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Feb 7, 2012

FC Barcelona was adjudged the World Team of the Year by the Laueres Award comittee, in a grand ceremony held in London. This is the first time FC Barcelona is winning the prestigous award, which in some circles is called "The Osacr of Sporting World". Club president Sandro Rosell received the award for Barca. Two Barcelona players who were in contention for individual honours in the night unfortunately lost out. Lionel Messi, lost out to Novan Djokovic in the World Sportsman of the Year category. The Serbian Tennis No.1, Novan Djokovic now join an esteemed list of Sportsmen, Roger Federer , Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Usain Bolt, Lance Armstrong and Rafael Nadal who all have previously won this award. Many Barca fans believed that Messi will win it this year and seems to have been disappointed big time. But I have predicted this earlier - The Farce called Laueres Award, it was clear from the start that Messi will not win this one. We football fans will be lucky if we see atleast one from the footballing world win this award in our life time.

Eric Abidal, also was nominated for the Best Comeback of the Year category but lost out to Golf start, Darren Clarke. The complete list of awards presented are as follows:

World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic (tennis)

World Sportswoman of the Year: Vivian Cheruiyot (athletics)

World Team of the Year: Barcelona (football)

World Breakthrough of the Year: Rory McIlroy (golf)

World Comeback of the Year: Darren Clarke (golf)

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Oscar Pistorius (athletics)

World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Kelly Slater (surfing)

Lifetime Achievement: Sir Bobby Charlton (football)

Sport for Good Award: Rai (football)

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