Ballon d' Or 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo to miss award ceremony

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Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, will not be in Paris on Monday night for the 2021 Ballon d' Or ceremony.

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This claim was made by a respected Portuguese journalist, Pedro Sepulveda.

Sepulveda disclosed this in a tweet via his handle on Monday afternoon.

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He tweeted: "Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in Paris today for the Ballon D'or ceremony."

France Football will announce the winner of this year's Ballon d'Or later tonight.

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Ronaldo is among the 30-man nominees shortlisted for the award recently.

The Portugal captain, who was benched in Man United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, will rival Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi, who has been tipped to win his seventh Ballon d'Or by many, Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea's Jorginho.

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