FIFA Ballon d’Or and World Coach of the Year Lists Revealed | Dominated by Barcelona and Real Madrid Personnel

Candidates are shortlisted for the biggest award ceremony in Football.

Fifa and France Football dished out the candidates for Ballon d’Or and Coach of the Year award. Some familiar faces and some unexpected ones. Some would like it and other would whine that their favorite players were not nominated but most of them are included.

The winners will be decided by a team international football representatives, coaches & captains of various football teams.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlisted Candidates

Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Karim Benzema (France), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Gerard Pique (Spain), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Robin van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain).
FIFA Coach of the Year Shortlisted Candidates

Vicente del Bosque (Spain), Roberto Di Matteo (Italy/Chelsea), Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (Spain/Barcelona), Jupp Heynckes ( Bayern Munich), Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Low (Germany), Roberto Mancini (Manchester City), Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid), Cesare Prandelli (Italy)

Thick Accent choice of winners are as follows.

Ballon d’Or – Radamel Falcao
Coach of the Year – Jurgen Klopp

Of course, we wouldn’t bet our life savings on it or would we? We would love to know your choice, though.

Below is a video which shows the salary of some of the biggest nominees mentioned above. Create your own relevancy to check the video. It’s got a killer soundtrack though!


Bigg Boss 6 – 29 October Episode Video

Politics was in the air in the Bigg Boss House in today’s (29 October) episode. Bigg Boss announced two political parties in the house, one led by Urvashi and the other by Niketan. Urvashi was given Rajiv Paul as her second-in-command while Navjot Siddhu was to be the main guy for Niketan.

Soon both leaders were busy making speeches, announcing their party manifestos, party slogans etc. Everything that was announced seemed to be rhyming.

Sample this, from Urvashi’s party:

Nahin hone denge hum kisi par atyachar

kyonki hum karte hain sabse pyar

Siddhu-Niketan’s party had a more nationalistics fervour, announcing how they would work for the emancipation of women and wouldn’t allow Mother India to be auctioned.
Of course, there was some regular bickering – one between Vrajesh and Sapna was almost nonsensical, over some inane joke by Sapna which Vrajesh refused to take as a joke. (watch video for more)

Bigg Boss didn’t allow the politics to end there, and attempted to infuse more controversy by setting up another inmate (we won’t spoil all the fun, will we) against Rajeev Paul. Did she succeed?

Also watch in the video below the varying shades of Sampat, the woman in pink.


Fernando Torres Red Card vs Man United (Video)

Was it a Jonny Evans Foul or Alleged Simulation on Torres’ Part?

Fernando Torres was shown red card for diving in Chelsea’s 2-3 loss against Manchester United in the top of the table clash. The red card meant that Chelsea were down to 9 men as Ivanovic had earlier shown the red card too. But the incident has caused a lot of furore from Chelsea fans. Even Di Matteo and Sir Alex also had a bit of scuffle after the red card was shown.
Watch the video below.


Two Silly Tottenham Hotspur Fans Over Brad Friedel’s Shirt (Video) | Very Silly This

Tottenham Hotspur win against Southampton saw some really stupid things off the pitch. Brad Friedel threw his shirt   into the crowd after the match got over. And two fans got into fight with each other over it and these are not kids we are talking of. Eventually one of them gave up and the other then tried to offer some money to him. This hurts to even write about. Tottenham won 1-2.

Watch the silly video below.

Mallorca vs Real Madrid 0-5 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Ronaldo & Higuain Score Two Each

28 Oct 12 | Iberostar Stadium

Real Madrid, too, like Barcelona, won an away match while scoring 5 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo, like Messi, scored two goals as well. And Higuain too, a late fifth goal was added Callejon. Real Madrid didn’t let the loss against Borussia Dortmund deter themselves as they ran riot at Mallorca.


Real Madrid – Gonzalo Higuain (8th, 70th minute), Cristiano Ronaldo (22nd, 73rd minute), Jose Callejon (90+1 minute)
Watch the highlights of the match below.

(Video) Lorient vs Ajaccio 4-4 Highlights & Goals | Epic Comeback form Lorient

28 Oct 12 | Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir, Lorient

One of the best comebacks of recent time, Lorient came back from 1-4 scoreline to make it 4-4 at the end of full time. It might be some kind of a record as a goal was scored in the 1st minute and one in the last minute of the game.


Lorient – Wesley Lautoa (33rd minute), Jeremie Aliadiere (46th, 79th minute), Gilles Sunu (90+4 minute)
Ajaccio – Belghazouani (1st minute), Adrian Mutu (11th minute), Eduardo (40th, 45th minute)

Watch the highlights below.

AS Roma vs Udinese 2-3 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Di Natale Too Good for Roma

28 Oct 12 | Stadio Olimpico

Eric Lamela gave Roma the perfect start to the match as he scored 2 goals in the matter of four minutes. But Udinese sprung back to life after that Domizzi and Antonio Di Natale goals made it 2-2. Di Natale then went on to score from an incredible Paneka penalty in the 88th minute as Udinese famously won the game.
Watch the highlights below.


River Plate vs Boca Juniors 2-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Superclasico

28 Oct 12 | Estadio Monumental

One of the biggest rivalries in world football River Plate vs Boca Juniors ended in 2-2 draw. The match saw a stoppage time equalizer from Walter Erviti to Boca on level. The match also had an inflated pig doings rounds all over the ground. Yeah, it happens in South America.
Watch the highlights of the match below.

(Video) Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Highlights & Goals

28 Oct 12 | Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich suffered the first defeat of the season as Leverkusen ended a their phenomenal winning streak. Stefan Kiessling and Sidney Sam one goal in each half as the Mandzukic scored the solitary goal for Bayern.
Watch the highlights below.