podolsky definitely deserves the award; he has been pretty dangerous with his breaks-in to the opposition defence and his deadly passes across to Klose along with his accurate finishing. he and Klose make an ideal pair up front for germany.
other than that, it was a pity that messi didn't get to start earlier than he did this time. i think he can do wonders for argentina in the future. i also liked the way christiano ronaldo kept his cool at the brink of portugal's victory over england (albeit being an english fan), and was impressed by the way he dribbled his way into the penalty area on so many occassions. too bad he didn't score more often.
Screw the IPL, I'm going to the MLC