World Cup Awards

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World Cup Awards

Best Team


Best Team Not To Win


Best Individual Goal

Giovanni van Bronckhorst v. Uruguay

Best Team Goal

Miroslav Klose  v. Argentina

Honourable Mentions

Diego Forlan v. Germany, Luis Suarez v. South Korea, Fabio Quagliarella v. Slovakia, Keisuke Honda v. Denmark, Nicklas Bendtner v. Cameroon

Best Player

1. Diego Forlan
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger
3. David Villa

Honourable Mention

Wesley Sneijder , Mesut Ozil

Best Young Player

Thomas Muller

Team of the Tournament

In the spirit of the World Cup itself, the team is 4-2-3-1 :

                                     1.Iker Casillas

2.Phillip Lahm 4.Diego Lugano 5.Carles Puyol  3.Fabio Coentrao

            6.Bastian Schweinsteiger   8.Xavi Hernandez

  7.Arjen Robben     10.Wesley Sneijder      11.Thomas Muller

                                  9.Diego Forlan

13.Gio van Bronckhorst
14.Arne Friedrich
15.Andres Iniesta
16.Alexis Sanchez
17.David Villa
18.Asamoah Gyan

Best Game

1. Italy 2-3 Slovakia
2. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
3. Germany 3-2 Uruguay

Best Individual Performance

Thomas Muller v England

Surprise Package

(Team): Uruguay
(Player): Thomas Muller

Best Player of Group Stage

Leo Messi

Team of Group Stage


Worst Refereeing performance

Brazil v. Holland

Worst Miss

Yakubu v. South Korea

Worst Game

Japan 0-0 Paraguay
England 0-0 Algeria
Brazil 0-0 Portugal

Worst Team


Worst XI

                                    1.Robert Green
2.Jonas Guttierez  4.Martin Demichelis  5.Fabio Cannavaro  3.Patrice Evra
                       6.Felipe Melo     8.Daniele de Rossi
7.Cristiano Ronaldo        10.Kaka        11.Rafael van der Vaart
                                9.Wayne Rooney        

Best Name

Maximiliano Perreira (Uruguay)                  

Siphiwe Tschabalala (South Africa)

Fabio Quagliarella (Italy)

Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Holland)

Best Save

Iker Casillas v. Arjen Robben

Worst Tackle

Nigel de Jong v. Xabi Alonso

Best Piece of Skill

Keisuke Honda 's Cruyff turn v. Denmark, in the lead up to Japan's third goal.

Best Quote

"What's the matter, Schweinsteiger, are you nervoussh?"- Diego Maradona


Mark van Bommel

Lasting Memories

Iker 's tears and Gyan's penalty miss

Instantly Forgettable

Cynical tackles, defensive football and England


No vuvazelas please

Cliche of the Tournament

Ghana representing the hopes and dreams of a continent

Worst Pundit

Alan Hansen: "Pace, movement, and desire"



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