Having won the Champions League, Serie A title and Coppa Italia with Inter, Sneijder is in the World Cup semi-final with Holland.
“Champagne this season for Sneijder after the triumphant Inter campaign and his excellent performance so far in the World Cup,” a France Football editorial declared, the paper that assigns the Ballon d'Or.
“He has been so impressive that the Dutchman becomes a prime candidate for the Ballon d’Or.
“Sneijder may not be the biggest nor the strongest player in the world, but this year everything he touches turns to gold.
“Not satisfied with the Inter Treble, he is back at work with Holland and until now has played perfectly.”