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The 'cracks' that have disappeared in this 2019 Golden Ball

Published:3/12/2019 - 13:27h

Updated:3/12/2019 - 15:00h

There are many great stars in the world of football who were not even among the 30 finalists for the Golden Ball 2019. One of them, the winner of the last, Luka Modric. In addition to the Croatian, many other 'cracks' were left out

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A lot of things have changed in the world of the football since Luka Modric won his first Balloon of Goldin December of the 2018. The Croat heaved the prize by in front of Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann and broke with the monopoly of the Portuguese and of Leo Messi, that had delivered them to him all from the 2008.

But this course all has gone back to change and many of which were nominated then, not even have gone in between the finalists now. They are not one neither two footballers, but there are quite a lot of world-wide stars that have disappeared completely of a year to another in this prize. One of them is, as already it knows , the own Modric, that has happened to win to not even be in the list of candidates. The midfield player did a very bad campaign with the Real Madrid and has not deserved the nomination.

But no only it has occurred this with the Balkan. The abysmal year of the white team caused the absences of Raphael Varane, that was seventh in 2018; Courtois, that arrived to the fourteenth place; Gareth Bleat, that was seventeenth; Sergio Bouquets, nineteenth qualifier; Marcelo, that finish in the place 22; and Isco, that finish the last, have not been neither between the 30 nominated finals in this 2019.

Any of the merengues gave the level neither in the collective neither in the individual, the same that other stars like Neymar Jr. The Brazilian, that was decimosegundo in 2018, hardly played by the injuries the past season, and this year has not been between the 30 finalists. A hard hit for a footballer aue always has been called to turn into the best of the world.

In the FC Barcelona also there are victims and Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic have disappeared of the list. The charrúa finish thirteenth in 2018, whereas the Croat was nineteenth. The '9' Barcelona had a good campaign in League, but went a disaster in Champions League, where only put a so much in all the competition and where follows without marking out of house from the 2015. The ex of the Seville, by his part, was something irregular and did not do merits to be in a prize like this.

Other stars that were not nominated to the Balloon of Gold

Harry Kane, Jan Oblak or Paul Pogba also are other world-wide stars that disappeared in this 2019. The English was tenth in 2018 after completing an exceptional year in the Tottenham, but the past course the injuries him lastraron and did not play as much as would like him. Oblak, that finish in the place 25 in 2018, yes gave the level and was 'Zamora' with the Athletic, but the rojiblancos did not win at all and this has penalised him. The Frenchman, by his part, had good moments, but was very irregular and fracasó with a United that drifts this season. The French midfield player has happened to be fifteenth to not being present neither in the quinielas.

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