London, July 12 : The shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup, has been announced by FIFA.
Three players from Argentina, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi, have been nominated for the award while their opponents in Sunday’s final Germany have four nominees.
From Germany Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller have been nominated, The BBC reported.
Colombia’s James Rodriguez, Brazil’s Neymar and Arjen Robben of Netherlands complete the 10-man shortlist.
Nominees for the Golden Glove , which is awarded to the best goalkeeper in the World Cup, competition has also been announced by FIFA.
Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Germany’s Manuel Neuer and Argentina’s Sergio Romero will compete for the prize.
Meanwhile, Netherlands’ Memphis Depay and Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane of France have been nominated for the best young player at the tournament.
The winners of each competition will be announced after Sunday’s final between Germany and Argentina, the report added.