Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly snub The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on Monday.
Ronaldo was expected in London to defend his The Best FIFA Men’s Player crown, which he was up for alongside Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric.
However, Tuttosport claims the No 7 will not be present, similar to how he skipped the Champions League group-stage draw earlier in the month.
The newspaper explains his desire to focus on Wednesday’s Serie A match against Bologna is behind his decision, given Juve face Napoli at the weekend.
On the other hand, there are whispers that it could be linked to former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric being the favourite for the award.