Lionel Messi Awarded the Golden Ball, Dejected over Argentina Loss
Though Lionel Messi accepted the Golden Ball award after Argentina's loss in the 2014 World Cup final, it was with a glum demeanor. Even after receiving the award given to the best World Cup player, Messi could not manage a smile. Though he said it was an important trophy, he could not enjoy it. As the only four-time winner of the Ballon d'Or, it is a World Cup win Messi was after and the all-star player would have gladly traded his awards for his team becoming World Cup champions.
By Jordan Moses
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