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FIFA suspended the Coaches' press conference at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony

Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique failed to make it to Switzerland to attend the award ceremony

News 12 Jan 2016, 16:33 IST
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Both Pep and Enrique were not able to attend the Ballon D’Or ceremony

World football's governing body FIFA on Monday suspended a press conference prior to the World Coach of the Year award presentation as only one among the three nominated coaches were present at the ceremony.

Luis Enrique (Barcelona), Josep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) and Jorge Sampaoli (Chile) were the three coaches nominated for the prestigious award and Enrique came out on the top.

But only Sampaoli has travelled to Zurich to attend the awards ceremony.

Enrique, despite having a great season at Barcelona with five titles in 2015, had declined to travel to the Swiss city, while Guardiola was in Qatar leading a training camp for his team.

The only coach present at the gala was Sampaoli, the coach who led Chile to its first Copa America title, forcing FIFA to cancel the press conference.

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