Fifa Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi wears garish red suit to awards ceremony

The Barcelona forward was among those short listed for the Fifa Ballon d'Or

Simon Rice
Tuesday 14 January 2014 02:00
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Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) and his partner Antonella Roccuzzo attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) and his partner Antonella Roccuzzo attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich

Perhaps Lionel Messi didn't get the memo as while every player selected in the FifPro World XI team of the year wore strict 'black tie' attire, the Barcelona forward went for something a little different.

The Argentina international opted to wear a shiny red suit for the ceremony - a decision that may have left him red faced as well.

Messi was shortlisted for the night's main award, the Fifa Ballon d'Or, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery.

He's attended the ceremony in Zurich with his partner Antonella Roccuzzo.

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