Former Nuremberg, VfB Stuttgart and Germany striker Cacau has angled Borussia Dortmund Marco Reus to win the adidas Golden Ball accolade for best amateur of the clash at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Borussia Dortmund advanced Reus is set to accomplish his World Cup admission afterwards abrasion denied him his abode at the 2014 World Cup, which Germany won, and UEFA Euro 2016. “I’m captivated that Marco Reus will assuredly get to comedy at a World Cup, and I achievement he’ll break fit,” Cacau, who played for Germany in South Africa in 2010, told t-online.de. “For me he’s one of the best players in the world: a abundant dribbler, acutely quick and awfully acceptable in advanced of goal. Reus will be the amateur of the tournament.” Reus absent over bisected of the 2017/18 division through injury, but denticulate seven goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances amid February and May – abundant to acquire him a admission to Russia. He was additionally Germany’s standout aerialist in their World Cup countdown win over Saudi Arabia aftermost weekend, registering an assist. The bold was alone his 31st chief all-embracing back authoritative his admission in October 2011. After retired goalkeeper Oliver Kahn – who biconcave the accolade in 2002 – Reus would become the additional German in World Cup history to get his easily on the Golden Ball. Thomas Müller (2014), Lothar Matthäus (1990), Harald Schumacher (1986), and Franz Beckenbauer (1974) all won the Silver Ball – the award-winning accustomed to the tournament’s second-best player. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Gerd Müller and Fritz Walter were awarded the Bronze Ball in 1982, 1970 and 1954 respectively. Germany are behest to become the aboriginal aggregation back Brazil in 1962 to lift back-to-back World Cups. “Brazil accept improved, France accept improved, Spain accept bigger – Argentina, too,” warned arch drillmaster Joachim Löw, afterwards Germany accustomed in Moscow on Tuesday. “As the arresting champions, the action are activity to put in super-human efforts to try and exhausted us. It’s activity to booty a massive accomplishment from us to adverse that.” Germany activate their World Cup defence in Group F adjoin Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium on 17 June. Löw’s accuse additionally face Sweden in Krasnodar (23 June), afore demography on South Korea in Kazan (27 June). Click actuality for the latest of Germany’s World Cup defence!