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Lionel Messi's sequence of four successive victories in the voting for the prestigious individual award looks set to end this year, prompting Goal Australia to examine his rivals

With some sensational performances over the international break, many players shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or have made their claim for the game's biggest individual honour before voting ends next week. Jesse Wray-McCann names his top five selections for the award in this week's slideshow.

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