SUAREZ LEFT OFF AWARD SHORTLIST
LUIS SUAREZ has paid the price for his World Cup biting shame after being left out of the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.
The Barcelona ace had a stunning season for Liverpool, scoring 31 goals as the Reds narrowly missed out on their first Premier League title for 24 years.
But, after leaving the World Cup in disgrace for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, the Uruguayan has missed the cut for the list of the world’s best players.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and La Liga rival and current holder Cristiano Ronaldo look set to battle it out once again for the award, with the winner announced in Zurich on January 12.
This year’s 23-man shortlist doesn’t include a single Englishman.