Silver Ball for Dutch footballer Sneijder

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International football journalists have chosen Uruguay’s Diego Forlán as the most outstanding player in this year’s FIFA World Cup. They gave him 23.4 percent of the votes, enough for him to be awarded the Golden Ball.

The Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder came second, with 21.8 percent, and was awarded the Silver Ball. Spain’s David Villa came third, with 16.9 percent.

The short list for the award is drawn up by the FIFA technical committee. Representatives of the media then vote to select the winners.

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