FIFA announced the 23 candidates for potential 2014 Ballon d ‘Or winner and a rather surprising decision occurred when Luis Suarez name is not being included among the contenders list.
Despite having an excellent season with Liverpool last time around, Suarez’s biting case during World Cup 2014 could very well cost him that chance in competing to win the prestigious individual award.
There are many top players being included on that list, with German players somewhat dominating after their World Cup 2014 success. However, many people still believes that Cristiano Ronaldo along with Lionel Messi will still compete up till the final round.
Those two names have been dominating the awards in recent years and considering they are still putting on excellent performance, especially on club level, it seems that both Ronaldo and Messi could very well battling out for another Ballon d’Or title.