FIFA Has today revealed the nominees for it’s prestigious Golden Ball award.
The players eligible for the award are those who FIFA decrees the finest of this summer’s tournament – and will be crowned the Golden Ball winner of this tournament.
The nominees are:
Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Architect of the team˘ attack, very influential, great impact for his team, provider of quality final passes, goal scorer, set pieces/shots from long range
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)
Huge work rate, efficient, good dribbler, creates problems to each defence, good goal scorer
Andres Iniesta (Spain)
Very fine ball-playing attacking midfielder, a star for the team, impressive dribbling ability
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Outstanding in his pace and creativity for his team, dribbling, shooting, passing Ĺ› spectacular and efficient
Mesut Oezil (Germany)
A real talent for the present and the future, quick feet and great vision, good final and decisive passes
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Very good pace and dribbling skills, wonderful ability to cut inside from the right, effective to his team
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Impressive by his first pass (forward and accurate), very good passer, has moments of individual brilliance, ball-winner
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
A maestro in midfield, exceptional work rate, the engine of Netherland˘ attacks, excellent passer and scorer
David Villa (Spain)
Top scorer; quick, two footed, very good on one-on-one situations, provides good final passes, excellent finisher
The metronome and the engine of the Spanish team, very influential in the passing style of the game, one of the finest midfielders in the tournament
Who would your winner be?