FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 Nominees: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta Named In Short-list

The usual suspects get nod.

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Fifa and France Football have today announced that Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo are the remaining three candidates to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or.

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, who has notched up an incredible 82 goals in the calendar year, has won the last three Ballon d’Or and Cristiano Ronaldo was victorious in 2008.

Andres Iniesta, who helped Spain to a Euro 2012 triumph, finished as runner-up in 2010.

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