World Cup Soccer
 
             === Germany's 20-year-old Muller wins Golden Boot ===
 
 Johannesburg, South Africa (Sports Network) - Germany's 20-year-old midfielder
 Thomas Muller captured the Golden Boot on Sunday as the top scorer at the FIFA
 World Cup. Muller was also honored as the Best Young Player in South Africa.
 
 Muller had five goals and added three assists, beating Spain's David Villa and
 the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder for the honor. Muller beat Villa and Sneijder
 for the award on a tiebreaker on assists. Villa and Sneijder each had just one
 assist, although both played one more match than Muller.
 
 Uruguay's Diego Forlan also finished with five goals and one assist, but still
 claimed the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. The second tiebreaker
 for the Golden Boot is minutes played.
 
 Muller entered the tournament with just two caps for Germany. He is the second
 straight  German to win  Golden Boot (Miroslav Klose won in 2006) and the Best
 Young Player award (Lukas Podolski won in 2006).
 
 
 07/11 18:42:02 ET

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