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Luka Modric named best male player and Marta best female player at Fifa awards


Luka Modric was named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London.

The Real Madrid midfielder, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the award.

Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May and guided Croatia to their first World Cup final in July.

Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female player award.'

France's Didier Deschamps - whose side beat Modric's Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final - was named best men's coach.

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Salah received the Puskas award for the best goal, for his effort against Everton in the Premier League at Anfield last December.

Peru's supporters won the Fifa Fan Award after many thousands of them flew to Russia in support of their nation - playing at the finals for the first time since 1982. This accolade was voted for solely by supporters, BBC reported.

Culled from BBC

My view: It seems FIFA figured, it's kind of boring for Cristian Ronaldo and Messi to always win, so they decided to give it to Luka Modric for a change.