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Fifa has announced its shortlist for the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball award, with no Premier League players making the list as Argentina and Germany dominate.

Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi have all been given the nod by the footballing body, while Germany has the most nominees with Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller also vying for the award.

With a nail-biting final awaiting fans as the best of Europe takes on the best of South America on Sunday, the winner of the individual award will be decided after the final whistle is blown, with Colombia's James Rodriguez, Brazil's Neymar and the Netherland's Arjen Robben also in contention.

Neymar was the shining star for Brazil until he fractured a vertebra in a fiery encounter with Columbia in the quarter finals. His performances until that game could be enough to make him the best of the tournament, but should Argentina win thanks to another brilliant goal from Messi it will be hard to see past the Barcelona superstar.

The Golden Glove finalists were also announced, with Costa Rica's Keylor Navas, Germany's Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Sergio Romero nominated.

Memphis Depay, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane were nominated for the young player of the tournament award, with Depay proving an important part of the Netherlands' run and Varane also helping France into the quarter finals after a disastrous campaign in 2010.