Who are the Ballon d'Or nominees for the 2018 award?

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The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday December 3, with television coverage from 20:45 CET.

Federation Internationale de Football Association best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named Monday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

The Ballon d'Or is run by France Football, after confirmation this year Fifa had broken away from the award.

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Alisson helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals last season and is the second-most expensive goalkeeper in history.

Chelsea and Belgium star Hazard is included after impressing for club and country throughout the past year, while Griezmann, a Europa League and World Cup victor with Atletico Madrid and France respectively, is one of the favourites for the award.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is nominated as is another prolific South American striker, Edinson Cavani of Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain.

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In addition, the subscribers of BT Sport will be able to stream the match live on the mobile app or via online video player. "He ( Hazard ) is an outstanding player".

He's joined by a trio of his Liverpool team-mates - Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker.

For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with Champions League winners Lyon accounting for seven of the 15 nominees.

However, Modric won UEFA's Player of the Year and FIFA's the Best award, and is arguably the favourite heading in.

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Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named on the shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

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