FIFA Ballon d’Or Key Points by nuzil_mesin023

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									The FIFA World Player Gala has been inexistence since 1991. During the last
decade, it has undergone some significant changes, not least of which took place
in 2010, when it merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or award to form the
new ‘FIFA Ballon d’Or’.

FIFA.com looks at what lies in store for attendees at the upcoming FIFA Ballon
d’Or Gala.

Event:
FIFA Ballon d’Or

Venue:
Kongresshaus, Zurich (Switzerland)

Date:
7 January 2013

Awards presented:
FIFA Ballon d’Or
FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year
FIFA Men’s Football Coach of the Year
FIFA Women’s Football Coach of the Year
FIFA Presidential Award
FIFA Fair Play Award
FIFA Puskas Award
FIFA/FIFPro World XI

New for this year:
Lists for Women’s Player of the Year and for Coach of the Year for women’s
football are disclosed on 26 October, whereas shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or and
Coach of the Year for men’s football are disclosed on 30 October.

From the original ten names shortlisted for the FIFA Puskas award, a shortlist
made of the three most popular goals based on FIFA.com users' votes is presented
on 29 November with all the other shortlists.

This year, the 55 players nominated for the FIFA/FIFpro World XI will be
announced position-by-position - goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and
forwards - with the final list announced on 29 November.

Shortlists:
A shortlist of 23 male players is compiled by members of FIFA's Football
Committee as well as a group of experts from France Football. Journalists,
national coaches and national captains will all vote for the winner of the FIFA
Ballon D’Or award from this list.
A shortlist of ten female players is compiled by experts from FIFA's Committee
for Women's Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as a group of
experts from France Football. As per the men’s award, journalists, plus national
coaches and captains, will all vote for the winner of FIFA Women’s World Player
of the Year from this list.

Two shortlists of ten coaches each – one for men’s football and one for women’s
– are also collated by members of FIFA’s Football Committee, FIFA's Committee
for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as a group of
experts from France Football. Again, journalists and national coaches and
captains will select their winner of FIFA Coach of the Year from these lists.

Finally, a shortlist of the top ten goals of the year will be drawn together by a
panel of experts and members of the Football Committee. FIFA.com users will
then vote for their favourite goal on this list.

								
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