The 33-year-old and Modric helped Madrid win a third straight Champions League in 2018, while the midfielder also guided Croatia to a World Cup final.
"It's Modric's year. The focus has to be on him".
Cristiano Ronaldo was the "deserved" victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or and will use the second-place disappointment as motivation to become the first Juventus player to lift the award since Pavel Nedved in 2003, according to his manager.
"I will not get into discussing the inconsistencies of the prize", Mr Valverde told reporters.
He came fifth despite the fact he won a record fifth Golden Shoe for finishing as Europe's leading scorer last season with 34 goals, inspiring Barça to glory in La Liga and the Copa del Rey in the process.
Many others mocked the organisation for trying to push the changes, and pointed out flaws in its suggestions. PETA has been heavily criticised for comparing "speciesism" to racism, homophobia and ableism.
But from 20 to 60 overs that is when India have to make inroads and pick up wickets or at least control the game. Travis Head is predicting fierce net sessions will decide Australia's line-up for the first Test against India.
NASA hopes that SpaceX and Boeing will change that when their human-rated space launch systems come online in the coming years. The Soyuz is the only means of reaching the ISS since the United States retired the space shuttle in 2011.
Chevy will be making the new Silverado 2500/3500 at its truck plant in Flint, Mich., and says that sales will begin in mid-2019. With steps already integrated into the rear bumper, bed access will be easier than ever, from all angles and positions.
And now she wants a "real computer" (oh snap) to help fulfill her "big dreams", including doing "some coding". This is advertising, after all, and the overarching message is clearly more important than specific details.
This is the first spaceflight for both McClain and Saint-Jacques and the fourth trip to the space station for Kononenko. This is the first launch of a manned spacecraft after the abortive blastoff of the Soyuz carrier rocket on October 11.
Now doctors use symptoms and a raft of tests and biopsies to determine if cancer is present which can sometimes take months. They add that the team is developing the test so that it could be used for screening of cancers especially in early stages.
The reverse repo rate is used by the monetary policy committee as a tool to control the money supply in the country. With no change in the rates, the repo rate remains at 6.50 percent while the reverse repo rate stands 6.25 percent.
Last week, someone turned one of Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typos into a website that declares, " Donald J. On Friday, he tweeted "Kimim ° has f", prompting the Twitterverse to speculate on what he meant to type.
Bobby Wagner's top plays from epic game vs. 49ers
The Seattle Seahawks defense didn't allow a touchdown until the third quarter and the offense was on fire the entire game. Sherman saw plenty of that from opposting QBs when he played in Seattle for seven seasons.
Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor
A mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a womb in her body taken from a dead person. Fifteen were fertilised, with 8 resulting in embryos that were subsequently preserved for later implantation.
French govt to look at taxes on high-earners: spokesman
The protests and u-turn of the tax have shown Mr Macron has struggled to achieve most of what he promised, according to Politico. Last weekend, more than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested in rioting in the French capital .
George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute
In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University. One of Bush's former senior aides, Ron Kaufman, says Bush's death marks "the end of a culture - a culture of civility".
‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant Jael Strauss dead at 34
Jael passed away on Tuesday at 11 am from the incurable cancer after she was unconscious for a few days, the outlet reported. Her family stopped allowing visitors after she lost consciousness; TMZ said she took a turn for the worst on Monday night.
Jon Rahm wins in Bahamas, ends year with 3 titles
So I guess I should be a little bit fresher than some of my colleagues who call me from Hong Kong or somewhere else at this point. Patrick Reed went from equal first to almost last with a 77 that left him eight shots back at Albany in the Bahamas.
Kylian Mbappe sends classy message to Unai Emery
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he was close to joining Premier League side Arsenal before he joined Paris Saint-Germain. Emery was sacked by PSG in the summer but Mbappe's move was made permanent for around £166m.
Cardi B and Offset no longer together
Cardi and Offset started dating in early 2017, and by October he publicly proposed to her at the Powerhouse concert in Philly. Fans expressed their dismay on Instagram over the news, with some urging the star to not give up on her relationship.
Yemen: UN brokers prisoner swap pact with Houthis
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock , has said that the talks are not likely to be easy or quick. Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the Houthi rebel group overran much of the country.
Nigel Farage announces he is leaving UKIP
The former leader said he had made the decision because he is uncomfortable with the direction Ukip has taken in recent months. Ukip said the December 9 march had not been organised by the party, but added: 'Members are free to attend should they wish'.