Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, beat Juventus' Ronaldo and Salah to win the Federation Internationale de Football Association prize last month after Messi was surprisingly left off the final three-man list.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was the first nominee after winning the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Community Shield, scoring 26 goals in 33 games in 2018 for club and country.
"I cannot designate one".
Premier League duo Roberto Firmino and Eden Hazard are among the nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.
Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
He thanked the Republicans who stood with Kavanaugh and said "it was a great honor to be involved in this situation". He noted that his newly hired law clerks were all women, which he said was a historic first at the Supreme Court.
At Fifa's awards in September, Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was named the world's best male player, while Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female player award.
Each panel member will pick their top five from the shortlist, with their first choice earning six points, their second four, their third three, their fourth two and their fifth one. "I messaged him afterwards and said: 'You need to call for the ball closer to the goal".
PSG's Mbappe appears a dead certainty for the newly-introduced Kopa Trophy, which rewards the best players under 21, and is voted on by previous Ballon d'Or winners.
Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks Lead 2019 Hall of Fame Nominees
According to People , inductees are required to have released their first official recording 25 years prior to being nominated. Fans can cast a ballot daily for their picks on who is most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .
Hope Hicks Joins Fox as Head of Communications
The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. Hicks' new appointment will be a done deal once 21st Century Fox's merge with The Walt Disney Company is complete.
Hurricane Michael Gains Strength, Takes Aim at North Florida
The NHC expects the center of Hurricane Michael to cross onto the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend Area on Wednesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 counties along Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend regions.
Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young
It can be hard for them to access support independently, and hard for parents to know how to help them or get support themselves. Unfortunately, the number of people admitted to treatment under the Mental Health Act has risen year on year.