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FIFA Unveils 23-Men Shortlist For Ballon d’Or 2014

  • A 23-men shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or for Men’s Football awards have been unveiled by FIFA.

    Ballon d’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo and four-time winner Lionel Messi are among the 23 players on FIFA’s shortlist for this year’s award honouring the world’s top player, while Luis Suarez has been left off from the shortlist.

    The final decisions will be made by the head coaches and Captains of the men’s national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football.

    The 23-Men Shortlist for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 :

    Gareth Bale, Wales, Real Madrid

    Karim Benzema, France, Real Madrid

    Diego Costa, Spain, Chelsea

    Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Chelsea

    Angel Di Maria, Argentina, Manchester United

    Mario Gotze, Germany, Bayern Munich

    Eden Hazard, Belgium, Chelsea

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain

    Andres Iniesta, Spain, Barcelona

    Toni Kroos, Germany, Real Madrid

    Philipp Lahm, Germany, Bayern Munich

    Javier Mascherano, Argentina, Barcelona

    Lionel Messi, Argentina, Barcelona

    Thomas Muller, Germany, Bayern Munich

    Manuel Neuer, Germany, Bayern Munich

    Neymar, Brazil, Barcelona

    Paul Pogba, France, Juventus

    Sergio Ramos, Spain, Real Madrid

    Arjen Robben, Netherlands, Bayern Munich

    James Rodriguez, Colombia, Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Real Madrid

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany, Bayern Munich

    Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast, Manchester City

    This list will be reduced to three players, being announced On 1st December by FIFA in a live show, where the names of the three women and three men, as well as the three coaches for women’s football and three coaches for men’s football, who have received the most votes will be unveiled (without unveiling the winners).

    From the final shortlists for Ballon d’Or, national Captains, coaches and journalists will vote for the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

    The winners of the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards will be revealed at the gala as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015,  during which the FIFA FIFPro World XI, the FIFA Puskás Award – for the most beautiful goal of the year – the FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will also be presented.

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