[AWARDS] Playing in her fifth Women's World Cup for Japan, Homare Sawa won the adidas Golden Ball as MVP and adidas Golden Boot as the leading scorer.
American Abby Wambach won the Silver Ball as the runner-up in MVP balloting and Bronze Boot as third in the scoring race.
Golden Ball nominees:
France: Sonia Bompastor, Louisa Necib
Germany: Kerstin Garefrekes
Japan: Aya Miyama, Homare Sawa, Shinobu Ohno
Sweden: Caroline Seger, Lotta Schelin
USA: Hope Solo, Lauren Cheney, Abby Wambach.