Right, there's now less than a month untill kickoff in Brazil, so it's time for some player predictions.
The official awards
Golden ball (Best player):
Golden boot (Top scorer):
Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper):
Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year):
Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament):
The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there):
Flop of the tournament:
Let me know if anyone has ideas for additional player awards, and I'll add them.