The Ballon d’Or nominations by France Football are out, and there are two noticeable omissions from the 30 nominees. Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. are some names many are surprised not to see on the list.
Despite having a good season in the assists category, Messi did struggle to find his scoring boots in his first year with the French giants. Meanwhile, Neymar dealt with injuries missing a significant amount of time.
Lionel Messi ❌
Neymar Jr. ❌
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Perhaps this snub could serve as motivation for the two players ahead of the FIFA World Cup in November and possibly secure PSG’s first UEFA Champions League this season