Thierry Henry will be on Sky Sports next year

Thierry Henry to make Sky Sports debut this weekend as analyst for Manchester City vs Arsenal

Henry has joined Sky Sports and will make his first appearance since retiring from the game in December

Roy Hodgson and Javier Mascherano

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Hodgson left out both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to make room for the Barcelona defender

Stephanie Roche walks by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi pictured gawping at Stephanie Roche as she walks by at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Roche was one of the three finalists for the 2014 Puskas Award but left a lasting impression on Messrs Ronaldo and Messi

Brazil's defender David Luiz walks off the pitch after losing the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

David Luiz was named in the FIFPro World XI... and Twitter did not react kindly

The former Chelsea defender not a popular selection

Roy Hodgson and Javier Mascherano

Roy Hodgson picks Javier Mascherano: The internet reacts to bizarre Ballon d'Or choice from the England manager

Hodgson had three picks and not one of them went to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Frank Lampard gave an interview at the weekend that implied City were to blame for the mix-up

Manchester City's Frank Lampard saga is more cock-up than conspiracy

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Lionel Messi signs autographs outside the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday

Pete Jenson: Lionel Messi plays at politics to shape Barcelona's future

Messi has us all spinning like disoriented full-backs, and in the current climate at Barcelona that suits him just fine

Colombia’s James Rodriguez was declared the winner from a three-strong shortlist

Stephanie Roche wonder goal pipped by James' strike as Löw wins coaching award

Germany’s Joachim Löw took the award for coach of the year for guiding his country to their fourth World Cup triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or 2014: Real Madrid star wins prestigious award ahead of Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer

Ronaldo says 2014 had been 'an unforgettable year' after winning award

James Rodriguez shoots and scores his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014

Ballon d'Or 2014: Joachim Low wins Coach of they Year ahead of Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti

The three were short listed for the award

Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the Fifa Ballon d'Or ceremony

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he would like to play on same team as Lionel Messi

The pair up up for the Fifa Ballon d'Or award

Stephanie Roche: Peamont striker thanks 'lucky break' her goal was filmed with Puskas Award to be decided tonight

Spectacular volley in front of a crowd of 95 is only up for Fifa award because of coach’s video

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