2020 The Ballon d’Or is canceled due to objective reasons which means Cristiano Ronaldo has not been able to catch up to Lionel Messi.
On July 27, 2020, shortly after FIFA canceled The Best, France Football also announced it would not host the 2020 Golden Ball award (2020 Ballon d’Or).
Pascal Ferre, Editor-in-Chief of France Football, emphasized that the decision stemmed from the lack of fair conditions for awarding. This also means that Cristiano Ronaldo can not catch up with Lionel Messi, in the race to win the Golden Ball.
Last year, Messi overcame rivals to win the 6th Golden Ball in his career. There was much controversy in Messi’s victory, when Barca lost miserably in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo did not bear to watch Messi win. CR7 cited the reason to play against Juventus to refuse to attend the gala in honor of the opponent. Because of this, he was criticized by his friend Luka Modric for disrespecting his colleagues.
Ronaldo, the owner of five golden ball titles, also cultivates Messi’s record-setting ambition. The Portuguese star does not accept second place. 2020 is an unusual year for football, due to the crisis caused by the corona virus. This is one of the factors that France Football mentioned when announcing not organizing the 2020 Golden Ball.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused European football, the center of world football and the most popular candidates, to take three months off. When the tournaments return, the format will change a lot. Not only that, some major tournaments cancel the rest of the season, including France.
This year, EURO 2020 cannot take place, but postpones until Summer 2021. This also greatly affects the election. Besides, the Champions League and the Europa League are badly affected. The tournaments will resume after more than 2 weeks, but there are many changes to adapt to the general situation.
In such a context, no individual really stands out. Whether Messi, who sets an assist record in La Liga, or Ronaldo, is with Juventus approaching the Serie A.
Even Liverpool, the team that won the Premier League after 30 years of waiting, has no outstanding face. Moreover, this club was soon eliminated from the Champions League. The Golden Ball pauses, to return next year more exciting and exciting.