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  • Michael Ballack

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  • Guinluigi Buffon

    4 11.43%
  • Fabio Cannavaro

    11 31.43%
  • Thierry Henry

    1 2.86%
  • Miroslav Klose

    1 2.86%
  • Maniche

    0 0%
  • Andrea Pirlo

    1 2.86%
  • Patrick Vieira

    0 0%
  • Guinluca Zambrotta

    0 0%
  • Zinedine Zidane

    17 48.57%
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Thread: The Golden Ball

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    Eyes not spreadsheets marc71178's Avatar
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    The Golden Ball

    The 10 man shortlist has been announced for this, the best player of the Tournament.

    Who is your choice?
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    Ballack?

    Do me a lemon. Frings has been infinitely superior.

    Cannavaro for mine.
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    Zidane for mine. Had the biggest impact on his team making the final of any player, which based on the list is clearly the criteria, as it excludes players who performed well in the early games but then got eliminated. Riquelme for instance.

    Anyway, Zidane will probably win it imo, especially if France win the final.
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    Zidane if France win, Cannavaro if Italy win, im hoping for a French victory so Zidane it is...


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    Yeah i'd have to go Zidane, he has had more impact on his team then any other player...

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    Prmph where's Hargreaves?

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    Maniche? Ballack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    Zidane if France win, Cannavaro if Italy win
    That's the way it is going to work. I'm going for the darkhorse in Pirlo, Italy would be England without him.

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    Gianluigi Buffon

    While Zidane has been very, very good. I think the fact that he's playing his last World Cup has people noticing him for sentimental reasons as well as his good on-field performances.

    Buffon has still not conceded a single goal this World Cup, with the exception of an own goal. That in itself is reason enough for him to win the golden boot, a keeper who lets in no goals in 6 (?) matches definitely deserves the golden boot.

    Though even if he doesn't win he should make the Team of the WC.
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    Zuhberbuhler conceded none in five...
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    Zidane, he has been a class act... got them thru a tough match against brazil..
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    Vieria deserves praise as much as Zidane, he was good against Togo and very good against Spain and Brazil. Not so strong in the very poor match against Portugal but if he has a good final he will have to go down as one of the strongest players, he wont win it over Zidane though.
    Interesting that no striker can really be considerd, its a shame that in this world cup we have not seen a truely world class perfrormance from any striker and from the likes of Pauleta simply awful displays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Zuhberbuhler conceded none in five...
    So which game did he play his joker in to double it up to 2?

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    Hasim Shokla should have been nominated
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    Cannavaro.

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