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Luka Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned FIFA's player of the year

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London. Both are in action for Juventus and Barcelona on Wednesday, but their no-show attracted criticism after so many years on top.

Croatia's Luka Modric receives the Best FIFA Men's Player award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)