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Why is Neymar excluded from the 2019 Golden Ball race?

Why is Neymar excluded from the 2019 Golden Ball race?

Shortly after announcing the list of the 2019 Golden Ball nominees, France Football organizers explained not to enter the superstar Neymar.

Recently France Football Magazine - the organizer of the Golden Ball Award has officially announced 30 candidates for this year's title. The brightest names are Van Dijk, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, one of the unnamed names is PSG superstar Neymar.

Shortly after announcing the list, France Football magazine gave 8 reasons why Neymar was not included in this year's race.

1: 23/1 - Injury

In the match against Strasbourg, PSG won 2-0 but had to pay the price with Neymar's serious injury. At that time, Neymar had to take a long break because of a serious metatarsal fracture.

2: 6/3 - Attacking the referee

Not in the PSG squad to play Man United in the UEFA Champions League, but Neymar still attacked referee Skomina with harsh words on Instagram. After these words, Neymar received a suspension from UEFA.

3: 27/4 - Pushing the fan

On the way to receive a medal at Coupe de France, a fan said that Neymar needed to 'learn to play ball', the PSG superstar was angry and pushed this man. Then Neymar had to receive a 3-match ban from the FFF.

4: 6/6 - Traumatic injury against Copa America

In a friendly match against Qatar before Copa America 2019, Neymar suffered an ankle injury and had to miss the tournament.

5: 9/8 - Escape allegations of rape

After being accused of sexual assault by Brazilian model Najila Trindade Mendes de Sousa, Neymar complained of success and got out of trouble.

6: Unable to return to Barca

Neymar tried to return to Barca in the summer market, but in the end, he still has to stay in PSG and French supporters until now still remember this.

7: 14/9 - PSG fans get angry

Back after his injury before Copa America, Neymar was booed and mocked by the fans of PSG against Strasbourg in Ligue 1. This game Neymar scored a great goal, but after the game, he admitted he just wanted to leave the team.

8: 13/10: Severe injury

Neymar suffered a thigh injury in Brazil's friendly against Nigeria, because of this problem he had to take a break of four weeks and miss matches in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League.