FIFA releases cut list for Ballon d’Or

The world football governing body- FIFA  has released the cut list of twenty-three names for the FIFA Ballon’D’or  award with current holder Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of Barcelona leading the nominees.

Manchester City trio of Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne are among the five Premier League players on the list alongside Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourhino and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger are on the 10-man Coach of the year shortlist that also contain Luis Enrique of Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

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