Golden Ball nominees named

  • Last Updated: July 11 2014, 19:50 BST

Four Germans are among the 10 nominees for the World Cup's Golden Ball - awarded to the tournament's best player.

Thomas Muller: One of the players in the running
Thomas Muller: One of the players in the running

Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and captain Philipp Lahm are all in the running for the prestigious FIFA honour.

Hummels and Kroos have scored twice each on Germany's run to the final, while Muller has five goals and is in the running for a second successive Golden Boot.

The current favourite for that trophy is Colombia's James Rodriguez, who scored six times before his country's quarter-final exit and is also a Golden Ball nominee.

Neymar is the one Brazil player nominated, while Holland winger Arjen Robben is the sole non-German European in contention.

Three Argentines complete the list - Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano.

The award - won by Uruguay's Diego Forlan four years ago - is voted for by a combination of FIFA's technical committee and media representatives.

FIFA has also announced the three nominees for the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper: Germany's Manuel Neuer, Sergio Romero of Argentina and Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas.

There are also three men in the running for the young player of the tournament award: Memphis Depay of Holland and France duo Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane.