Ronaldo in line for Young Player award

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The Independent Online

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Argentina's Lionel Messi are among the six candidates for Best Young Player at the World Cup.

The other finalists are Tranquillo Barnetta of Switzerland, Cesc Fabregas of Spain, Lukas Podolski of Germany and Luis Valencia of Ecuador.

The 10 nominees for the Golden Ball award - the player of the tournament - are Italians Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Andrea Pirlo and Gianluca Zambrotta; French trio Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira; Germany's Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose; and Portugal's Maniche.

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