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Messi, Ronaldo and Iniesta nominated for FIFA award

Published:Friday | November 30, 2012 | 10:50 AM

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize.

Messi is favoured to win the FIFA award for the fourth successive year.

The 25-year-old Messi has scored 82 goals this calendar year - just three short of the record set by Gerd Mueller in 1972.

Pep Guardiola, Vicente del Bosque and Jose Mourinho are shortlisted for coach of the year.

The winners will be announced on January 7.

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