Ronaldo and Messi in the donation ceremony "Ballon d'Or" award

In October, the FIFA Football Committee and France Football agreed upon the 23-man shortlist for the 2012 edition of the FIFA Ballon d’Or. Twenty-three quickly became three after the voting was passed on to the coaches and captains of the national teams of FIFA’s member associations, as well as a select group of journalists from around the globe, and on Monday world football’s glitterati will descend on Zurich when that three will become one.