Wesley Sneijder fighting fit for World Cup thanks to extra martial arts training

A year ago, Wesley Sneijder was out of form, out of shape and playing out of position for his Turkish club.

Now, thanks to a regimen of mixed martial arts training and more playing time with Galatasaray, the Dutch midfield playmaker is fighting fit and looking to repeat his heroics from the 2010 World Cup in Brazil.

Sneijder was the star of the Netherlands' charge to the World Cup final in South Africa and the tournament's joint top scorer with five goals, including two to oust Brazil in the quarterfinals.

In training Tuesday, he looked the part — sprinting after balls and firing in free kicks.