The stage is set and soon the winners will be announced.
Perhaps the most glamourous day in soccer is here as the annual Ballon d'Or ceremony brings the best players together from around the world to anoint the top player in the categories of men's, women's, men's youth and men's goalkeeper.
Lionel Messi looks to extend his lead as the man with the most Ballons d'Or in history, but he'll face a stiff challenge from goalscoring machine Robert Lewandowski. Meanwhile, three Canadians are on the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or Féminin, as Olympic gold medallists Christine Sinclair, Ashley Lawrence and Jessie Fleming represent the Maple Leaf in the prestigious ceremony.
Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Ballon d'Or, including start time and how to watch in Canada.
Ballon d'Or 2021: Date, start time
- Date: Monday, Nov. 29
- Kick-off: 2:30 p.m. ET
The ceremonies are scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
How to watch the 2021 Ballon d'Or in Canada: TV and live stream
DAZN, the first global pure sport live and on-demand streaming service, will stream the 2021 Ballon d'Or.
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:
- iPhone, iPad
- Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Fire Tablet
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast
- LG, Sony and Samsung smart TVs
- Playstation 4 and Pro, Playstation 5
- Xbox One, One S and One X, Xbox Series X | S
A subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year.
DAZN is also streaming the Ballon d'Or ceremony on its YouTube channel.
Can I watch the 2021 Ballon d'Or in Canada for free?
DAZN's YouTube channel will stream the ceremony live and at no cost.
Additionally, DAZN Canada offers new customers a 30-day free trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
The free-trial period includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming, including Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, the NFL and more.