Updated: Monday, 07 January 2013 23:30 | By Relaxnews

Twitter index: Luis Suárez, Ballon d'Or

Football is the subject of two trending topics on Twitter on January 7 as the Luis Suárez controversy grows and the winner of the Ballon d'Or is set to be announced. 


Twitter index: Luis Suárez, Ballon d'Or

Twitter index: Luis Suárez, Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or, trending under the Spanish language term "Balón de Oro," is an international award honoring individual football (soccer) players who could be considered the best in the world following the previous season's performance. The eventual winner of the award is chose by journalists, team captains and coaches around the world.

This year's final three nominations are Andres Iniesta, who plays for Barcelona and Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid and Portugal, and Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona and Argentina and has won the award for the past three years. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony that can be watched live at youtube.com/watch?&v=3L56pJcZuOI and begins at 6:30pm CET.

Football player Luis Suárez is also trending on Twitter after the Liverpool striker was accused of handling the ball before going into Mansfield's goal and leaving Liverpool to win the match 2-1 in this weekend's Third Round FA Cup Tie.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on January 7 at 1:45 pm GMT are:

01. #MentionAGoodCouple
02. #IndirectYourCrush
03. #WhyNairobiWasRanked2nd
04. #LetrasDeCancionesSinSentido
05. #FaydeeAndJamesFollow
06. Página 7 de 365
07. Sisu
08. Chuck Hagel
09. Balón de Oro
10. Luis Suarez

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