More dodgy World Cup refereeing!
How precisely does this...
...turn into this?
The BBC explains:
Podolski won the prize because Fifa had the final say, chosen by a 14–man panel.
Were they all German?
I've already said that I thought Podolski or Messi should have won, but clearly public opinion accounted for just about bugger all in this poll. Not to mention the fact that there clearly was one English player nominated (in fact, somewhat implausibly, Scott Carson and Theo Walcott were on the list).