Not that it’s a massive spoiler, but it would appear that the official FIFA website have accidentally leaked the 2015 Ballon d’Or winners almost a week prior to the glitzy award gala in Zurich on 11 January.
An article briefly appeared on FIFA.com that named Lionel Messi as the winner of the 2015 Ballon d’or and Germany striker Celia Sasic as the winner of the women’s equivalent.
The article was swiftly removed but, quick as a flash, the Daily Mail managed to nab a screenshot before it vanished into the ether…
Not exactly the biggest administrative transgression in recent FIFA history, but still a fairly significant cock-up in its own right.
Mighty slick operation they’re running.