RONALDO BOOSTS BALLON D'OR HOPES

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Cristiano Ronaldo improvedhishopes of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award following his strike in the 2-1 away win over West Ham United. The Portuguese national team star was on target for Manchester United as they secured an impressive victory over the Hammers in the Premier League last weekend.




JORGINHO BAGS UEFA AWARD

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has won the UEFA Player of the Year Award. The Italian national team player bagged the award earlier this week. He was named the recipient of the UEFA Award ahead of Chelsea teammate N'GoloKante and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.




MESSI PRESENTED TO PSG FANS

Petite Argentine national team captain Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the best player of his generation and he's in the middle of a high profile transfer to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the French Ligue 1.

Messi completed his much talked about transfer to PSG on Tuesday evening and he was presented to the fans on Wednesday morning.

The free transfer signing of Messi means that PSG now has a fearsome attacking trio. Those three attackers are Brazilian international Neymar, French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and Messi.




CAN JORGINHO WIN BALLON D'OR?

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been drummed up as a candidate for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award this year after winning both the Champions League and the Euro 2020 tournament. In a recent interview granted, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola said he won't be surprised if Jorginho is named the recipient of the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award at the end of the year.

Zola expects him to challenge the likes of Barcelona great Lionel Messi and others for the award. Also, Chelsea fans worldwide feel the Italian international deserves the award having clamoured for Frenchman N'GoloKante shortly after the club won the Champions League in the summer but an unimpressive Euro 2020 tournament for the France national team has seen Jorginhosurpass Kante for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award in the eyes of the Chelsea fans.




CAN JORGINHO WIN BALLON D'OR?

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been drummed up as a candidate for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award this year after winning both the Champions League and the Euro 2020 tournament. In a recent interview granted, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola said he won't be surprised if Jorginho is named the recipient of the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award at the end of the year.

Zola expects him to challenge the likes of Barcelona great Lionel Messi and others for the award. Also, Chelsea fans worldwide feel the Italian international deserves the award having clamoured for Frenchman N'GoloKante shortly after the club won the Champions League in the summer but an unimpressive Euro 2020 tournament for the France national team has seen Jorginhosurpass Kante for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award in the eyes of the Chelsea fans.




HOW MESSI BOOSTED BALLON D'OR HOPES

Lionel Messi is a major contender for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award this year after his stellar displays for Argentina at the just concluded Copa America tournament. The latest Copa America tournament was held in Brazil thus making it two editions in a row on Brazilian soil. Unlike the last edition which ended in a semi-final exit to the host nation for Messi and Argentina, the Argentines were able to paid the hosts back in their own coin.




MESSI IN MAJOR BALLON D’OR BOOST

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has boosted his chances of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award after his two-goal performance at the Copa America tournament earlier this week. Messi scored twice in the first half as Argentina thrashed lowly Bolivia 4-1 to seal top spot in Group A. The Argentina national team skipper also provided an assist during the game against the Bolivians.

Argentina took the lead inside the first six minutes after Alejandro Gomez found the back of the net off the assist from Messi. The Barcelona talisman added a second goal from the penalty spot on 33 minutes before he added his brace nine minutes later to take the game beyond the reach of the Bolivians.




RONALDO IN HUGE BALLON D'OR BOOST

Cristiano Ronaldo have boosted his chances of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or this year following his two-goal performance against Hungary on Tuesday. The Juventus attacker scored two late goals to propel European champions Portugal to a 3-0 win overhosts Hungary in their first game in Group F as they bid to retain the title they won in France five years ago.

Portugal became European champions in 2016 after beating hosts France in the final of the European Championships thanks to the goal from striker Eder in extra time. The goal from the former Swansea City attacker gave the Portuguese team a 1-0 win over France and their first major trophy at senior football level in the process.




MBAPPE ENHANCE BALLON D'OR CHANCE

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) talisman KylianMbappe enhanced his FIFA Ballon d'Or Award bid with two goals as he helped his team to secure a place in the French Cup final at the expense of Montpellier on his return from injury.

Mbappe picked up a calf injury in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final tie between PSG and Manchester City at the Parc des Princes at the end of last month and that forced him to miss three games in all competitions though he was on the bench for the second leg clash with the aforementioned English opposition at the Etihad Stadium last week Tuesday.

The French World Cup winner missed the games against Lens at home in the league, the away game at Manchester City in the Champions League as mentioned above and the away game at Rennes in the league.




MESSI EXTENDS GOLDEN BOOT LEAD

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has extended his lead in the race to win the Pichichi Award this season in the Spanish La Liga after he scored the lone goal for his team in the disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Granada on Thursday night.

The Pichichi Award is given to the player with the most goals in the Spanish La Liga and Messi is the favourites to win the award again this season ahead of other challengers like Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno and Atletico Madrid attacker Luis Suarez.




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