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FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony: LIVE

The great and good of world football are gathering in Zurich to witness the crowning of the world's best footballer on Monday evening.

The FIFA Ballon d'Or will be awarded to one of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta or Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Argentina forward the odds-on favourite after his miraculous haul of 91 goals in 2012.

Our live coverage begins at 16:45 and the award is due to be presented just before 19:00. Join in the chat below for all the build-up.