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Fantasy Soccer: FIFA Award Predictions For 2014 World Cup

Predictions For FIFA Awards

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To help you construct the perfect fantasy soccer squad this year, here are the predictions for the 2014 World Cup FIFA Awards.

Golden Ball Award (Most Outstanding Player): Neymar, Brazil

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Golden Ball Award (Most Outstanding Player): Neymar, Brazil

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Neymar may not be getting regular playing time in Barcelona, but he will be the number one option in Brazil. The young striker will rip off plenty of shots on goal and will lead the team in goals when it is all said and done. Look for this to be Neymar's official coming out party.

Golden Boot Award (Most Goals): Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Golden Boot Award (Most Goals): Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Messi seems to score in every game he is in uniform. The Argentinian is hands down the most prolific scorer in the world and he will put plenty of shots in the back in the net. Look for him to easily steal this year's Golden Boot Award away from Chrisiano Ronaldo.

Golden Glove Award (Most Outstanding Goaltender): Manuel Neuer, Germany

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Golden Glove Award (Most Outstanding Goaltender): Manuel Neuer, Germany

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The 28-year-old is considered the top netminder in the business. He has started 140 games over the last two years alone for Bayern Munich and the German National Team. Neuer has great size (6-foot-4) and amazing lateral movement. He will help Germany stay in every game and will add a couple shutouts along the way.

Hyundai Young Player Award: F Paul Pogba, France

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Hyundai Young Player Award: F Paul Pogba, France

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French superstar Franck Ribery (pictured above) was recently left off the World Cup roster due to a back injury, and without their star scorer, the team will ask even more of Pogba this year. The 21-year-old will be a common appearance in France’s box scores and the youngster will have a big fantasy showing in Brazil.

FIFA Fair Play Award: Spain

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FIFA Fair Play Award: Spain

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The Spaniards won this award in 2010, and considering the amazing composure of the team, they will likely win it again in 2014. They won’t get many penalties/cards and the unit has perfected the art of not retaliating.