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When and How to watch the Ballon d’Or 2022 award ceremony live in India?

The time has finally come for the highest individual honour in football, the Ballon d’Or award presented by France Football. The award was cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronirus pandemic but it resumed last year as former Barcelona legend Lionel Messi won his 7th Ballon d’Or award.

Robert Lewandowski was arguably the best footballer during 2020-21 however, he was beaten by Messi to the award which shocked the whole award. As a result, to have a fair voting process, there have been 4 key changes to the Ballon d’Or awards voting.

This year the nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022 were revealed on 17th August and after the voting, the ceremony will be held today, ie, 17th October at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

4 key changes to the Ballon d’Or 2022 award

  1. The award will only take into consideration the European calendar season which ends in June 2022. So, the World Cup will be taken into consideration from the 2023 edition of the award. It also helps create a more specific and equal timeframe for comparing the performance of individual players.
  2. Didier Drogba, Truong Anh Ngoc, and Czech juror Karolina Hlavackova have been added alongside the list of journalists to help combine the nominees for the award.
  3. Only the representatives of the first 100 countries in the FIFA rankings for the men’s award and the first 50 for the women’s will be permitted to vote.
  4. The Ballon d’Or will also take into consideration the collective performance and the ‘class’ of a player alongside their fair play record. The reputation and past success of players will not be taken into consideration when determining their ranking in the final ceremony. 

How to watch the Ballon d’Or 2022 award ceremony live in India?

The Ballon d’Or 2022 award ceremony is scheduled at 8:30 pm on Monday, 29th November (12 am IST, Tuesday, 18th October).

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India. It will also be live streamed on Sony LIV.

The Ballon d’Or 2022 award ceremony will also be live streamed on L’Equipe’s YouTube channel.

Ballon d’Or 2022 nominees

Karim Benzema was arguably the standout performer of the 21/22 season, helping Real Madrid win not only La Liga but also the Champions League for the 14th time He is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or tonight. Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas is also the favourite to win the Women’s Ballon d’Or award.

Read: Here’s why Cristiano Ronaldo is present but Messi is absent from the Ballon d’Or 2022 nominees list

2022 Ballon d’Or shortlist – Men

  1. Thibaut Courtois
  2. Rafael Leão
  3. Christopher Nkunku
  4. Mohamed Salah
  5. Joshua Kimmich
  6. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  7. Vinicius JR
  8. Bernardo Silva
  9. Luis Díaz
  10. Robert Lewandowski
  11. Riyad Mahrez
  12. Casemiro
  13. Heung-Min Son
  14. Fabinho
  15. Karim Benzema
  16. Mike Maignan
  17. Harry Kane
  18. Darwin Núñez
  19. Phil Foden
  20. Sadio Mané
  21. Sébastien Haller
  22. Luka Modrić
  23. Antonio Rüdiger
  24. Cristiano Ronaldo
  25. Kevin De Bruyne
  26. Dušan Vlahović
  27. Virgil van Dijk
  28. João Cancelo
  29. Kylian Mbappé
  30. Erling Haaland

2022 Ballon d’Or shortlist – Women

  1. Selma Bacha
  2. Fridolina Rolfö
  3. Vivianne Miedema
  4. Lucy Bronze
  5. Sam Kerr
  6. Christiane Endler
  7. Lena Oberdorf
  8. Kadidiatou Diani
  9. Catarina Macario
  10. Alexia Putellas
  11. Alexandra Popp
  12. Aitana Bonmatí
  13. Wendie Renard
  14. Alex Morgan
  15. Beth Mead
  16. Asisat Oshoala
  17. Marie-Antoinette Katoto
  18. Millie Bright
  19. Trinity Rodman
  20. Ada Hegerberg
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Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
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