According to Sportskeeda, the review was made today and players’ appraisal will account only for Seasons performance, not a calendar year as previously.
1. A more consistent schedule:
The award period will fall in line with the main European season rather than an entire calendar year. This year’s award will only take into account the performances of footballers during the 2021-22 campaign, which ends with the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament in the summer.
As a result, performances from the men’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December will only be taken into account for the 2023 award ceremony.
2. Even stronger lists:
As well as journalists involved in the voting, former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba has been added to the process. Drogba will also be joined by Truong Anh Ngoc and Czech juror Karolina Hlavackova to compile a more structured list of nominees.
3. A more demanding voting system:
Only the representatives of the first 100 countries in the FIFA rankings for the men’s award and the first 50 for the women’s will be permitted to vote.
4. Clearer rules:
The criteria for deciding the winner have changed, as the award will not only consider a player’s performance, but also take into account collective performance, the “class” of a player,r, and their fair play record.
Most importantly, a player’s reputation and performance in the previous years will not be considered when voting for the winner.
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