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Ballon d'Or 2019 shortlist, date and time: LIVE updates with Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo up for prize

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 02/12/2019

Ballon d'Or 2019 LIVE: Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo up for prize © Getty Ballon d'Or 2019 LIVE: Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo up for prize Lionel Messi is the overwhelming favourite to win a sixth Ballon d'Or at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris tonight.

The Barcelona star leads a 30-man shortlist, with Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo expected to finish on the podium.

There is no place for last year's winner Luka Modric, though his Real Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard are in the running.

Van Dijk is one of seven names from Liverpool, while Manchester City have five nomineees, Tottenham two and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the sole representative from Arsenal.

When is the Ballon d'Or?

The ceremony is set to take place on Monday, December 2 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

The red carpet will begin from 4pm UK time with the ceremony set to start at 7.30pm.

You can follow tonight's ceremony LIVE on Standard Sport.


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