(MENAFN- Khaama Press)
The race for the most coveted individual award in men's football after Lionel Messi took home the prize for the seventh time in 2021.
The Ballon d'Or remains the most important individual award in world football, and the race to claim the 2022 prize is almost over.
France Football announced in March that the rules for Ballon d'Or voting have changed, with the key one being that the award will be based on performances over a single season, rather than a calendar year.
That means performances at the 2022 World Cup, which is set to kick-off in November, will not be considered this year, and instead will be judged when voting for the 2023 Ballon d'Or gets under way.
With all that in mind, and with defending champion Lionel Messi in the hunt for an eighth Golden Ball, who holds the most power in this year's Ballon d'Or battle as it enters its final months?
Who are the favourites for the Ballon d'Or?
1- Karim Benzema
2- Sadio Mane
3- Mohamed Salah
4- Robert Lewandowski
5- Kylian Mbappe
6- Kevin De Bruyne
7- Vinicius Junior
8- Luka Modric
9- Phil Foden
10- Trentr Alexander-Arnold
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