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Monday, December 31, 2018

SPORTS: Five Notable Events That Defined The World of Soccer in 2018.

As the year 2018, rolls away there are lists of wonderful events that dazzled the world of sports, one of such sports is soccer (football).
 Standing on number one position is:

(1) Luka Modric:
The Croatian midfielder brought the world of football to a stand-still after claiming prestigious football awards including the Ballon d'Or, he topped many headlines as the stand-out footballer of the year.


Modric was further named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team, won the Best FIFA Men's Player award and IFFHS World's Best Playmaker award.

Apart from receiving individual awards, the 33-year-old played a pivotal part in Real Madrid's success in the Champions League, helping the La Liga giants lift the European title for the third consecutive year.

His exploits in the midfield and leadership in the pitch further saw Croatia beat all odds to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia where they lost
 4-2 to eventual cup winners, France.

(2) Didier Deschamps completes World Cup brace with France:

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, France national team had emerged as favourites to lift the world football title owing to their immense talent.

One man, Didier Deschamps, who once won the title with France as player was tasked with daunting responsibility of guiding his nation to glory.


 They finally lifted the 2018 World cup in Russia after defeating Croatia to a 4-2 win.

(3) Cristiano Ronaldo's switch to Juventus:


After spending nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo, decided it was time for a new challenge elsewhere.

As such, the Portuguese talisman sealed an incredible move to Serie A giants, Juventus.

The 33-year-old has since extended his terrific goal-scoring form to Turin, notching 13 goals and created seven more for the Old Lady thus far.


(4) Pep Guardiola's dominance in the Premier League:


Manchester City may have slumped down the Premier League after recording a string of frustrating results towards the tail end of the first half of the season.

However, their dominance in the 2017/2018 season under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola will never go unnoticed.

(5) Real Madrid's Champions League triumph:

The La Liga giants lifted the UEFA Champions League for the third consecutive year after an impressive campaign.


At the start of the 2017/18 season, Real Madrid enjoyed a mixture of results in the domestic, and it looked certain rivals Barcelona were on course to claim the La Liga title.

Zinedine Zidane, who, at the time was Madrid boss shifted gear to the European campaign where they were drawn against tough opponents.

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