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Ronaldo to Attend Ballon d'Or Ceremony

  • Marca, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:26 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed on Monday that he will attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich on Jan. 13, despite the Real Madrid forward's strained relationship with the organization’s president, Sepp Blatter. Last fall, Blatter revealed that he prefers Barcelona's four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi to Ronaldo, a comment for which the FIFA chief was widely criticized. Ronaldo, who is nominated alongside Messi and Bayern Munich treble winner Franck Ribery, is considered the favorite for the 2013 award.

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