04 January 2012

Madrid will not send anyone to the Ballon d'Or gala

Barça will displace a delegation formed by some 25 people, between players, family, directive and the coach. Madrid, to anyone.

FC Barcelona is finalizing the details for moving next Monday bound for Zurich, where FIFA will officially unveil the winner of the Ballon d'Or 2011 and where you are planning a new recognition Barca football and philosophy.

As usual in these galas, FIFA put a private plane available to the Catalan to facilitate the movement of the procession, which this year will be much smaller than last year, when Barcelona showed an absolute hegemony nominations best player in the world with Leo Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta as candidates. In this occasion, the Argentinean and the egarense they will share the focuses, with the madridista Cristiano Ronaldo like third actor in the nominations, although the players azulgranas and especially Messi surrounds all the bets to the prize.

The president Sandro Rosell will lead a delegation on this occasion, will consist of around 25 people, including managers, players, families of the winners, coach Pep Guardiola and his right hand, external relations director, Manel Estiarte. In addition to the Ballon d'Or nominees, Messi and Xavi, is scheduled to travel to Zurich only other players who should collect a trophy, in this case as members of FIFA's best team, including eleven players are nominated Barca . While the coach hopes to be chosen as the Best Coach of 2011.

The expedition will depart from Barcelona Catalan at 11 am on Monday, just hours after facing the Espanyol Cornella-El Prat. Upon landing in Zurich, and depending on the schedule, the players and the coach should move directly to the Congress to meet the official press conference of the three candidates for best player and best coach. Like every year, FIFA made available to all guests lodging at the Hotel Park Hyatt to make time before the gala awards ceremony will begin at 19 h. Just after the ceremony, the expedition again Barca Barcelona, ​​where he will arrive around midnight the same day.

Last year, the club made an exception and moved to Switzerland two planes. The fact that the three nominees last year were three players Barca came out of the quarry caused the unprecedented deployment, which was attended by former players, extécnicos, employees historic entity, the president Agustí Montal and fifteen members the current board.

As has been dormant in recent months, sportsmanship is not one of the values ​​that stand at the heart of Real Madrid. No member of the insole meringues they wants to see as the world of the soccer she surrenders homage, one year again more, to FC Barcelona, to their players and their coach, and they have found the perfect excuse to be able to 'escaquearse'. FIFA gala held on Monday and white team dispute around the Cup in Malaga the next day, so claiming that when the template will be traveling gala in Zurich will not be able to see or to Joseph Mourinho or any of the players of first team squad for the match.

Already last year, the Portuguese became evident when he arrived late to the show and did not attend the press conference before. Still received the award for Best Coach for his campaign at Inter. Aware that this year Madrid will stay in white, the meringues are not willing to attend the victorious walk of Barça in Zúrich. (via SPORT)