Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Mascherano finalists for 2014 Ballon d’Or

Ballon d'or 2014 Mascherano Neymar Messi IniestaFour Barça players have been included in the final list of 23 candidates for the 2014 Ballon d’Or. Leo Messi, Neymar and Andrés Iniesta who finished second, fifth and sixth respectively in 2013 are again nominated while Javier Mascherano has been included on the list for the first time.

The negative side is the expected disappearance of Xavi from the list while players who have the potential to be included such as Pique, Alves and Busquets have not had their best year.

The full list of candidates is as follows:

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Ángel Di María (Manchester United), Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Javier Mascherano (FC Barcelona), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (FC Barcelona), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), James Rodríguez (Real Madrid), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Yaya Toure (Manchester City).

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