LONDON: Less than a year on from successfully hosting 2017’s ceremony, British actor Idris Elba returns as host for The Best FIFA Football Awards™on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The Golden Globe and SAG-winning actor is to be assisted by French journalist and sports presenter Anne-Laure Bonnet.

Renowned for his roles in high-profile films such as “The Mountain Between Us”, “Beasts of No Nation”, “Thor and Avengers: Infinity War”, and the critically acclaimed television series “Luther”, Elba is also a lifelong devotee of the beautiful game – and passionate supporter of Arsenal.

Elba said: “I’m a massive football fan, so I am delighted to return again this year to present The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018. It’s not just an honour but a huge thrill and a pleasure to be sharing a stage with the greatest footballers in the world.”

Bonnet is an experienced and multilingual broadcast journalist, who currently works for beINSPORTS in her native France. One of her country’s leading sports presenters, she also speaks fluent English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, along with some German and Russian.

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