Who will win the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup?

This is awarded to the outstanding player of the tournament. Obviously, still a way to go, but who’s your money on?

In a tournament where the goals have been shared around, I’m going for a defender, the peerless Fabio Cannavaro, of Italy and Juve, whose prospects are enhanced by the fact that Italy are facing Ukraine in their quarter final.

Place your bets before the action kicks off on Friday.

Ronaldo, aka El Guardito, is back. He will win. Fred will win in 2010.