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FIFA Ballon d'Or candidate shortlists

Friday - Nov 30, 2012, 04:40pm (GMT+5.5)
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Sao Paulo - The following are the candidate shortlists by category announced here for this year's Ballon d'Or, ahead of awards slated for Jan 7 in Zurich:

Best player for men: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain)

Best player for women: Marta (Brazil), Aby Wambach, Alex Morgan (US)

Best men's coach: Vicente del Bosque (Spain), Pep Guardiola (ex-Barcelona), Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid)

Best women's coach: Bruno Bini (France), Norio Sasaki (Japan), Pia Sundhage (Sweden)

Most beautiful goal of the year: Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia), Miroslav Stoch (Fenerbahce/Slovakia), Neymar (Brazil/Santos).


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