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Ballon d�Or cancelled this year

By The Assam Tribune

PARIS, July 20: The prestigious Ballon d�Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the soccer season.

Awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d�Or has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956. Lionel Messi has won it a record six times, one more than longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

The magazine started giving out a women�s award in 2018, but that has also been put on hold. � AP

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