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Japan's Homare Sawa wins the "Golden Ball"

Homare Sawa - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011

Homare Sawa - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011

Japanese skipper Homare Sawa has won the „Golden Ball Award“ of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011. USA’s Abby Wambach received the „Silver Ball Award“, while team mate Hope Solo finished 3rd with the „Bronze Ball Award“.

Solo was also awarded the „Golden Glove Award“ for the best goalkeeping in the tournament.

Sawa finished topped of the goal scorer list with five goals and 1 assist in the tournament and was awarded the „Golden Boot Award“. She finished 1st ahead of Brazil’s Marta (4 Goals / 2 Assists) and Wambach (4 Goals / 1 Assist).

World Champions Japan was also awarded the FIFA Fair Play Trophy.

FIFA’s Technical Study Group has further elected an All-Star Team based on players’ performances throughout the tournament.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 All-Star Team:

Goalkeepers
Hope SOLO (USA), Ayumi KAIHORI (JAP)

Defenders
Alex SCOTT (ENG), Laura GEORGES (FRA), ERIKA (BRA), Saskia BARTUSIAK (GER), Sonia BOMPASTOR (FRA), Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (AUS)

Midfielders
Shannon BOX (USA), Caroline SEGER (SWE), Homare SAWA (JAP), Jill SCOTT (ENG), Kerstin GAREFREKES (GER), Shinobu OHNO (JAP), Aya MIYMA(JAP), Lauren CHENEY (USA)

Forwards
Louisa NECIB (FRA), ANONMAN (EQG), Lotta SCHELIN (SWE), MARTA (BRA), Abby WAMBACH (USA)