The ceremony will begin at 20:00 CET at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Spanish publication ‘Sport’ claims that Lionel Messi will not be present, whilst ‘Sky Sports’ say the same of Cristiano Ronaldo, with both players currently preparing for midweek matches.
Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric and Ronaldo will battle it out to be named best player, but the Croatian is the bookies’ favourite after sparkling for club and country over the course of the last year.
Were he to win, the former Tottenham midfielder would break the Messi/Ronaldo stranglehold for the first time since Kaka back in 2007, but he will have to wait until Monday night to find out.
The highly-anticipated winner of the 2018 Puskas Award will also be revealed, with 10 hopefuls keen to succeed Olivier Giroud as the holder of that prestigious title.
FIFA’s World XI is also on the agenda, with the team based on the votes of fellow professionals only. The 2017 sides was made up of: Buffon; Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Bonucci, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Now the countdown continues to find out this year’s winners…