Four Germans named on Golden Ball shortlist

FIFA includes four German players in the shortlist for the World Cup's Golden Ball award.

Four members of Germany's World Cup squad have been included on the shortlist for the Golden Ball award.

The award will be handed to the player judged to have performed best throughout the tournament, and the recipient will be confirmed on Sunday.

Mats Hummels, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos have all been included following their impressive performances in helping Germany reach Sunday's final against Argentina at the Maracana.

Argentine trio Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Angel di Maria are all recognised, while there are also places for James Rodriguez, Neymar and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben.

FIFA has also revealed the three players in contention for the Best Young Player award, with French duo Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba battling it out with Dutch attacking midfielder Memphis Depay.

The Golden Glove award, handed to the tournament's best goalkeeper, will either be given to Germany's Manuel Neuer, Argentina's Sergio Romero, or Costa Rica shot-stopper Keylor Navas.

Golden Ball: Di Maria, Hummels, Kroos, Lahm, Mascherano, Messi, Muller, Neymar, Robben, Rodriguez

Best Young Player: Depay, Pogba, Varane

Golden Glove: Neuer, Romero, Navas

Who will win the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball?

Angel di Maria
Mats Hummels
Toni Kroos
Philipp Lahm
Javier Mascherano
Lionel Messi
Thomas Muller
Neymar
Arjen Robben
James Rodriguez
Angel di Maria
4.0%
Mats Hummels
4.0%
Toni Kroos
2.0%
Philipp Lahm
0.0%
Javier Mascherano
1.0%
Lionel Messi
19.2%
Thomas Muller
15.2%
Neymar
1.0%
Arjen Robben
19.2%
James Rodriguez
34.3%
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
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