– 20 percent it came in the last two days of voting – Pascal Ferre, editor-in-chief of France Football, which awards the Golden Ball, says in an interview with WP Sportowe Fakty.
The voting ended on October 24, and just before that date, as it turned out, one of the electors changed his mind and sent his application again. – We have authorized it and accepted the re-application. However, this did not affect the results. This is one in 170 journalists voting, confirms Ferre. Therefore, he did not confirm the reports of “L’Equipe” that there were to be “four or five” of these electors.
“France Football”, which was a weekly magazine for years, from June this year. is a monthly magazine that comes out on the second Saturday of each month. This would mean that the next issue will be released on December 11, but it will be a bit different.
– We close the issue on the night of Monday to Tuesday, i.e. right after the gala, therefore the winner had to be interviewed in advance Ferre says.
It is already known that Robert Lewandowski will fly to Paris on Monday and will take part in the gala ceremony. So there is a good chance that he will fulfill the big dream of winning the Golden Ball. He would have had this trophy a year ago, but due to the pandemic, “France Football” withdrew from the award in 2020, which caused a lot of controversy. The Pole then won all other possible trophies (including the FIFA Footballer of the Year title) and if the French held a plebiscite, he would have won there as well, because he was unrivaled.