Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Gala conference and ceremony broadcast live

For the first time in history, will be broadcasting the FIFA World Player Gala in full and for free to all users around the globe.

The ceremony, which is takes place at 20:00 CET on Monday 17 December at the Zurich Opera House, features highlights from the past year set to a musical soundtrack, before building up to the announcement of the winners.

Each of the finalists: Kaka (BRA), Lionel Messi (ARG), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) in the men's section and Cristiane (BRA), Marta (BRA) and Birgit Prinz (GER) will be featured in detail, before the winners are revealed. will also be streaming the Media Conference featuring the six nominees at 16:00 CET, where members of the press have the chance to speak to the stars about their highlights of 2007 and their hopes for the future.

Video interviews with the finalists will be uploaded throughout the day on the site, while exclusive photo galleries will also provide a pictorial account of the day's events. The Official Website of FIFA is also the first place where you can read the reaction from the winners and the runners-up, as well as dedicated profiles on the nominees.