The FIFA World Player Gala takes place on Monday 19th December at Zurich Opera House. The evening's entertainment includes the presentation of the men's and women's FIFA World Player awards, along with three other trophies. The theme for the evening, to be attended by 1,000 guests, will be "football meets dance".

At 21:30 in Zurich on Monday 19th December, the two lucky winners of the FIFA World Player titles will be announced. As the world awaits the coronation of either Samuel Eto'o, Frank Lampard or Ronaldinho among the men, or Shannon Boxx, Marta or Birgit Prinz in the women's category, the suspense is reaching its peak.

But before the big moment, the Fair Play Award, the Presidential Award and the Interactive World Player Award will all embellish an evening animated by the Zurich Ballet led by Heinz Spoerli.

FIFA.com will commence its coverage in the afternoon, with the six nominees' press conferences. This will be followed by detailed descriptions of this exceptional evening, plus the reactions of the six star players after the ceremony.

Full programme for the day:

16:00: Press conferences of the six nominees
20:00: World Player Gala
FIFA Fair Play Award Prize-Giving
FIFA Interactive World Player Prize-Giving
Presidential Award Prize-Giving
Women's World Player Prize-Giving
Men's World Player Prize-Giving