Messi wins the World Cup Golden Ball

first_img1 Lionel Messi with the Golden Ball after losing the World Cup final Lionel Messi may have lost the World Cup final to Germany but he picked up an individual award as he was named the tournament’s best player by FIFA.The Argentine star was unable to inspire his nation to victory against Joachim Low’s side over 120 minutes but did pick up the Golden Ball after the conclusion of the match.Elsewhere, Colombia’s James Rodriguez picked up the Golden Boot for top scorer after he netted six times in five matches.Germany’s Manuel Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper, having conceded just four goals in seven games between the sticks for the champions.Finally, France’s Paul Pogba was named the young player of the tournament in Brazil.last_img