World Cup 2014: Fifa announces Golden Ball shortlist

Fifa has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup.

Argentina have three nominees in Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi, while their opponents in Sunday's final, Germany, have four.

Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller are the players nominated from Joachim Low's side.

Colombia's James Rodriguez, Brazil's Neymar and Arjen Robben of Netherlands complete the 10-man shortlist.

Fifa has also announced the nominees for the Golden Glove competition, awarded to the best goalkeeper at the World Cup.

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 are to be announced after Sunday's final.

Golden Ball winners

1930

Jose Nasazzi (Uruguay)

1934

Giuseppe Meazza (Italy)

1938

Leonidas (Brazil)

1950

Zizinho (Brazil)

1954

Ferenc Puskas (Hungary)

1958

Didi (Brazil)

1962

Garrincha (Brazil)

1966

Bobby Charlton (England)

1970

Pele (Brazil)

1974

Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)

1978

Mario Kempes (Argentina)

1982

Paolo Rossi (Italy)

1986

Diego Maradona (Argentina)

1990

Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)

1994

Romario (Brazil)

1998

Ronaldo (Brazil)

2002

Oliver Kahn (Germany)

2006

Zinedine Zidane (France)

2010

Diego Forlan (Uruguay)

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