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Kylian Mbappe similar to Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United - Antoine Griezmann

Kylian Mbappe similar to Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United - Antoine Griezmann

The 30-man list, which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and FIFA's "The Best Men's Player" Luka Modric was announced by France Football on Monday. Ronaldo is the current defending champion, having won his fifth Ballon d'Or in 2017. Historically, the Ballon d'Or is the best of the best.

The victor of the Ballon d'Or will be announced in Paris on December 3 by France Football.

Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann says the Ballon d'Or should go to a French player this year.

Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante also feature on the 30-man list, which has been exclusively won by Ronaldo or Messi for the last 10 years.

Others are: Edinson Cavani from Uruguay, Paris St Germain; Thibaut Courtois from Belgium, Real Madrid; Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, Juventus; Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium, Manchester City.

Bale, who scored two goals in Real's triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool including a spectacular overhead kick, is joined by club teammates Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Isco, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos.

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Griezmann, who scored 4 goals in the World Cup, and also helped Atletico Madrid in winning the Europa League title previous year, was one of the 30 players to be nominated for the award.

England only have one representative on the list in Harry Kane while Gareth Bale is also among the nominees.

Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay's rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod.

'In this best team in the world there must be the best player in the world, right?

The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer.

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