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FIFA - FRANCE FOOTBALL 2014 GOLDEN BALL AWARD LIST 23 CANDIDATES

FIFA & France Football published this morning the list of 23 candidates up for the "2014 FIFA Golden Ball Award". As expected Spanish Football is represented well with Real Madrid having 6 players: Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos & Cristiano Ronaldo , while FC Barcelona has 4 players: Neymar, Iniesta, Mascherano & Messi.

It is now up to the National Teams Selectors & Captains, along with the designated World Football journalists to place their votes. The final 3 candidates will then be announced on the 1st of December to then have to wait until the 12th of January 2015 when the winner will be announced at the FIFA Gala in Zurich.

FIFA Golden Ball

Full list (in alphabetical order) of the FIFA 2014 Golden Ball candidates :

Gareth Bale – Real Madrid
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Diego Costa – Atletico de Madrid / Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois – Atletico de Madrid / Chelsea
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Ángel Di María – Real Madrid / Manchester United
Mario Götze – Bayern Munich
Hazard – Chelsea
Ibrahimovic – PSG
Andres Iniesta – FC Barcelona
Toni Kroos – Bayern Munich – Real Madrid
Lahm – Bayern Munich
Javier Mascherano – FC Barcelona
Leo Messi – FC Barcelona
Thomas Müller – Bayern Munich
Neuer – Bayern Munich
Neymar – FC Barcelona
Paul Pogba – Juventus
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich
James Rodriguez – Monaco / Real Madrid
Schweinsteiger – Bayern Munich

Yaya Toure – Manchester City

FIFA also published the list of "Best Coaches":

List of 10 candidates for "2014 FIFA Best Coach Award":

Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid CF)
Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus), 
Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern de Múnich), 
Juergen Klinsmann (Germany/USA), 
Joachim Loew (Germany), 
Manuel Pellegrini (Chile/Manchester City FC), J
Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea FC), 
Alejandro Sabella (Argentina), 
Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atletico de Madrid), 
Louis Van Gaal (Holland/Manchester United FC).

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