The ceremony for the ultimate award for footballers across the world otherwise known as Ballon d’or for the year 2020 has been cancelled due to the impact of covid-19 pandemic on football schedules.
This is first in history, the coordinators would be taking this choice.
Barcelona skipper, Lionel Messi, won the 2019 honor while OL Reign’s Megan Rapinoe brought home the Ballon d’Or Feminin.
Group L’Equipe, who are the coordinators of the award ceremony declared in an announcement on Monday, saying: “There will be no edition in 2020, in light of the fact that it turns out, after insightful thought, that all the conditions are not met.
They accepted that such a particular year can’t – and ought not – be treated as a standard one.
“From a games point of view, two months (January and February), out of the 11 for the most part required to shape a feeling and conclude who should lift the trophies, speak to unreasonably little to measure and judge; without overlooking that different games were played — or will be played — in remarkable conditions (away from plain view, with five substitutions, Champions League’s Final eight played in a solitary game).”
Rather than granting the standard four individual trophies, the coordinators will declare a “Fantasy Team” toward the year’s end.
Eleven players will include and will be picked by the standard Ballon d’Or jury said L’Equipe.