The statements by FIFA and France Football explained that from next year France Football will organize the Ballon D'or Award while FIFA will organize the FIFA World player of the year.
Ahead of the 61st edition of the Ballon d’Or, France Football released a statement explaining the new changes to the competition format.
Ballon D'or Changes:
1.The voting will only include votes from journalists. National team managers and captains no longer have a vote.
2. The shortlist of finalists for the Ballon d’Or award will increase from 23 to 30.
3.There will be no three man finalists ahead of the award ceremony.
4. The Ballon d’Or will be presented before the end of the calendar year, as oppose to January.