Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta up for Ballon d’Or

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iol spt nov29 Messi-Ronaldo Reuters/AFP Lionel Messi,left, Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Andres Iniesta were on Thursday shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Sao Paulo – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta were on Thursday shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or, football's world governing body Fifa and sponsors France Football magazine said.

Barcelona forward Messi, 25, has already won the title three times and the Argentine is again favourite to win the prize, which will be presented in Zurich on January 7 after votes from journalists, national team captains and coaches. – Sapa-AFP


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