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Updated: July 12, 2010 13:53 IST

Forlan gets Golden Ball, Mueller wins Golden Boot

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WORLD"S BEST: Uruguay's Diego Forlan has been voted as the best player of the tournament. Photo: AP

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has been awarded the Golden Ball as the World Cup’s best player, and Germany forward Thomas Mueller won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals.

Forlan was voted the most outstanding player of the tournament by accredited media after leading his team to the semi-finals.

The 20-year-old Mueller, who helped Germany take third place with his five goals and three assists, also won the Best Young Player award. Forlan, Spain striker David Villa and Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder also scored five times but each had one assist. Villa and Sneijder both failed to score in Sunday’s final, won 1-0 by Spain.

Spain’s Iker Casillas won the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper.

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