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Ballon d'Or: Messi who will accompany the final selection, according to you?

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Ballon d'Or: Messi who will accompany the final selection, according to you?

FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi is the favorite for the Ballon d'Or 2012. In case of victory, it would be the first player to win four times the title.


Iniesta? Ronaldo? Or (dream a little) Benzema? Supsens - who will accompany Lionel Messi among the three finalists for the Ballon d'Or 2012? FIFA and France Football will meet this Thursday from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Argentine Messi, 25, triple Ballon d'Or title, is of course again for the great favorite, which will be awarded on January 7 in Zurich after votes journalists, national team captains and coaches. He would become the first player to collect four Golden Ball.

"The Flea" (La Pulga), his nickname, continues to move forward in leaps and bounds in the history of football. Last week, the imp of Barcelona joined the great Ruud van Nistelrooy, now retired, the scorer in the Champions League (since 1992-1993 from the group stage), with 56 units. "Leo" occupies the Dutch 2nd in the rankings, 15 lengths only Raul (71 goals), early retirement in Qatar. Most of the Spaniard could fall into two seasons at the rate goes Argentine ...

Alongside Messi, there will certainly be Cristiano Ronaldo, his great rival Real Madrid. Messi and Ronaldo are "two hyperdoués monsters", as pointed out by the Ivorian Didier Drogba recently in France Football.

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Ronaldo has had no luck. At 27, the Portuguese in physical Playboy fell in the wrong generation, that of Messi. He scored 46 goals in the Spanish league last season Messi ahead of him with 50 goals ...! "CR7" is nevertheless a fantastic player, sometimes served by its image temperamental diva. As this season when he out in the open his spleen at Real, which has happened to a salary revaluation attempt, despite his denials.

But the laurels go more surely to architects Spanish and Barcelona game masters to play Andres Iniesta (named best player of Euro 2012) and Xavi. The last runner should be one of those two.

The Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has indeed recently captivated football fans around the world with a quadrupled in a friendly against England, including one returned amazing. But this gesture of the player's Paris SG, nominated in the 23, should not suffice. In 2002, the year of his sumptuous volley in the final of the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen, Zinedine Zidane had finished 4th in the Ballon d'Or ...

List of nominees players, in alphabetical order:

Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Karim Benzema (France), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Özil (Germany), Gerard Pique (Spain), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Robin van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain).

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And you Who would you like to see in this final selection - and why do you think Messi will be crowned again? Who can do it in the shade?

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