The data that impacted social networks indicates how the winner of the Ballon d’Or was unable to win the World Cup consecutively, something that fans of the French National Team should not like
Karim Benzema was the winner of the Ballon d’Or, something that undoubtedly adorns a great career that Real Madrid’s French striker currently has. However, obtaining this award is ‘bad’ news for the French National Team, motivated by the fact that no Ballon d’Or winner has been able to win the World Cup that was played that same year.
At least that is how the Spanish sports journalist MisterChip has made it known on social networks, something that he himself dubbed “The Curse of the Ballon d’Or” and which has seen great players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo ‘The Phenomenon’ and more elements that stood out a year before the World Cup.
“The current Ballon d’Or has NEVER won the World Cup. Congratulations to Karim and one less rival for Qatar,” said the journalist on social networks.
In addition to this, he also shared a table where the cases where the player who won the distinction given by France Football have not managed to lift the World Cup have been seen. In this table, we find Ronaldo in 1997, who a year later was runner-up in Germany 98.
In addition, Ronaldinho who stayed with Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, even as four years later it was the turn of Messi, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2019, and a year later in South Africa 2010 he fell in the quarterfinals. .
Finally, the Brazil 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo fell in the same instances by not being able to pass the Group Phase in the World Cup tournament. In Russia 2018, the same Portuguese star arrived at the World Cup with the Ballon d’Or in his power, but was again out of the competition, although this time in the Round of 16 against Uruguay.
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