Cristiano Ronaldo once again won the award of The Best Player organized by FIFA on Wednesday night. In total, Cristiano got 34.54% of vote while Messi got 26.42% and Griezmann got 6.61% of vote from the four categories that are eligible to vote.
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have decided to reduce the penalty of not buying and registering players leveled against Real Madrid for just one transfer window. This would make Los Blancos eligible to buy and register players by 2017 summer transfer. Remember that Barcelona was in the same situation but FIFA had turned down their appeal.
On Friday (today) afternoon, World football governing body FIFA have announced the top three players eligible to win the ultimate prize of FIFA’s Best Player of the Year Award 2016. Of course, among the three nominees is just one Barcelona player; Lionel Messi.
World football governing body FIFA in conjunction with International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) have published the names of 55 players chosen for the best eleven of the year 2016. This selection of 55 players was voted by the players themselves.
FIFA have announced the launching of ‘The Best’ award. World football governing body FIFA and magazine France Football will individually be responsible for their award. This means Fifa will not be part of the precess of choosing the Ballon d’Or winner likewise France Football will not be involved in the process of choosing the winner of The Best. Continue reading
When FC Barcelona won the Champion League final in Berlin against Juventus, Neymar was seen wearing a ribbon with the ‘100% JESUS’. In the Ballon d’Or event that took place in Zurich on Monday evening, a footage of Neymar was seen with the same ribbon on his head but the inscription was not there. FIFA blurred out the inscription on the ribbon which was played in the gala event. [Video Below]
The struggle for FIFA in combating the signing of underage players continues in full force. Barely two weeks ago, Barca ban by FIFA expired in which FC Barcelona suffered the penalty of not registering already signed player for 6 months. The same have being imposed on Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid and this time they will not register any player for the next two transfer window. That said, the two Madrid based clubs will not be sign players in next summer transfer market and winter market of 2016/2017 season.
The FIFA FIFPro XI for 2015 was unveiled in the Ballon d’Or gala award night that took place in Zurich on Monday, of all seven Barca players that were nominated to only four made it to the podium of FIFPro XI. Dani Alves, Iniesta, Neymar and Messi are ambassadors for Barca in the Ballon d’Or for the category.
In the first phase of the game against River Plate, Messi opened the score board and after the half time of the game Suarez recorded his two goals in the score sheet. FC Barcelona was no doubt the dominating side that sealed the victory of the game with a 3–0 win. With the help of Messi and Suarez in this victory, FC Barcelona have being able to bag five trophies in a single calendar year.
The chance for FC Barcelona to win the final against River Plate have increased compared to two days ago when the presence of Neymar and Messi was still in doubt. This final will be the fourth Club World Cup final for FC Barcelona, the highest for another club is just two, making Barca the team with the most ClubWC final in the world.