Neymar wins Confederations Cup golden ball

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Brazil striker Neymar has been awarded the Golden Ball trophy for the best player in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was named runner-up and Brazil’s Paulinho third after the host nation’s 3-0 victory over Spain in the final here Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Neymar becomes the fourth Brazilian to win the award after Denilson (1997), Ronaldinho (1999) and Kaka (2009).

The Golden Boot award went to Fernando Torres with five goals, including four in Spain’s 10-0 victory over Tahiti.

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar won the Golden Glove, having conceded just three goals from five matches.

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