Diego Forlan Wins 2010 World Cup Golden Ball Award

The correct decision is made.

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Diego Forlan of Uruguay fires in a free kick to score the equalising goal..FIFA World Cup 2010 Quarter Finals..Uruguay v Ghana..2nd July, 2010.

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan was named the winner of the Golden Ball as the best player of the World Cup.
The Atletico Madrid forward, 31, scored five goals and was a major influence as his team unexpectedly reached the semi-finals in South Africa.

Forlan finished top of a Fifa shortlist for his award following a vote by international media.
The former Manchester United player polled 23.4% of the vote, narrowly beating Dutch playmaker Sneijder – second with 21.8% – while Villa was third.
“This is award which I won thanks to my teammates,” wrote Forlan on his Twitter account, a post accompanied by a photograph where the striker is standing with other players.
“It was taken before they threw me in the swimming pool,” he explained. (BBC Sport)

Can’t really argue with the selection of the Uruguayan as the best player of this World Cup. The Atletico Madrid man had arguably the biggest impact on proceedings in relation to the country he was representing, in other words without the former Manchester United man it’s hard to imagine the South Americans would have got anywhere near as far they did.

Any detractors? Anyone who would have gotten your award?

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