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

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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