Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FRANCE FOOTBALL 50 CANDIDATES FOR FIFA GOLDEN BALL 2012


France Football has handed in the list of the initial 50 candidates chosen for this years FIFA GOLDEN BALL AWARD. These are now the following procedures:

1. 1st of November the list of 50 will be shortened to 23 players
2. 5th of December , three players will be named as finalists
3. 9th of January 2012 the winner will be announced
 
SPANISH FOOTBALL is well represented & especially FC BARCELONA which has 10 players on the list, while REAL MADRID has 5 players. 


The 10 candidates from FC Barcelona are:

Eric Abidal
 
Lionel Messi
 
 
 Xavi Hernandez
 
David Villa
 
Cesc Fabregas 
 
Andres Iniesta
 
Carles Puyol
 
Gerard Pique
 
Dani Alves 
 
Alexis Sanchez
 

The 5 candidates for Real Madrid are:

Iker Casillas
 
Mesut Ozil
 
 
Sami Khedira
 
Cristiano Ronaldo 
 
Xabi Alonso
 

Another Spanish Football born player is on the list, David Silva (Man City) along with Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Gómez, Thomas Müller, Ribery, Klose, Sneijder, Van Persie, Robben y Van der Vaart, Samuel Eto'o, Kun Agüero, Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán, Chicharito Hernández, Wayne Rooney, Neymar & Antonio di Natale.
 
 Some other names on the list are

Schweinsteiger (Bayern Múnich)
 Philip Lahm (Bayern Múnich)
Mario Gómez (Bayern Múnich)
Thomas Müller (Bayern Múnich)
Frank Ribery (Bayern Múnich)
Miroslav Klose (SS Lazio)
 Wesley Sneijder (Inter de Milan)
 Robbie Van Persie (Arsenal)
 Arjen Robben (Bayern Múnich)
 Raphael Van der Vaart (Tottenham)
 Samuel Eto'o (Anzhi)
 Kun Agüero (Manchester City)
 Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
Diego Forlán (Inter de Milán)
 Chicharito Hernández (Manchester United)
 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Neymar (Santos)
 Di Natale (Udinese)
 David Silva (Manchester City)
 
All the coaches and captains  from all the national teams as well as all the journalists from around the world that participate  will vote to  elect the next FIFA Golden Ball 2012. Next December 5th, we will know  the name of the three  final football players . 
Meanwhile, we have to wait until January 9th, 2012 when the winner will be announced in Zurich.
 

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