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Pics: Why Cristiano Ronaldo will not win FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup

Ballon d'Or award is no confirmation that best players will shine at Brazil 2014 World Cup. Interestingly, no player has gone on to win the world cup after winning the Ballon d'Or award. Jinx of the Ballon d'Or award. When Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded last year's Ballon d'Or in recognition of his dazzling achievements over the course of 2013 he naturally had plenty of reason to celebrate although one could forgive him for feeling apprehensive about his country's hopes at the World Cup in Brazil. Portugal will go the tournament as dark horses heavily reliant on their captain and talisman Ronaldo, who will need to defy the odds if he is to avoid becoming another footnote in a cautionary tale.Since the inception of the Ballon d'Or, conceived by France Football magazine in 1956 to recognise Europe, and then latterly, the world's most outstanding player each year, of the 14 players in possession of the prize heading into a World Cup none have achieved ultimate success on the global stage.