France veteran Zinedine Zidane has been short-listed for the Fifa Golden Ball award.
The prize is given to the most valuable player at the World Cup finals and the result will be revealed on Monday.
It comes as little surprise that the nominees are dominated by players from finalists Italy and France, although host nation Germany have two spots and Portugal one.
Zidane has had a fine tournament and he heads the list of nominees from France, with the old master joined on the list by Les Bleus team-mates Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.
The Fifa Technical Study group have placed four Italians on the shortlist - keeper Gianluigi Buffon, defenders Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluca Zambrotta and midfielder Andrea Pirlo.
A trio of players will get the chance to shine in the third-fourth place play-off, with Germany pair Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose and Portuguese midfielder Maniche getting the nod.
The winner will be picked by Fifa accredited journalists and announced the day after the final.
Past winners of the award, which has been handed out on six occasions, included Oliver Kahn (2002), Ronaldo (1998), Romario (1994), Salvatore Schillaci (1990), Diego Maradona (1986) and Paolo Rossi (1982).