Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss the upcoming Ballon d’Or ceremony for 2019.
France Football will announce the winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or on Monday. The committee has already released its 30-man shortlist for the award at the beginning of this month.
Cristiano Ronaldo, along with his nemesis Lionel Messi and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk are the strongest contenders to win the Golden Ball this year.
But, recently, the recipient of this year’s Golden Ball was leaked. The reports suggested that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will take home the 2019 Ballon d’Or. In addition to that, Messi is already aware of the results.
Meanwhile, the Juventus star is also aware of his defeat to Messi. According to 90min, Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the ceremony in Paris next week.
Ronaldo and Messi are level in the Ballon d’Or race with each of them having five to their name. But, if the rumors are to be believed, Monday will see Messi get ahead in the race.