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SBD Global/November 30, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published November 30, 2012
DRUMROLL, PLEASE: Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or are CRISTIANO RONALDO, Portugal; ANDRES INIESTA, Spain; and LIONEL MESSI, Argentina, while the candidates of the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year are MARTA, Brazil; ALEX MORGAN, U.S.; and ABBY WAMBACH, U.S. The candidates for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football are VICENTE DEL BOSQUE, Spain (Spain); PEP GUARDIOLA, Spain (FC Barcelona); and JOSÉ MOURINHO, Portugal (Real Madrid). And the candidates for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football are BRUNO BINI, France (France); NORIO SASAKI, Japan (Japan); and PIA SUNDHAGE, Sweden (U.S.) (FIFA). ... Japan's SHINJI KAGAWA won the inaugural Asian Football Confederation Int'l Player of the Year award. The 23-year-old, who currently plays for ManU, was up against Japan teammate YUTO NAGATOMO of Inter Milan and Australia's veteran goalkeeper MARK SCHWARZER of EPL club Fulham (REUTERS, 11/29).