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FIFA reveals player of the year nominees
Fri 12 Dec, 11:44 AM


ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) - World football's ruling body FIFA on Friday revealed the remaining contenders for the 2008 World Player and FIFA Women's World Player awards, to be handed out here on January 12, 2009.

The male nominees are Kaka (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Fernando Torres (Spain), and Xavi (Spain).

Nadine Angerer (Germany), Cristiane (Brazil), Marta (Brazil), Birgit Prinz (Germany) and Kelly Smith (England) will contest the women's award.

This year heralds an increased field of contenders, moving up to five from the three of previous years.

All the nominees were confirmed after a poll in which the coaches and captains of men's and women's national teams from around the world cast their votes on the basis of a list of men's and women's candidates drawn up by FIFA.

In addition, the customary FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will be presented.

AC Milan striker Kaka won the award last year, adding the accolade to his European Footballer of the Year honour.

Ronaldo recently picked up the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the European Footballer of the Year.


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Ronaldo favourite to bag FIFA gong
Fri 12 Dec, 12:00 PM


Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres are both on the shortlist for FIFA World Player of the Year award.Ronaldo, the Portugal and Manchester United winger, has been nominated alongside Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Xavi, AC Milan playmaker Kaka and Torres.

The players have been put forward by the coaches and captains of national teams from around the world.

Ronaldo was third in last year's FIFA vote behind Brazilian winner Kaka and Argentinian Messi but is the overwhelming favourite to see off those two to take the award for 2008, which is presented in Zurich on January 12.

The Portuguese achieved phenomenal success individually and as part of a team last season, winning the Premier League and Champions League with United while scoring 42 goals.

Xavi and Torres enjoyed impressive seasons with their respective clubs but feature among the five largely due to their success at Euro 2008 with Spain.

Kaka, who has failed to impress with Brazil recently while winning no silverware with AC Milan, is regarded as the rank outsider while Messi's individual brilliance is tempered by a lack of trophies in the last 18 months.

This is the first year five players, rather than three, have been named on the shortlist.


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sapu abis Ron.....u deserve it! :evil: :evil: :evil:


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judin wrote:
sapu abis Ron.....u deserve it! :evil: :evil: :evil:

ahax!!

Ron ahkan dpt gak.....

ahahahaha........

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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owenhargreaves wrote:
judin wrote:
sapu abis Ron.....u deserve it! :evil: :evil: :evil:

ahax!!

Ron ahkan dpt gak.....

ahahahaha........

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


pesaing plg sengit Torres
msti la ak nk Ron yg menang
xkan si Scums ni kot.........haha


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judin wrote:
owenhargreaves wrote:
judin wrote:
sapu abis Ron.....u deserve it! :evil: :evil: :evil:

ahax!!

Ron ahkan dpt gak.....

ahahahaha........

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


pesaing plg sengit Torres
msti la ak nk Ron yg menang
xkan si Scums ni kot.........haha

BTOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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ronaldo will surely win it, no contest.


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Loque wrote:
ronaldo will surely win it, no contest.


SOKONG 100% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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