Lionel Messi has been crowned the Ballon D’or for the six time.

Fc Barcelona and Argentina star, Lionel Messi won his sic (6th) Ballon d’Or today. The Argentine player was competing for this accolade with twenty-nine other players. This calendar year has been good for Lionel as he has virtually won everything individual awards this year.

This is the first time the player is winning the award. He beat off competition from Christiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe Vigil Van Dyke among others. Vigil Van Dyke was one of the favorites to win the award after an impressive performance for Liverpool FC and the Netherlands this year.

The award was presented by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Luka Modric who was last year’s winner handed over the golden ball to Lionel Messi.

Read also: List for Ballon D’or Nominees Out.

Lionel Andres Messi goes into the history books as the only player to win the Ballon d’Or for the sixth time.

The award comes just a day after the superstar led his team Fc Barcelona to win against title contender Athletico Madrid as the Estadio del Metropolitano. The match was set for a draw when the Argentine’s solo effort resulted in the 1 – 0 win on the 88th minute.

Messi is regarded as one of the best players of all time. His consistent form over the last decade has led to people’s say that he is the best player ever to walk the surface of the earth.

Do you believe Messi is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)? Leave your comment below.

Facebook Pay is a new payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Facebook is launching a new payment system today, appropriately named Facebook Pay. It will be available across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, and it’s designed to facilitate payments across Facebook’s popular social networks and apps. You’ll be able to use Facebook Pay to send money to friends, shop for goods, or even donate to fundraisers. The service will be separate from Facebook’s new Calibra wallet and the Libra network, and it’s “built on existing financial infrastructure and partnerships,” according to the company.

Facebook is planning to start rolling out Facebook Pay on Messenger and Facebook in the US this week. It will initially be available for fundraisers, person-to-person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and some purchases from pages and businesses that operate on Facebook’s Marketplace. “Over time, we plan to bring Facebook Pay to more people and places, including for use across Instagram and WhatsApp,” explains Deborah Liu, Facebook’s vice president of marketplace and commerce.

Facebook Pay will be available in the settings section of Facebook or Messenger apps, and it will support most debit and credit cards and PayPal. Facebook is using Stripe, PayPal, and others to process these payments.

Facebook isn’t revealing exactly when this payment system will be available across all of its apps, nor when it will launch internationally. Facebook Pay comes just weeks after a large number of payment companies dropped out of Facebook’s Libra project. PayPal, which is supporting Facebook Pay, was one of the first companies to distance itself from the Libra Association, the nonprofit organization that oversees the creation of the cryptocurrency and its rollout.

Every major US payment processor has now exited the association, and it’s left Facebook with the daunting task of convincing governments that Libra is an option, just when trust in Facebook is at an all-time low. That’s not stopping Facebook from launching a more traditional payment system today, though.

“Facebook Pay is part of our ongoing work to make commerce more convenient, accessible and secure for people on our apps,” says Liu. “We’ll continue to develop Facebook Pay and look for ways to make it even more valuable for people on our apps.”

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List for Ballon D’or Nominees Out.

The French Football Magazine has released a tall list of players for this years Ballon D’or. The 30 man list consist of players who have played immense role for their respective teams.

The list consist of

  • Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Man City)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Donny van de Beek (Ajax)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Alisson Barker (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Heung-Min Son (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Riyad Mahrez (Man City), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

Conspiciously missing from the list were defending champion Luca Modric (Real Madrid) and Neymar Dos Santos (Paris Saint Germain).

The polls for the Ballon D’or will end on the 8th November, 2019.

Who do you think will win? Comment below.