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Decision Day approaches

Updated: January 7, 2011, 8:17 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Monday will be a historic day in soccer. That's when the first-ever FIFA Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year award will be handed out. Previously, there was a FIFA World Player of the Year award and a Ballon d'Or European Player of the Year. But the two accolades were merged in July in order to crown an undisputed king.

So who was the crème de le crème of 2010? The three finalists -- Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta -- illustrate both the dominance ...

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