Neymar’s Ballon d’Or votes went for Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mascherano
During an interview granted to Globo TV (a Brazilian media), Neymar has revealed that he had voted for Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Mascherano, for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award. WhileÂ Messi‘s vote wasÂ more than natural to happen since theÂ two have been playing together in Barcelona since the summer of 2013,Â it was his choice to deliver Real Madrid‘sÂ Cristiano Ronaldo some points as well that definitelyÂ surprised most of the people.
NeymarÂ was also keen to grant Mascherano a place in thisÂ podium, by selecting him as the 3rd best player in the world in 2014. The Argentinian however,Â already knows he’s not going to win the award, since FIFA already revealed the 3-name shortlist for Ballon d’Or a few weeks ago, in whichÂ only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and ManuelÂ Neuer areÂ featured.
TheÂ FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonyÂ will take place in Zurich on the 12th of January of 2015 and the winner will come out of a big voting poll, where theÂ current coaches of national teams, the current captains of national teams and specialist journalists will all have a say in theÂ matter.Â Being the captain of the Brazilian National Team, allowed Neymar to becomeÂ one of the few members of this jury and to cast his votes to elect the next best player in the world.
Sources: yahoo.com / fifa.com