Shortlist for the Golden Ball award announced

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Ten players have been shortlisted for FIFA's player of the tournament award, including three from Spain and two from fellow finalists Holland.

Interestingly, the shortlist does not include a single goalkeeper.

The player will be announced after Sunday's final based on votes from journalists accredited for the World Cup.

Click here or click the image to see the full list of nominees.

The Golden Ball award winner in 2006 caused some embarrassment to the organisers: Zinedine Zidane was announced shortly after being sent off for head-butting Marco Materazzi.