TRENT CHOOSES BALLON D'OR WINNER

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed the identity of his choice for the 2020 Ballon d'Or Award despite the fact that the award was postponed as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. France Football are the organisers of the award and they made the decision to cancel the award for the 2019/20 season.


The Ballon d'Or Award was cancelled because French Ligue 1 didn't complete the 2019/20 season because of Covid-19 and the decision was greeted with criticisms. Liverpool defender Trent is towing the same line as he believes it is unfair on key performers from last season especially Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

Paul Pogba is not world-class right now, claims former coach

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has claimed that midfielder Paul Pogba cannot be considered a world-class at this moment. The French midfielder has been going through an up-and-down time Old Trafford since rejoining the club for a then world record fee of £ 89 million. He remains as the most expensive acquisition by United so far. However, his performances on the pitch have left a lot to be desired.

So far in his six Premier league appearances,Pogba has not assisted or created a goal. His only goal so far this season came in the League Cup.

Ferdinand believes Messi could quit Barcelona after Champions League debacle

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Lionel Messi could head for the exit door at Barcelona following the club’s embarrassing European display against Bayern Munich in Lisbon. The Catalan giants were expected to face a huge test in their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern and they miserably failed as they were thrashed 8-2 on the night.


With the 8-2 defeat, the Blaugrana have suffered their first trophyless season since 2008 and Ferdinand feels Messi may consider a fresh challenge away from the club, he told BT Sport: “What is Messi thinking going home tonight? Does he want to spend his time left in that shirt given the performances and the way the squad is looking at the moment in comparison to other teams around Europe. Has he got the time to sit there and wait? Football is a game that comes and goes very quickly in your life so these next two years where he's still going to have the power to influence games the way he does, is he going to want to be doing that but not competing for the big titles?”

Pandemic forces Ballon d'Or to be cancelled for the first time

France Football has stunned everyone with the announcement that the Ballon d'Or award stands cancelled for the current campaign. This would mean that the award is being cancelled for the first time since 1956. Even though football has resumed in different parts of the world, it is far from normal and many countries are still suffering from an inability to compete on the pitch. At this juncture, Group L'Equipe, who organised the awards, have decided to cancel this top prize for individual honours.

Rivaldo expects this Manchester City star to win Ballon d'Or

Former Barcelona and Brazil great Rivaldo has claimed that Manchester City midfielderKevin De Bruyne has the potential to compete for the next Ballon d'Or awards. The Belgian midfielder has been a standout player for Manchester City this season, as he has contributed 22 assists and 13 goals in just 45 games. The comments from Rivaldo come at a time when the Ballon d'Or award has been cancelled for the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.

De Bruyne has made a major impact since joining Manchester City in a £54 million deal back in 2015. His statistics for City have been impressive throughout his time. In his first season with the club, he managed to get 16 goals in just 41 games. His next best campaign was in 2017-18 when he came up with two goals in 52 games. However, he has had an all-round impact this season by scoring and assisting goals.

Kaka explains how Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or

Brazilian legend Kaka believes Neymar will need to guide Paris Saint-Germain to Champions League success in order to put himself in the reckoning for the Ballon d’Or. The Brazil international is regarded as one of the best players in the world and he had made the switch to Les Parisiens three years ago with the view to winning the prestigious accolade.

That has not been the case over the past couple of seasons where he has spent an extended period of time on the sidelines through injury and during that period, Kylian Mbappe has evolved into the main man for the French champions. Still, Kaka believes his compatriot has a chance of winning the Ballon d’Or, should he contribute substantially en route to the club winning their maiden Champions League crown.

Robert Lewandowski not concerned about the Ballon d’Or

Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski has said that he is not concerned about the Ballon d’Or. The Poland international has been in superb form for the Bavarian giants in all competitions this term and he recently netted his 44th and 45th goals of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt as the club reached the final of the DFB Pokal Cup.

Mourinho questions Wesley Sneijder’s Ballon d’Or snub in 2010

Jose Mourinho said that it is baffling that Wesley Sneijder has not been able to pick up a Ballon d’Or award despite his impeccable performances during the 2009-10 campaign with Inter Milan. The amazing performances of the Dutchman helped Inter pick up a remarkable treble of the Italian Serie A, Champions League, and Coppa Italia.

FIFA CANCELS THE BEST AWARDS 2020

FIFA has scrapped The Best awards for the year 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards ceremony was slated for September in Milan, but in light of the situation, FIFA feels holding such a celebratory event would be unacceptable.

Kevin de Bruyne feels he is pretty close to Ballon d’Or award

Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne believes he is pretty close to winning the Ballon d’Or, given he is entering the prime of his professional career. The 28-year-old has been a superb servant for Manchester City over the past five years and during this period, he has contributed 50 goals and 86 assists from 206 appearances.

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