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Why Neymar Was Dropped From Ballon D’Or Final Nominees List

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France Football, the organisers of the prestigous Ballon D’Or award, has given reasons why PSG’s Neymar was left out of their 30-man shortlist for the award.

Naija News reports that Neymar alongside England captain Harry Kane and last year’s winner Luka Modric were excluded.

France Football have now claimed they snubbed the 27-year-old, after what they described as a “black year”.

The organising body gave eight reasons for the exclusion of the former Barcelona forward.

See reasons below:

January 23 – Metatarsal injury

March 6 – Abusing match official after Man Utd match

April 27 – Pushing a supporter

June 6 – Ankle injury ahead of Copa America

August 9 – Cleared of rape allegation

Transfer window – Failed move to Barcelona

September 14 – Jeered by PSG fans

October 13 – Another injury on international duty



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.