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Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi

UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d’Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. In an interview with BeIN Sports, the Frenchman said the award should be won by a member of the German national team that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer. “The Ballon d’Or usually goes to a player who has performed exceptionally well at the World Cup, someone who won it, so this year that should be a German player,” the Frenchman said. However, he later conceded that there is no one in the world who can match either Messi or Ronaldo. “Nobody can argue with that,” he said.

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