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FIFA Player of the World Cup Tournament Betting Odds
Bet365 has had the odds for the World Cup’s top goal scorer up for some time, but they recently posted the odds for who will be the FIFA Player of the Tournament, which is also known as the Golden Ball. In 2010 Diego Forlán won the Golden Ball award after leading Uruguay to an improbable semifinal finish.
Here are the players with the best betting odds to win the Golden Ball this summer in Brazil and to check out the full list head to Bet365.
Junior Neymar (Brazil)+600
Neymar is the up and coming superstar for the host team and he not only has the best odds to win the Golden Ball, but is tied with Christiano Ronaldo for the second best betting odds to win the top goal scorer. Neymar is a great young striker that is the leader of the Brazil attack and can really make a name for himself this summer if Brazil can capture another World Cup trophy.
Lionel Messi (Argentina) +700
Messi is one of the best if not THE best striker in the world and he has the best odds to win the top goal scorer. The only feather he does not have in his cap is a World Cup trophy and if his offensive prowess leads him to the Golden Ball award that will change.
Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +900
Ronaldo is a great striker and the Portuguese are resting most of their World Cup hopes on him. He will have to carry the team in the tournament and if they progress far it will be because of the play of Ronaldo. However, while Neymar and Messi should easily advance out of the group stage with their teams Portugal is playing in the Group of Death.
Andres Iniesta (Spain) +2000
Iniesta is the leader of the Spanish midfield, which may be the best on the world. He was solid in the last World Cup when Spain captured their first trophy and if they repeat he may be the main reason.
Franck Ribery (France) +2000
Ribery is another midfielder that is great at attacking, holding control in the midfield, and dropping back to play good defense. He is the anchor of the French midfield and he has a lot of pressure on him to lead his team to a solid showing after the disastrous finish four years ago.
Marco Reus (Germany) +2000
Reus is a midfielder from Borussia Dortmund and the Germans may rival Spain for having the best midfield in the world. He has great versatility, speed and technique and is a key for the German squad, especially setting up the attack.
Paul Pogba (+2000)
Pogba is another rising star and is a great midfielder for the French, who is great at initiating the attack as well as playing solid defense.
Other players that have odds of +3000 or better to win the Golden Ball are Xavi Hernandez (+2500), Sergio Aguero (+2500), Luis Suarez (+2500), Mesut Ozil (+2500), Bastian Schweinsteiger (+2500), Thiago Silva (+2800), and Andrea Pirlo (+2800).