'Agencia News' have created a good name for themselves by breaking accurate information very early. Among their bragging rights are the following:
- Presenting the exact Top 5 FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 candidates in voting order, a month before the ceremony.
- Announcing Radamel Falcao's move to AS Monaco 48 hours before the official statement
- Being among the first to confirm FIFA's deadline extension for the 2013 Ballon d'Or voting process.
Now, the same media reports that the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award voting results have placed Messi, Ronaldo, Ribery, Iniesta and Ibrahimovic from first to fifth respectively.
Not everything you read on the internet is true. In that case, how seriously should @AgenciaNews' announcement of Messi's Ballon d'Or 2013 triump be taken?
Read the tweets below:
Balón de Oro 2013 ¡Ya tenemos ganador!— Agencia (@AgenciaNews) November 30, 2013
(Ballon d'Or 2013! We have the winner!)
Exclusiva AgenciaNews: Ganador Balón de Oro 2013 es Lionel Messi— Agencia (@AgenciaNews) December 1, 2013
(Exclusive AgenciaNews: The winner of the 2013 Ballon d'Or is Lionel Messi)
Clasificación final para el Balón de Oro 2013: 1/Messi, 2/Cristiano Ronaldo 3/ Ribery, 4/Iniesta, 5/Zlatan Ibrahimović— Agencia (@AgenciaNews) December 1, 2013
(Final classification for the 2013 Ballon d'Or: 1/Messi, 2/Cristiano Ronaldo 3/ Ribery, 4/Iniesta, 5/Zlatan Ibrahimović)