Blaise Matuidi insists Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly planning to boycott this year's Ballon d'Or award ceremony having learnt about the victor. FIFA's official YouTube channel might also show the live coverage of the Ballon d'Or ceremony.

The superstar forward made the move to Juventus in July and team-mate Matuidi backed Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or on Monday.

With Cristiano Ronaldo drawing a blank against Valencia, Lionel Messi reduced the gap between first and second to 15 goals with a brilliant strike in Barcelona's 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven.

Speaking after picking up the award, Modric said: "It is a unique feeling".

The Kopa Award, for best young player, is reportedly heading to Kylian Mbappe, for his efforts in firing France to a second World Cup triumph and impressive season with title winners Paris Saint-Germain. "I have sensational feelings in me at the moment which I find hard to describe".

The 2018 Ballon d'Or is finally here, and we are expected to see who wins the most coveted individual prize in football as Paris is set to host the ceremony in the historic Grand Palais tonight.

The teenage talent has enjoyed a sensational year, winning a plethora of domestic titles with the Parisians, as well as lifting the World Cup with Les Bleus in Russian Federation over the summer.

The root of it is the fact that of all the nominees put forward by France Football, the publication presiding over the Ballon d'Or, Varane is the only one who has won both the World Cup and the Champions League this year.

It will crown a big year for Modric who has already won UEFA Best Player in Europe.

Modric helped Croatia reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the summer.

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