An Italian is the Real Winner of the Ballon D'or
Lionel Messi won his third Ballon D’or in a row. He is the greatest soccer or football player of our time, probably the All-Time best player. After Messi, his teammate Xavi and Portuguese player of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo.
Something new under the sky of the football
The football world is facing unprecedented problems concerning fixes matches, that's why FIFA "announced a series of new measures to combat match-fixing. In order to clamp down on match-fixing, which is linked to illegal betting." Chris Eaton, FIFA's head of security, says that "between 400 and 500 billion euros ($500bn and $630bn) are generated each year by betting on sport — both legal and illegal — with between five and 15 billion euros stemming from fixed matches. (...) It's a huge attraction for organized crime" France24 reported.
The model of Simone Farina
An Italian defender Simone Farina could be the model for young players to follow; he was offered $255,000 (£165,000/€200,000), to help fix a match involving his club Gubbio. Eaton underlines Farina's behavior: "He resisted and rejected a corrupting offer, but more importantly he reported it," Farina was appointed a FIFA fair play ambassador by FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Monday.
"The coach of the Italy national team, (...) has rewarded the defender by inviting him to train with the national team ahead of a training camp next month." ansa reported.
Simone Farina deserves a bigger reward, just like a real debut in a match with his country national team, not just a training camp.