I must say I was shocked when I saw the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or this year. Not because the three players on the shortlist (Xavi, Iniesta, Messi) were not excellent players who had achieved a great deal in the last year. But because there was a glaring, glaring omission form the list.
That omission being Wesley Sneijder of Inter Milan and Holland. The player who I felt should not only be nominated but also should have won the award. Inter Milan were *the*
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