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Ballon d Or 2020 scrapped because of COVID-19

2020-07-21 12:27:33 / RHC


Ballon d Or 2020 scrapped because of COVID-19

The Ballon d'Or will not be awarded this year for the first time in its 64-year history after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the football calendar, organizers France Football magazine said.

The prestigious award, voted for by journalists, is an annual prize given to the best male footballer in the world since 1956.  The women's Ballon d'Or was first awarded in 2018.

The 2019-20 season has been ravaged by the pandemic, with all the major European leagues suspending matches from March to June.  International tournaments, such as the European Championship and Copa America, were also pushed back to 2021 due to the virus.

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