How is the winner of the Ballon d’Or chosen? It gets political…

FIFA Ballon d'Or how is the winner chosen

Background The FIFA Ballon d’Or Award is presented to the best player in the world over a 12 month period. But how is the best player chosen? What are the criteria? Why is there often controversy such as Philipp Lahm, the World Cup winning Captain saying that defenders should be chosen. Or that very few […]

Continue reading...

Ballon d’Or 2017 Winner: Messi or Ronaldo?

Messi v Ronaldo: Ballon d'or 2017

Background The biggest rivalry in football is back – Messi v Ronaldo and in particular, for the Ballon d’Or – the World’s Greatest Player. As we enter the 2016/17 season, Ronaldo once more takes on Messi for the Ballon d’Or. Yes of course, there are other potential players who could win the Ballon d’Or such […]

Continue reading...

Will an African team win the FIFA World Cup 2018?

Africa World Cup 2018

Background The great Pele predicted that an African team would win the World Cup by the year 2000. We are coming to the 2018 World Cup and not only has no African team come near to winning the World Cup but no African team has looked even capable of winning the biggest prize in football. […]

Continue reading...

FIFA World Cup Host City – Samara

Samara World Cup 2018 Russia Host City

Background We have been investigating the 11 Russian Host Cities which will be bringing you the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia‘a games. We have already looked at St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan and the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia – Saransk. Samara – an important Russian City Today we will be visiting the most […]

Continue reading...

Ten players who could challenge for the 2016 Ballon d’Or

FIFA Ballon d'Or how is the winner chosen

[tps_header]10 Players who could win the Ballon d’or 2016 (to be presented in January 2017)[/tps_header] [tps_title]10 Candidates for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award[/tps_title] The FIFA Ballon d’Or as we know is the greatest individual prize a soccer player playing today can win. It has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last […]

Continue reading...