Since Ballon D’Or has parted company with FIFA, the world football governing body has brought their own “The Best FIFA Football award” starting for the caledar year 2016. The ceremony will be taking place on Monday Night, 09 January 2017 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. There will be number of awards given out on the night which include mens and women best footballer of the year, coach of the year and FIFA Puskas (best goal of the year) awards. We take a look at how you can watch the ceremony live.
THE BEST FIFA Football Award 2016: FIFA has already announced the top 3 nominees for each of the 5 awards to be handed on 9th January 2017. Ronaldo, Messi and Griezmann has been shortlisted for the Men’s player of the year award while Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City), Fernando Santos (Portugal) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) are shortlisted for coach of the year.
Voting Process: Unlike the Ballon D’Or award which Ronaldo won back in December, FIFA award follows similar criteria for voting process as previous yearly awards by FIFA. media representatives, National team coaches, National team captains and the general public voting. Each group has 25% value.
|DATE & TIME||Monday, 09 January 2017. Red carpet coverage starts at 01:00 p.m uk time. The ceremony takes place at 04:00 pm uk time|
|VENUE||TPC Studios (FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switerzerland)|
|HOSTS||EVA Longoria & Schreyl|
|TV COVERAGE||Most of the local sports channels around the world will have live coverage. While FIFA itself broadcasting the ceremony live via their official youtube channel (youtube.com/user/FIFATV)|
|Men’s Player of the year||Nominees are (Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann)|
|Women Player of the year||Nominees are (Melanie Behringer, Carli Lloyd, Marta)|
|Men’s Coach of the year||Claudio Ranieri, Zinedine Zidane, Fernando Santos|
|Women Coach of the year||Jill Ellis, Silvia Neid, Pia Sundhage|
However if you don’t have access to live coverage of FIFA Award ceremony you can always tune in here as we will be updating in live real-time updates as well as live links to the coverage. Links are usually available 15 to 30 minutes before the event get under way. You can always visit this page before the ceremony to see any updates regarding live streaming.