Ballon d'Or news
Ibra hopes Iniesta claims Ballon d'Or
December 19, 2012
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
• Blog: Pique reaches new heights
After his record-breaking goalscoring feats in 2012, Messi is favourite to pick up the award for an unprecedented fourth successive year ahead of fellow Barcelona star Iniesta and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who comprise the three-man shortlist.