Dear reader, what do you think about Lionel Messi’s Golden Ball award at the 2014 World Cup? Did he deserve the honour?
Is there another player you believe merited it more than Messi and deserved to be honoured as the best player of the World Cup rather than the Argentina captain? Who is that player you think should have won the Golden Ball?
Four-time World Player of the Year (Balon D ‘Or) winner Messi failed to achieve his life-long dream of winning the FIFA World Cup when on 13 July, 2014 the South Americans were defeated 1-0 by Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. But controversy was stirred up when he was awarded the the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament and presented with the symbolic Golden Ball trophy.
Give reasons for or against Messi’s award or your ‘vote’ for another player by sending your response using the ‘Comment’ Box at the bottom of this page.