As well as winning the adidas Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player, Diego Forlan has another reason to celebrate after FIFA.com users voted his strike in the match for third place against Germany as the Goal of the Tournament!
The Atletico Madrid forward’s acrobatic volley which bounced into the rain-sodden turf and back up past Hans-Jorg Butt was the overall favourite, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst wonder-goal against Uruguay coming in second.
Picking up the ball over 30 yards from goal on the left, he unleashed a stunning drive which the goalkeeper, despite applying a despairing touch, could only divert into the top corner via the inside of the post.
Forlan’s goal follows Maxi Rodriguez’s strike against Mexico, which was voted as Goal of the Tournament for Germany 2006.
Match 64 - Final
Johannesburg, Soccer City Stadium
Sunday 11 July 2010
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