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Archives: Ballon d’Or

For Manuel Neuer To Win Ballon d’Or, Something Truly Exceptional Has To Happen Says Buffon

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon believes that something “truly exceptional” would have to happen in order for German international and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to win the 2014 Ballon d’Or. In an interview with FIFA.com, the Italy international tipped Real … Continue reading

Gerard Pique Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is a ‘Perfect Machine’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique describes Cristiano Ronaldo as a “perfect machine,” according to an interview with the Dutch publication Voetbal Magazine. The 27-year-old also revealed that the Portugal international helped him during their time at Manchester United. He also went on to … Continue reading

Watch Announcement of 3 Ballon d’Or Finalists at 11am ET/8am PT [LIVE STREAM]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The three finalists for the 2014 Ballon d’Or will be announced at 11am ET/8am PT today via a special live stream made available by FIFA, France Football and YouTube. Watch the live presentation via the video below. In addition to … Continue reading

Manuel Neuer Takes Subtle Swipe At Fellow Ballon d’Or Candidate Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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During an interview with the German publication Kicker, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer took a subtle swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo while talking about his chances of securing this year’s Ballon d’Or award. The German international believes that he has a chance of … Continue reading

Ballon d’Or 23-Man Shortlist Revealed; Suarez Omitted And Gareth Bale Sole British Player Nominated

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has released the 23-man shortlist of contenders for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. In what will come as a surprise to some fans of the sport, the world organization has omitted former Liverpool and Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez from the … Continue reading

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Voting Process For FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Needs to Change to Remove Bias

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Enough ink has already been spent on whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Instead, I want to put a focus on the voting procedure and some issues with it. National team managers and captains are … Continue reading

WATCH 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony Live Now [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony is being streamed live courtesy of FIFA. The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be presented to either Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Franck Ribery. The broadcast is being televised and beamed around the … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Ballon d’Or Awards Live On US Television and Internet On Monday

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be presented on Monday to either Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Franck Ribery. The broadcast is being televised and beamed around the world, and will be shown on television and the Internet for … Continue reading

Why Franck Ribery Deserves to Win the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With the ceremony to crown the best player in soccer in January, many are wondering if the award will go to the right athlete. Before the 2013-14 season started, the favorite to win the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or was Bayern … Continue reading

Who Deserves to Win the 2013 Ballon d’Or? Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Franck Ribery?

Posted on by Jason Gomez
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The Ballon d’Or is perhaps the most prestigious individual award in the sports realm. Every player in the world is eligible to be nominated, and any of these players can win so long as he fulfills one requirement: be the … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Right to Scrutinize Ballon d’Or Vote After Questionable Changes By FIFA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FC Bayern President Uli Hoeness has publicly stated Bayern Munich will scrutinize balloting for FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year award that came in after the initial November 15 deadline. Bayern’s Franck Ribery, who has already been named European Footballer … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Will Not Attend Ballon d’Or Gala After Being Disrespected by FIFA, Says Report

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or gala scheduled for January because he believes he has been disrespected by FIFA, according to a report today in the Spanish media. Ronaldo is believed to be … Continue reading

Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has announced the shortlist for the men’s Ballon d’Or 2013 honors. The 23 nominees (featuring no English footballers) are: Gareth Bale (Wales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Philipp Lahm … Continue reading

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Messi Reaches The Century Mark With Barca

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The world’s best player  ensured Barca avenged the Coppa del Rey exit at the hands of Sevilla when he scored two goals in the 4-0 rout of the Rojiblancos. Lionel Messi not only helped the Catalan club thump Sevilla but also … Continue reading

Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

Posted on by Rami Soufi

As expected Lionel Messi succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The Barcelona star comfortably won the prize but he admitted his surprise at the margin of victory as he received 240 points more than Cristiano Ronaldo who finished … Continue reading