The 2022 Ballon d’Or award The party is finally here, with the long-awaited coveted award upon us for another season, but with a twist. This will be the first time that the award will be awarded based on the merits of the final season of football, compared to the previous calendar year. The Ballon d’Or award The party will start at 19:30 GMTat the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris.
It is fitting, being in the French capital, Karim Benzema He is the strong candidate even though he faces competition like Robert Lewandowski And the Kylian Mbappe Also in the mix. It will be the first time since 2005 that seven-time winner Leo Messi is not among the favorites, while Cristiano Ronaldo is among the favorites but is not considered to have a chance of winning.
Candidates parade on the red carpet at the 2022 Ballon d’Or
The stars are already gathering inside the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris after making their way across the red carpet. The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Sadio Mane are present, as well as favorite Karim Benzema.
All lights are on Karim Benzema. There are many, many who believe that the Real Madrid player will be the winner of the Ballon d’Or at Monday’s gala.
If so, he would become the fifth French player to win it after Cuba, Platini, Papin and Zidane. The last French player to win the title was the last in 1998.
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