The 63rd edition of the Ballon d’Or awards will take place in the French capital of Paris on Tuesday. Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo are among of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or 2018, even as Croatia’s World Cup hero Luka Modric is touted to end the two former players’ decade-long domination on the Golden Ball.

Other than, Messi, Ronaldo and Modric, France’s World Cup-winning stars are also top contenders for the Ballon d’Or this year.



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Here’s all you need to know about the Ballon d’Or 2018:

Date: The 63rd edition of the Ballon d’Or will be held on Tuesday, December 4

Time: The Ballon d’Or 2018 ceremony is expected to start around 6:45 GMT which is at 12:15 AM in India

Venue: Paris

Hosts: Former Tottenham and France great David Ginola.

Live streaming in India: France Football’s official website

Here is the Ballon d’Or 2018 shortlist:

Sergio Aguero (Man City)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

Isco (Real Madrid)

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Edinson Cavani (PSG)

Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Neymar (PSG)

Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)