FIFA announce ten-strong World Cup Golden Ball list
Fifa have announced the candidates for the World Cup Golden Ball - the award given to the best player of the finals. Unsurprisingly, Sunday's finalists Spain and Holland dominate the ten-strong list with five players between them.
Germany also enjoyed an excellent tournament despite coming up short in the semi-final against Spain, with midfielders Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinstegier named among the contenders.
Uruguay forward Diego Forlan also capped an excellent personal season by scoring three superb long-range goals to guide his side to the semi finals, but also taking a role as playmaker for the team.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan makes up the shortlist, having scored three goals and working tirelessly up front for the Black Stars.