Mbappe, 19, was named the Golden Boy as France won the World Cup in July and has scored 10 goals in seven appearances for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this season, including four in the 5-0 victory against Lyon on Sunday.
The Croatian had a stellar year, leading his country to an unlikely World Cup final while also winning a third-consecutive Champions League title.
"I cannot designate one".
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Manchester United star Paul Pogba joined Brazilian football star Neymar and 28 other football stars in the 30 man nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award. That's all I hope for anyway, because there are many who deserve it.
Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health
It was great to see so numerous profession in attendance with enthusiasm to change the status quo. The Lancet commission commission recommends an increase of investment in mental health globally.
Suspect in brutal killing of Bulgarian journalist released without charge
The minister said investigators had spoken to Marinova's family and friends and "there is no apparent link to her work". Marinova was a director of TVN , a TV station in Ruse, and a TV presenter for two investigative programs.
International Monetary Fund lowers SA's economic growth forecasts
In several key economies, moreover, growth is being supported by policies that seem unsustainable over the long term. It said that a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China would put a significant dent in economic recovery.
The two Ballon d'Or Awards will be decided by an global jury of journalists, with AS editor Alfredo Relaño again casting Spain's vote this year.
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.
The list contained most of the usual suspects, however, we did see a few surprising names on the list.
The Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football every year since 1956, with former England worldwide Sir Stanley Matthews the first victor.
For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with the nominees to be announced later Monday.