Ballon d'Or nominees: Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland headline list as Jude Bellingham, Mohamed Salah make it

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2023-09-06 16:11:40  • 3 mins

On Oct. 30, one of the most coveted awards in soccer -- the Ballon d'Or -- will be presented to the best soccer player in the world. While it's the 67th edition of the award, it's only the second time it has recognized achievements from the previous season of soccer as opposed to the previous calendar year. Due to that, Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland are the front runners for the award but on Wednesday the official nominees dropped both for the Ballon d'Or but also the other awards that will be presented at the ceremony.

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