France Football is planning to give a prestigious prize in 2021, but according to the publication’s editor, they have yet to determine a victor.
is a favorite to grab this year’s Ballon d’Or, but France Football’s editor has named reports of the former Barcelona star being informed of his victory “bullsh*t”.
In 2020, Golden Ball was not handed to anyone due to the pandemic affecting the sporting calendar, but on November 29, someone will be presented with a prestigious prize.
The Argentina international emerges as a frontrunner, with speculations raising regarding him being aware of his seventh prize but the officials denied the rumors and insisted that no victor has been chosen yet.
France Football editor,
, has told
of the Messi speculation:
“That's a lot of bullsh*t we've seen in the past 10 days. A big bluff.”
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has been the centre of attention since helping his country win the 2021 Copa America, contributing to his first senior prize with Argentina and many believe that he is destined to receive another Ballon d’Or.
However, there are a number of proven performers he has to compete with, with
being another candidate as he received the FIFA Best Award in 2020 and has impressed in 2021, meeting the back of the net 23 times in 17 games this season.
has also pulled off remarkable performances and helped Italy win Euro 2020 and contribute to Chelsea’s Champions League triumph.
has also been impressive in the 2021-22 season with Liverpool.
International coaches, captains and journalists have cast their votes and the prize will be presented in Paris this month.
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