Ballon d'Or 2020 canceled
France Football has announced there will be no Ballon d'Or award ceremony in 2020.
The award ceremony had been scheduled to take place as usual in December, where the best players in the game over the previous 12 months would be presented with the prestigious awards.
France Football said in a statement that the prize will not be awarded this year for the first time since it was launched in 1956 due to the 2019-20 season being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
It has been far from a normal year for football, with the COVID-19 pandemic pausing all sport between March and June.
The European Championships, which take place every four years and normally have a significant bearing on the award, were rescheduled to 2021 as a result.