's Lionel Messi out of the equation.

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly planning to boycott this year's Ballon d'Or award ceremony having learnt about the victor.

It's perhaps no surprise that the Croatian icon is the odds-on 2/5 favourite to scoop the Ballon d'Or, ahead of former teammate Ronaldo at 5/1, Griezmann (8/1), Varane (10/1), and Mbappe (12/1), whereas Messi is the 20/1 outsider.

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While the last few months have seen varied opinions on the victor of the award, players who are featured on France Football's thirty-man shortlist have also given their verdict on the issue.

According to Sky Italia, via Spanish publication AS, Ronaldo finished second in the poll, with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann coming third.

The failures of both Argentina and Portugal in Russian Federation have damaged the chances of the Barcelona and Juventus duo, who have dominated the individual awards in the last ten years.

Reacting to Messi's supposed exclusion from this year's Europe topflight individual prize, Valverde said it would be odd for the Argentine global not to make the three-man final list.

The FIFA Men's Player of the Year victor added, "I do not like to talk that way and say, "Yes, I deserve the Golden Ball".

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