Messi and Ronaldo out or top three




Edinson Cavani has claimed that a French player must win the Ballon d’Or this season, as reports suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will both finish outside of the top three in the voting.

The award will be handed out on December 3, and Tuttosport have claimed that the top three will consist of Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Raphael Varane, and young Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

The Italian publication stopped short of 

will win the award, with Modric widely regarded as the favourite, after beating both Ronaldo and Messi to FIFA’s ‘The Best’ title having helped Croatia to the World Cup final.