Lionel Messi: Juventus are 'clear favourites' to win the Champions League

Messi lost a penalty kick against Iceland

At the age of 33, the Italian feels the five-time Ballon d'Or victor should get to grips that he will need to conserve energy to remain at the elite level he's displayed over the last decade.

Asked about who he thinks should win FIFA's The Best, which is between Ronaldo, Salah and Modric, he responded: "I would give it to our player, Modric, I'm clear about that".

Others are of the opinion that Kylian Mbappe, Antonine Grizeman and Eeden Hazard deserve a spot on the list since these people had a wonderful World cup outing as against Mo Salah.

Polling is open until the awards ceremony on September 24 in London.

Ronaldo, who like Messi is a five-time victor of the award and has won it for the last two years, helped Real Madrid claim a third consecutive Champions League crown before securing a transfer to Italian champions Juventus in July.

The Liverpool star is joined by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus) and Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid).

Federation Internationale de Football Association have closed an investigation into Inter Milan and their pursuit of Luka Modric this summer since they say there are no grounds to continue.

He was also instrumental in Croatia's campaign, taking them to the finale of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. "I came here at 13 and I've had my whole life here".

Marta is one of three finalists for the award and will look to win her record sixth Women's World Player of the Year award at the end of this month.

In contrast, Liverpool ended last season without any silverware, despite having a stellar run to the Champions League final, where they were defeated by Madrid 3-1.

France's World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award, alongside Golden Glove victor Thibaut Courtois and Danish shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel.

He won four Champions League titles with the Galacticos to bring his tally to five and became the most successful player in the history of the club competition.

Lyon's Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg and German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan are joined by Brazilian five-time victor Marta in the running for the best women's player after winning the Champions League with the French giants.

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