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Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or

Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or”

And Coral have made him 2-5 to scoop this prize too, which commences in Paris on the 3 December.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has ruled himself out from the contention to win the 2018 Ballon d'Or award, but the midfielder wants one of his teammates at the national team to win it.

Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup victor with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside worldwide teammates, Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, Manchester United's Paul Pogba and PSG's Kylian Mbappe.

Other top players nominated for the award are, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric and Harry Kane.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, won last year's Ballon d'Or and is again a contender.

During the turn of the decade FIFA and Ballon d'Or merged together and was presented as one prestigious award but that association came to an end in 2016.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid.

And he thinks Les Bleus' achievement outranks that of the likes of Messi, who won La Liga and the Copa del Rey with Barcelona, and Ronaldo - who won a third Champions League title with Real Madrid.

Four goalkeepers are also among the 30 - Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid, Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker, Tottenham's France World Cup victor Hugo Lloris and Atletico's Jan Oblak.

The Spain worldwide, who was named in the FIFA FIFPro World 11 last month, has not been included in the latest group of five nominees for France Football's individual prize.

The Ballon d'Or is split into three separate criteria: performances during the calendar year, talent and fair play, and career achievements.



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