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Zidane short-listed for Golden Ball award

July 06, 2006 19:08 IST

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Zinedine Zidane [Images], the France [Images] playmaker who will end his career in the World Cup final against Italy [Images] on Sunday in Berlin, has been short-listed for the prestigious FIFA Golden Ball award.

The prize is awarded to the most valuable player in the 32-team tournament. The decision will be announced on Monday.

Of the 10 nominees, four are Italian and three French.

The nominations are: Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Maniche (Portugal), Michael Ballack [Images] (Germany [Images]), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy), Thierry Henry [Images] (France), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Patrick Vieira (France), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Zinedine Zidane (France).

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