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Wambach Wins It
Abby Wambach beat U.S. teammate Alex Morgan and Brazil's Marta to win the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award. Former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage was named Coach of the Year.
Expect a four-peat from Lionel Messi, says Jose Mourinho. The Real Madrid coach grumpily dismissed Cristiano Ronaldo's shot of winning the Ballon d'Or, by claiming Messi has it won,
Star La Liga trio Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are the finalists for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or, with Messi in search of his fourth straight World Player of the Year honor.
Will History Be Kind?
Xavi could work his way into the collective conscious as the emblem of Barcelona's asphyxiating passing style despite missing out on individual trophies, writes Goal.com's Zac Lee Rigg.
Messi Wins Ballon d'Or
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is the 2011 recipient of the Ballon d'Or award and has now won it three years in a row, a feat that only France's Michel Platini was ever able to accomplish.
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