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Barca trio up for Ballon d'or

Player of the Year trophy is Camp Nou bound

Last Updated: 06/12/10 12:55pm

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Ballon d'Or: Barca-bound

Ballon d'Or: Barca-bound

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A Barcelona player will win the Fifa Ballon d'Or in 2010 after current holder Lionel Messi, along with team-mates Andres Iniesta and Xavi, were named on the final short-list for the award.

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The three Barca players all shone for their club again last season, helping them to win the Spanish title again.

All three also played at the World Cup finals, with Iniesta and Xavi enjoying yet more success as Spain became champions of the world.

World governing body Fifa released a first short-list of 23 players in October but they have now narrowed it down to the last three. The winner will be announced in Zurich on 10th January.

The revamped award is a combination of the Fifa World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or, run by France Football magazine, which have been run separately until now.

It has already been reported in Europe that Iniesta - who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final - will be getting the honour.

Meanwhile, Fifa have also announced the names in contention for their Coach of the Year award.

World Cup winner Vicente del Bosque of Spain is up against Barcelona's Pep Guardiola and Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho, who won the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia with Inter Milan last season.

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