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Ronaldo wins best FIFA player award

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LONDON — Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi for the second year running at the Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday.

The Real Madrid’s Portugal striker was named as the Fifa best male player for a second year at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday in London. Ronaldo had also won the prestigious gong last year and has retained the prize at a gala ceremony in London.

Ronaldo beat rival Barcelona and Argentinean Lionel Messi to the award. PSG’s Neymar came third. Ronaldo, who guided Madrid to LaLiga and Champions League double in 2016-17 season, received 43 percent of the total votes.

Messi was second with 19 percent votes while Neymar received 7 percent.

Likewise, Netherlands Lieke Martens won the best female player while Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman the best female coach.

French and Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace in the premier league and Italy’s World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon became the first winner of the best goalkeeper award.

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Woman died in scooter collision

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—A woman in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi died after the scooter she was riding on collided with another scooter on Monday night.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the scooter (Na 41 Pa 2675) and scooter (Na 18 Pa 1246) collided head- on in Bhrikuti Chok yesterday.

Police identified the deceased as Anisha Rana Magar 26 of Gunjanagar, Chitwan.

Immediately, she was taken to New Medical College, but died in course of treatment.

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