Kahn receives Yashin award
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kahn has been little short of sensational between the sticks for Germany as Rudi Voller's men marched towards the final against Brazil.
The Bayern Munich number one is chiefly responsible for his nation's spot in the Yokohama showdown, and German legend Franz Beckenbauer had stated Kahn was the solitary German player to have done himself justice in the Far East.
Prior to the final, Kahn had conceded a single goal in six matches - a last gasp equaliser from Ireland's Robbie Keane the only blot on his copybook.
Fifa's Technical Study Group voted for the award, which is named in honour of the former Soviet Union custodian Lev Yashin, who was the greatest goalkeeper of his generation.
Yashin made 13 appearances in the World Cup finals between 1958 and 1966, and was also a member of his nation's 1970 squad.
The prize was first awarded to Belgium's Michel Preud'homme in 1994 while at France '98, Fabien Barthez picked up the mantle.