Officially .. October 17, the date for the 2022 Ballon d’Or party
The famous French magazine France Football announced the date of announcing the candidates for the Ballon d’Or award for the current football season, as well as the date of holding the Ballon d’Or ceremony and handing it over to the winner.
The famous French magazine set August 12 as the date for announcing the candidates for the Ballon d’Or, and October 17 as the date for the 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony.
The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, player of Paris Saint-Germain, was the last to win the Ballon d’Or for the year 2021.
French star Karim Benzema, Real Madrid’s top scorer, competes with Liverpool’s Egyptian duo, Mohamed Salah, and Senegal’s Sadio Mane, the Liverpool striker.
Regarding the Golden Ball, Mohamed Salah said, “Last year, I lost the Golden Ball despite my 40 goals, but this time my numbers are very high, and we have already won a title. Since I came to Liverpool, the goals and industry numbers are high, and the chances I created are also the highest in the English Premier League.”
Salah continued, “I am looking forward to breaking a small record here or there to keep my mind occupied with what I am doing. I am working on the desire to break those numbers, I always feel hungry to achieve more achievements.”
The Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, striker for the English team, Liverpool, won the World Player Award presented by the English Writers Association, for the second time in his career, after he won it in 2018 in his legendary season with the Reds.
France Football had previously announced a set of amendments to a number of criteria for the Golden Ball award, starting from the next edition, with the current exceptional season due to the 2022 World Cup, which, according to the new criteria, will affect the level of star players only individually, away from the preference Championship winner.
The modifications were as follows.
The period on which the players will be selected will be a season, and will not exceed a year, as was the case previously.
Only journalists representing the top 100 countries in the FIFA rankings will have the right to vote.
– The first criterion will be the individual level, then the achievement of championships.