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Neymar on Ballon D'Or shortlist alongside Messi, Ronaldo

ZURICH (AP) Neymar has made the three-man Ballon D'Or shortlist for the first time, alongside Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and title holder Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has won the world's top player award for the last two years after ending Messi's four-year winning streak.

The winner is announced at a gala in Zurich on Jan. 11 when a series of other awards are handed out.