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FIFA Ballon d’Or: James Nesbitt to host world player of the year award in Zurich

Published 16/12/2015

Nesbitt will host the awards alongside Sky Sports presenter Kate Abdo.
Nesbitt will host the awards alongside Sky Sports presenter Kate Abdo.
Kate Abdo presented the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014 at the Kongresshaus on January 12, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Fifa has announced that actor James Nesbitt and TV presenter Kate Abdo will co-host the Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich on 11 January.

The Northern Irish actor and Coleraine and Manchester United fan will host the show for the first time.

Multi-lingual sports presenter Abdo did so last year.

The three-man shortlist for the world player award comprises two Barcelona players, Lionel Messi and Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

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