Sorry, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and all other Ballon d’Or hopefuls — the most prestigious prize in soccer won’t be awarded this year.
France Football, the publication behind the award, explained the decision in a statement Monday.
“For the first time since 1956, the Ballon d’Or will take a break. 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