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Alves, Messi, Neymar and Xavi at the Gala.

Messi arrives in Zurich/ PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

20:00 - Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 Ballon d'Or.

19:55 - Nadine Angerer wins the 2013 FIFA Women's World Player Award.

19:47 - Pelé wins the honourary Ballon d'Or as a tribute to his footballing career.

19:30 - The Afghan federations wins the FIFA FAIR PLAY AWARD.

19:10 - Jupp Heynckes is named the World's Best Male Coach of the year.

19:05 - Silvia Neid is named the World's Best Female Coach of the year.

18: 55 - Neymar is one the Brazilian representatives for the 2014 World Cup. He says that it's a "dream"  and that he hopes Brazil "reach the final"

18: 40 - Dani Alves, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi are named to the FIFA/FIFPro World XI. The following players make up the rest of the team: Neuer, Ramos, Thiago Silva, Lahm, Ribéry, Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo.

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18: 15 - The FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala is underway. We won't know the winner of the Ballon d'Or until 20:00. We will know the all-star team by 18:30.

17: 45 - The finalists begin to arrive to the Kongresshaus, among them is Leo Messi. They all stopped to sign autographs for fans. Neymar Jr said "tonight is a great chance to be with fantastic players. I'm very happy in Barcelona, I was received warmly, I couldn't be happier."

17: 30 - Check out the best photos of the lead-up to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala - [+] PHOTOS

16: 40 - The FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala will start at 18.15. The event will be broadcast live on Barça TV.

15: 35 - FIFA Ballon d'Or and World Coach of the Year Nominee Press Conference. Lionel Messi says:

The World Cup will be very competitive and tough. All the big teams will be there

It’s a prize in itself to be here. It’s the 7th year on the run I’ve been here and, as I say, just being here is enough for me

I’m not thinking about the past. I’m focussed on what is coming now, winning titles with Barça and Argentina

15:00 - The FC Barcelona delegation arrive in Zurich

14:30 - Press conference due for 15.00 will start late.

14:00 - Flight to Zurich

13:00 - The FC Barcelona delegation's flight to Zurich has taken off


12:45 - Andrés Iniesta will stay in Barcelona doing recovery work on his injured knee and will not travel to Zurich

12:25 - The FC Barcelona delegation is about to set off for Zurich.

12:00 - During the Gala Award Ceremony for the 2013 Ballon D’Or, the eleven players who will make up the FIFA/FIFPro 2013 team will be announced. FC Barcelona have nominees in all positions – keeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards.

11:45 Time-lapse: FIFA Ballon d'Or Ceremony 2013 ... here it comes!

10.00 - First team training at the Ciutat Esportiva with all available squad players.

09:00 - All set for the Ballon d’Or 2013 awards

08:30 - Leo Messi: seven consecutive Ballon d'Or top three finishes

08:00 - Lionel Messi, finalist in FIFA Golden Ball 2013

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07:00 - FC Barcelona will again be playing a major part in the Gala for the Ballon D’0r 2013 awards, which will take place at 6.15 this evening at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. Leo Messi is one of the three finalists and will travel to Zurich this morning accompanied by Club President Sandro Rosell, a number of board members and the players nominated for the FIFA/FIFPro 2013 XI, which will also be announced during the Gala.

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