Criteria for Ballon d’Or football awards changed THIS . was done

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Paris: French football has decided to change the criteria for claiming the Ballon d’Or, one of the most prestigious awards in football, to the current year and Fridays thereafter.

The organizers of the Ballon d’Or announced that the award would now be given on the basis of a classic football season that is August to July, rather than annual figures.

“Also, with a slight change in timing, with the abandonment of the calendar rhythm and with the alignment of the BO (men’s and women’s) on the classic season of football – for the month of August, which coincides with the start of the major The Championships and the European Preliminary Round, next July, which corresponds to the lowering of the curtain for all competitions, national and international, include the selections – we end with an explanation of the performance for calculation and evaluation. The next edition will therefore be the whole Keep in mind the 2021-22 season which will end with the Women’s Euro (July 6-31, 2022). The World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18, 2022), however, will include the 2023 Ballon d’Or edition ,” the statement said.

The FIFA World Cup 2023 in Qatar will be counted for the award. The jury that selects the winner will be narrowed down to around 100 journalists instead of the current 170. The women’s award will have a jury of 50, the organizers further confirmed.

In another change, former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba is joining the committee to select the nominees.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi was the last man to land the Ballon d’Or. (ANI)

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