July 13, 2014; Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) and Germany defender Jerome Boateng (20) fight for the ball in the championship match of the 2014 World Cup at Maracana Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

World Cup: Argentina Lionel Messi wins Golden Ball award

The 2014 World Cup has come to an end, and Germany defeated Argentina with a goal in the second period of extra time to get the win. After the game FIFA announced the awards at the tournament, and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball award.

It is basically the “Most Valuable Player” award, and Lionel Messi was great in the group stage but seemed to dis appear during the knockout rounds.

Messi was not thrilled to receive the award, and begrudgingly went up to accept it. You can just see the pain on his face to be standing up there holding that award knowing he came just short of winning soccer’s biggest prize.

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