Ballon d’Or Nominees

The three nominees for FIFA’s top award, the Ballon d’Or, have been announced and all come from the same team. Barcelona players Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi have been nominated for this world player of the year award because of the success they have had on the field. Xavi and Iniesta helped Spain win its first World Cup while Messi helped Barcelona take another Spanish title.  This is the first year that FIFA’s player of the year award and the Ballon d’Or, or Golden Ball, award are being combined.

This is not the first time, however, that all three nominees have been chosen from the same team. In the past, AC Milan had the privilege of boasting about their three chosen players. I’m curious to find out who will win it. Some say that Messi will be out of the running as the chosen one because he didn’t play well for Argentina in the World Cup. Who do you think will take the title?

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