Following is the shortlist for the Golder Ball award for this year’s Confederation Cup:

DEMPSEY, Clint (USA 8)
DONOVAN, Landon (USA 10)
KAKA (Brazil 10)
PARKER, Bernard (South Africa 17)
PIENAAR, Steven (South Africa 10)
ROBINHO (Brazil 11)
TORRES, Fernando (Spain 9)
VILLA, David (Spain 7)
XAVI (Spain 8)

So our wonder boy Fabregas has not made it. And neither has rumored Arsenal target Felipe Melo (and as most might accept he has not impressed too much in this tournament).

As for Fabregas missing out on the shortlist, it’s not like we care! This is a useless tournament. And Fabregas is just 22 (or is he 23? Oops… My bad memory!) whereas most of the players in this list are above 25 or 26. The fact that Fabregas played in Spain’s 1st team is good enough for us. Lets hope it hasn’t been a tiring tournament for the captain so he can be absolutely fresh when Arsenal’s season starts.