The organizer of Ballon d’Or (France Football) has revealed why Neymar was not considered in the 30-man list for the individual prize award.
The omission of Neymar from list shocked man football fans when the list was released, it was the first time the Brazilian attacker was not considered in the past eight years.
The France Football who is the organizer of the award has justified their decision to leave out the Paris Saint-Germain forward and the organizers went back to January 23 when Neymar was up against Strasbourg where he sustained a career-threatening injury, he picked up his first injury of the calendar year, to his metatarsal, and therefore missed out on PSG against Manchester United in the Champions League.
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PSG had an advantage in the first leg but blew it away in the reverse fixture in a controversial manner and Neymar from the stand lost his cool and he insulted the officials for their decision making and picked up a two-game ban in European competition as a result.
The organizers still point out an event Neymar pushed and insulted a fan after the Coupe de France final in April, a game PSG lost. Neymar was also omitted from the Copa America due to injury but his absence never stopped the Selecao from claiming the trophy.
There is also a significant focus on the 'soap opera of the summer', his failed transfer to Barcelona.
Given how clear it was that Neymar wanted to move on to the Spanish club, there is a sense that he has still not been forgiven in France for the transfer drama.
Finally, they add that he has picked up another injury and will, therefore, miss Le Classic against Marseille and the Champions League clash with Brugge