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2014 World Cup Lionel Messi

Golden Ball

13 Jul, 2014

Messi wins¬†the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball award as the tournament’s top player as voted by FIFA.¬†Although scoreless in the knockout stages, he scored four in the group and captained Argentina to its 1-0 final loss against Germany, the furthest the team has progressed in finals competition since 1990, placing him ahead of early tournament favourites Neymar of Brazil and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.