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Friday, 4 November 2016

Players snubbed in the 2016 Ballon d’Or nominations



Everyone knows that at this year’s Ballon d’Or ceremony, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will likely compete for Ballon d’Or, the prize awarded to the world’s best player. After six years, FIFA separated from France Football magazine to come up with its own award this year, and France Football decided to expand the list of nominees from three finalists to a list of 30 nominees. Now let’s be realistic, either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi will win, but it’s still a big deal to be nominated as one of the best players in the world. One of the more surprising omissions from the Ballon d’Or short list was the French midfielder who helped Leicester on its miraculous run to last year’s Premier League title.

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