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World Cup Awards

Eugene FogartyContributor IJuly 15, 2010

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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