POSTED: Wednesday January 7th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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FIFA World Player Gala 2008
Next Monday, 12 January 2009, the winners of the FIFA World Player 2008 and FIFA Women’s World Player awards will be revealed at the Zurich Opera House. Taking pride of place on the red carpet will be the nominees in the men’s category (in alphabetical order): Kaka (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Fernando Torres and Xavi (Spain), and their female counterparts: Nadine Angerer and Birgit Prinz (Germany), Cristiane and Marta (Brazil) and Kelly Smith (England).
In addition, the customary FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will be presented.
The pre-ceremony press conferences with the female (15:00 CET) and male (16:00 CET) nominees, as well as the FIFA World Player Gala (starting at 20:00 CET), will be broadcast in their entirety on FIFA.com.
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