Is it on television?
Live coverage will be provided by Eurosport, and it will be streamed on Fifa.com.
How is the award decided?
The original 23-man shortlist has been sliced down to just the three. Voting – which closed on Nov 20, 2015 – is open to national team coaches and captains, plus a band of journalists selected by France Football and Fifa. They all select their first, second and third choice for each award with five, three and one points assigned respectively. The award is given to the person who receives the highest weighted percentage of votes in relation to the other nominees. If the results are a tie, the nominee with the most first-choice votes wins.
What other awards are given out?
Women’s player of the year
Voted for by coaches, captains and journalists from a three-woman shortlist of Carli Lloyd (USA), Aya Miyama (Japan) and Celia Sasic (Germany).
Men’s coach of the year
Voted for by coaches, captains and journalists from a three-man shortlist of Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich), Luis Enrique (Barcelona) and Jorge Sampaoli (Chile).
Women’s coach of the year
Voted for by coaches, captains and journalists from a three-woman shortlist of Jill Ellis (USA), Mark Sampson (England) and Norio Sasaki (Japan).
Fifa/FifPro World XI
The best 11 players in the world, as chosen by professional footballers.
Awarded to the scorer of the best goal of 2015. The three nominations are:
Alessandro Florenzi (Roma)
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