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Ballon d’Or 2022: only 21 African countries allowed to vote! – JMartinpromo

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For the designation of the Ballon d’Or for the 2021-2022 financial year, only 21 African countries are authorized to vote for the best player in the world.

France Football, creator of the Ballon d’Or, announced this year many reforms in the way it is awarded for the next editions of the most prestigious of individual awards. >> Official: revolution of the rules for the Ballon d’Or

If the main novelty concerns the date of the attribution of the trophy, now fixed at the end of each season, the magazine also explained that the size of the jury which must decide among the lists proposed will now increase from 170 to 100 journalists, from the Top 100 countries in the FIFA Ranking.

Thus, and in Africa, only 21 African journalists would now be allowed to vote in the next edition against fifty previously.

To justify this decision, the famous French daily considers “that an opening to “small” countries, those which have neither a big natural football culture nor historical legitimacy and not always easy access to images of the main competitions, risked from time to time to interfere with the ballot, for lack of adequate knowledge or expertise.

A tightening will strengthen the level of expertise and limit fanciful votes.

Jan. 11, 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland – The FIFA Ballon Dor trophy for the best football player 2015. (Credit Image: © Marcio Machado via ZUMA Wire)

It should be noted that this list is based on the current FIFA rankings for the month of May 2022. The number of voting countries could increase or decrease according to the next FIFA rankings of nations.

1) Senegal (18th globally)

2) Morocco (24th)

3) Nigeria (32nd)

4) Egypt (34th)

5) Tunisia (36th)

6) Cameroon (38th)

7) Algeria (43rd)

8) Mali (48th)

9) Ivory Coast (51st)

10) Burkina Faso (56th)

11) Ghana (61st)

12) DR Congo (66th)

13) South Africa (68th)

14) Cape Verde (73rd)

15) Guinea (81st)

16) Gabon (82nd)

17) Benin (83rd)

18) Uganda (84th)

19) Zambia (88th)

20) Congo (97th)

21) Equatorial Guinea (99th)

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