Neymar, is not nominated for the Golden Ball

THE FORGOTTEN

The great absences among the Golden Ball nominees

Published:22/10/2019 - 10:39h

Updated:2/12/2019 - 14:55h

France Football has announced on Monday the 30 nominees for the Golden Ball and there are some very striking absences in the list of applicants

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After 'France Football' made public the list of the 30 candidates to the Balloon of Gold 2019, can see how there are four footballers of the FC Barcelona (Leo Messi, Frenkie of Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Marc-André ter Stegen), with the Barcelona captain like one of the big favourites and with Virgil go Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo like maximum competitors.

However, also we can fix that there are a lot of striking absences in the list as it can be, for example, the one of an usual like Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan was champion of LaLiga with the FC Barcelona, but his influence and his contribution goleadora were not so determinants like the ones of Messi, by what remained out of the nomination.

Another absence more than striking is the one of Neymar, star of Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian abandoned the Barça with the challenge to lead to the French to the glory, but the injuries are frustrating him. The past campaign lost several months of competition, went back to fracasar in Champions League and his performance was not to the height, penalising said circunstanias remaining out of the list in spite of being one of the best of the world.

Luka Modric Also stars the nomination to the Balloon of Gold, but in this occasion by not going in in her just a year after having raised the trophy. The abysmal season of the Real Madrid to collective level has a lot of weight in the absence of the Croatian, but also the little continuity and the bajón of game that has had after obtaining the prize the past month of December.

It is not the only player of the Real Madrid that calls the attention by not being in the list, since other usual in the candidature like Gareth Bleat or Sergio Bouquets neither are nominated. Paul Pogba, the big wished of Zinedine Zidane, is another of the 'galactic' forgotten by France Football, as well as Harry Kane that it was runner-up of Europe.

Other big 'forgotten' of the Barça

The season of the FC Barcelona to collective level also contributed to absences in the list of players like Gerard Hammered or Jordi Alba, the best in his places, or Sergio Busquets, also usual in the nomination. The culés only won LaLiga Santander, something that has weighed to the hour of the election of the 30 applicants.

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