FIFA and France football have revealed the reason for not including Luis Suarez in the shortlist of FIFA Ballon D’or 2014. After the announcement of 2014 Ballon D’or nominees, whole football world shocked because of his exclusion who played his best football in last season with Liverpool and with Uruguay as well. Like Roanldo and Messi, he was expected to be listed in this list, but the list announced without his name. The Barcelona striker suffered four month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Reason of Luis Suarez exclusion from Ballon D’or nomineesLuis Suarez in El Clasico 25 October 2014
According to rules and regulations of FIFA, it is cleared that why is not included in the list. If you take a look on third article of FIFA’s rules of allocation, you will find the reason which says
“The awards are bestowed according to on field performance and overall behaviour on and off the pitch.”
The France Football have also issued a payment which explains the decision why he is not in the list. According to this statement, he was one of the favorite to be included in the list of 23 contenders of Ballon D’or 2014 at the start of Italy vs Uruguay match on behalf of his performance in last season. But it was bite incident which not only kept him out football activity for four months, but also kept him out of him list.
Twitter reactions about his exclusion
I think people need to remember, Zidane lost his Bd’Or chance due to a headbutt, Suarez isn’t on the list for obvious reasons.
— Duncan Disorderly (@FutbolChief) October 28, 2014
I hate suarez but you can’t deny he’s better then ever payer on that list apart from maybe 4 players — connor thompson (@thompsonnn10) October 28, 2014
Despite our hate for Luis Suarez, dude deserves to be in the top 5 of the Ballon D’or awards not only the 23man list. #BallondOr
— Umar A.S (@waxxa_official) October 28, 2014
Although he played a brilliantly last season, but his off field behaviour ruined his past few months. Luis Suarez was the top goal scorer of Premier League last season. He scored 31 goals in Premier League for which he was awarded with Premier League top goal scorer award.
After four month ban, Suarez finally made debut for Barcelona football club in El Clasico on 25 October 2015 at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid won by 3-1 vs Barcelona in first El Clasico of the season. It was first loss of Barcelona this season that came against Real Madrid. He provided an assist to Neymar which was the first goal of the game, but it was the only goal of the visitors.
Was it right decision for not including Suarez in 2014 FIFA Ballon D’or?