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  1. 11 Jul '10 22:25
    Best player - Golden Ball: Diego Forlán (Uru)
    Silver Ball: Wesley Senijder (Ned)
    Bronze Ball: David Villa (Spa)

    Top Scorer - Golden Boot: Thomas Muller (Ger): 5 goals and 3 assists (tie breaker was assits)
    Silver Boot: David Villa (Spa) (5 goals, 1 assist)
    Bronze Boot: Wesley Sneijder (Ned) (5 goals, 1 assist)

    Best Goalkeeper Golden Glove: Iker Casillas (Spa)

    Best Young Player: Thomas Muller (Ger)

    Fair play award: Spain
  2. 11 Jul '10 22:27 / 1 edit
    Good choices by Fifa. For me it's a surprise the Forlan's choice, they always pick someone from the final, but it's absolutelly well deserved!
  3. 11 Jul '10 23:44
    Spain - fair play award? Cheating got two opponents players sent off this world cup.

    I think Germany should have got it.
  4. 12 Jul '10 09:44 / 1 edit
    Surprised Iniesta and/or Schweinsteiger didn't feature in the top three, but I suppose goal-scorers always get the attention.
  5. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    12 Jul '10 09:46
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Spain - fair play award? Cheating got two opponents players sent off this world cup.

    I think Germany should have got it.
    Agreed. Spain were anything but sporting. Probably Ghana deserved it, no?
  6. 12 Jul '10 12:50
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Spain - fair play award? Cheating got two opponents players sent off this world cup.

    I think Germany should have got it.
    I remember the Chile player, but who's the other one?
  7. Standard member Virtue76
    King of the Ring-er
    12 Jul '10 13:04
    Originally posted by monteirof
    I remember the Chile player, but who's the other one?
    Heitinga.
  8. 12 Jul '10 13:15
    Originally posted by Virtue76
    Heitinga.
    Well, you cant say this is cheating like the Torres dive against Chile. You may say ref was too severe. I think it was well deserved. Considering how Netherlands played the game, to have only one player sent off and aonly in the second half of overtime was pretty lucky.
  9. 12 Jul '10 20:30
    Originally posted by monteirof
    Good choices by Fifa. For me it's a surprise the Forlan's choice, they always pick someone from the final, but it's absolutelly well deserved!
    I agree, Forlan dragged the hard-working but mediocre team all the way to semifinals. Such a clever player, watch his movement without a ball next time you see him play for Uruguay or Atletico.
  10. Standard member Virtue76
    King of the Ring-er
    12 Jul '10 21:21
    Originally posted by monteirof
    Well, you cant say this is cheating like the Torres dive against Chile. You may say ref was too severe. I think it was well deserved. Considering how Netherlands played the game, to have only one player sent off and aonly in the second half of overtime was pretty lucky.
    I agree. Van Bommel was very lucky to stay on and DeJong should have got a straight red for his kun-fu kick!
  11. 12 Jul '10 21:27
    Originally posted by Virtue76
    Heitinga.
    Capdevila play-acted and made a Portuguese player sent off.
    Villa also punched a Honduran player.
  12. 16 Jul '10 20:30
    Isn't the award based and the fewest number of yellows? Spain wins that one hands down.
  13. 16 Jul '10 20:33
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Isn't the award based and the fewest number of yellows? Spain wins that one hands down.
    i think they have a point system, certain number of points awarded for each, foul or red and yellow card.

    it's not surprising spain won given that their opponents rarely had the ball for them to foul them.
  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    16 Jul '10 23:07
    Another excellent Zonal Marking insight:
    http://www.zonalmarking.net/2010/07/16/sergio-busquets-world-cup-final/
  15. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    16 Jul '10 23:19
    Originally posted by trev33
    i think they have a point system, certain number of points awarded for each, foul or red and yellow card.

    it's not surprising spain won given that their opponents rarely had the ball for them to foul them.
    its not just ball posession but also what you do with the ball while in possesion. If you dont take players on then you wont get any yellows against you either.