30 November 2015
Lionel Messi and Neymar on the Final of World Cup Golden Ball award
Fifa has announced Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalist candidates to be named the best world player of 2015. Neymar, who played MIC in 2008, and Messi – in 2002 – are the favorites to lift the trophy, since they won the treble (League, Champions League and Spanish Cup) with Barça during the last season. The three of them scored the same amount of goals – 10 – in the past Champions League and Messi was the best assistant with 6. Ronaldo was the top scorer in the Spanish League, netting 48 goals, five more than the Argentinian and Neymar got 22 goals.n
Pep Guardiola nominated for FIFA Coach of the Year Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola is one of the three finalists for the 2015 Coach of the Year. Guardiola, born in Santpedor in 1971, was the guest of honor of the MIC first edition in 2001, and he already won the Coach of the year award back in 2011, when he was coaching FC Barcelona.