Ballon d'Or news

Ibra hopes Iniesta claims Ballon d'Or

December 19, 2012
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed Andres Iniesta to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or next month, despite telling TV channel beIN Sport that Lionel Messi "is the best in the world".

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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.

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