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Wayne Rooney is England’s sole representative on the shortlist for this year’s FIFA World Ballon d’Or award.

The Manchester United striker is one of 23 players in contention and is joined by club team-mate Nani, Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero whilst Cesc Fabregas also makes the list.

Fabregas is one of eight Barcelona players to make the list with last year’s winner Lionel Messi the favourite to secure the honour for the third year in a row.

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