COVID-19: Ballon d’Or 2020 Cancelled | TimeTestedNews

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Ballon d’Or event for this year has been cancelled.

This is the first time ever the organizers would be taking this decision in the award’s history.

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They blamed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the football calendar.

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, won the 2019 award while OL Reign’s Megan Rapinoe took home the Ballon d’Or Feminin.

Organisers of the award, Group L’Equipe, announced in a statement on Monday, saying: “There will be no edition in 2020, because it turns out, after thoughtful consideration, that all the conditions are not met.

“We believe that such a singular year cannot – and should not – be treated as an ordinary one.