SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: NOMINEES MESSI, RONALDO & ... NEYMAR??? FIFA GOLDEN BALL 2015

NOMINEES MESSI, RONALDO & ... NEYMAR??? FIFA GOLDEN BALL 2015

FIFA & France Football have released the three final nominees for the 2015 Golden Ball Award. Once again Spanish Football is well represented with all three names playing in Spanish Football Clubs : 2 in FC Barcelona & the other in Real Madrid.

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That Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronalo appear on the final nominee list is no surprise, in fact I can guarantee that the 2015 Golden Ball winner will be Lionel Messi. But to see the name of Neymar is a real surprise

The Brazilian is playing at a high level the last month, back his overall year performance falls way short of being considered & less a deserving a final nominee place. It is obvious that Neymars Club team-mate Luis Suarez is still being punished & has been left out, Luis Suarez does deserve more to be included.

It has a bad smell of corporate & business interest including Neymar in this final list. The big Sportswear & sponsor companies need a "young" successor to Messi & Ronaldo who are themselves getting on a bit on & are tiring the market will their dominance year after year. A new face is needed & Neymar sells well with youth & the huge Brazil market.

Neymar still has a long way to go, needs to overcome his hype factor. Being included at this stage is ... shall we say, a surprise. 

Other FIFA nominees are Spanish & FC Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique, along with Spaniard & Bayern Munich Coach Guardiola & Chile Team Coach Sampoali. In the FIFA Female Best Player Award the nominees are Carli Lloyd (USA), Alia Miyama (Japan) & Celia Sasic (Germany).

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