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Diego Forlan crowned player of World Cup

Diego Forlan has been awarded the FIFA Golden Ball as the best player in the World Cup in South Africa. The Uruguay captain led his team to the semi-final where they lost 3-2 to Holland.

The former Manchester United forward scored five goals along the way finishing in a four-way tie for the Golden Boot with Thomas Muller, Wesley Sneijder and David Villa. Muller picked up the award as he had more assists.

Germany forward Muller was also awarded the Best Young Player capping off a brilliant World Cup. Victorious Spain captain Iker Casillas picked up the Golden Glove as the best keeper in the tournament.

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