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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top footballer from Brazil, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar, stands to be named world footballer of the year if he wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in Zurich, Switzerland, today (January 11th). Competing against Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, the winner will be announced during a televised gala this evening.

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