- Messi arrives at ceremony with his family
- Expected to win Ballon d’Or
- Will be the eighth victory of his career
WHAT HAPPENED? Messi arrived dressed all in black along with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and three sons for the ceremony. The Inter Miami superstar is expected to beat off competition from Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to scoop the main prize after leading Argentina to World Cup glory last season.
— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@ballondor) October 30, 2023
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WHAT NEXT? Messi is due to head to China after the Ballon d’Or for a post-season tour with Inter Miami. However, the tour has been thrown into doubt with one friendly having already been cancelled.