1. Takeaways from Lionel Messi's World Cup Final Performance

    With a grim look upon his face, Lionel Messi accepted his Golden Ball award following his side's 1-0 World Cup final defeat at the hands of Germany. The Argentine looked upon a sea of his country's supporters...

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  2. Lionel Messi Dragged Argentina Toward Final, but Missed His Own Place of Legends

    It was written, it was meant to be, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. As his rivals tumbled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup one by one, Lionel Messi saw his chance ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 hour ago 499 reads 5 comments

  3. Is Lionel Messi's Legacy Tarnished Without a World Cup?

    He's constantly measured against the greats: Maradona, Pele, Beckenbauer and the rest of those who have come before him...

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  4. Lionel Messi Wins Golden Ball at 2014 World Cup

    Lionel Messi was chosen as the Golden Ball winner for the 2014 World Cup. The award is handed out to the player voted as the tournament's best, however, it came after a losing effort against Germany in the final...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 hours ago 71,011 reads 337 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Is Gutted After Argentina Lose World Cup Final in Extra Time

    Argentina superstar Lionel Messi got agonisingly close to lifting the World Cup and joining the most elite footballing club possible, but was ultimately left disappointed as Mario Gotze's extra-time strike won it for the Germans...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 4 hours ago 16,772 reads 91 comments

  6. Twitter Reacts to Lionel Messi's Performance in 2014 World Cup Final

    Never before has a football match been so focused on one man, but the 2014 World Cup final saw all eyes turn Lionel Messi ’s way...

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  7. Lionel Messi Doesn't Need World Cup Win to Be Considered Best of His Generation

    Can we just enjoy Lionel Messi as he is now? Only hours remain before Germany and Argentina face off in the final of the 2014 World Cup...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 19 hours ago 2,632 reads 9 comments

  8. Lionel Messi Posts World Cup Message to Argentina on Eve of 2014 Final

    Lionel Messi has rallied Argentina with a message to fans and the wider world on Facebook . The Barcelona forward can write history with victory in the final and admits ...

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  9. Lionel Messi Hits Bicycle Kick in Argentina Training Ahead of World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi is facing the biggest game of his life on Sunday, as Argentina take on Germany in the World Cup Final. And while nerves will undoubtedly play a part in the match, Messi and his teammates look pretty loose for now...

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  10. Hatching a Plan for Germany to Stop Lionel Messi in the World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be at his absolute best on Sunday, when Argentina try to make history by winning the World Cup in the heart of Brazil...

    Stefan Bienkowski Written by Stefan Bienkowski about 1 day ago 14,589 reads 90 comments

  11. Argentina vs. Germany Odds: 5 Reasons Argentina Will Win the World Cup Final

    Argentina heads into the World Cup final on the heels of a cautiously played draw with the Netherlands that was decided in a shootout...

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  12. Barcelona Rebuild Not Complete Despite Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi Attack

    The biggest transfer of the summer is done: Luis Suarez has moved from Liverpool to Barcelona. To the probable relief of all parties—clubs, player, fans and rumour column-readers—the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 days ago 55,922 reads 214 comments

  13. Reports of Lionel Messi Fitness Fears Denied Ahead of 2014 World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi faces a battle against "exhaustion" ahead of the World Cup final, according to quotes allegedly given by Jorge Messi , the player's father...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 3 days ago 27,852 reads 72 comments

  14. The Time Is Right for Lionel Messi and Argentina to End World Cup Wait

    "The Argentinean player, if he has a virtue is this one: he gets bigger in the biggest challenges,” renowned coach Angel Cappa said on Radio Onda Cera this week...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 3 days ago 7,905 reads 65 comments

  15. Would Winning the World Cup Make Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever?

    On Sunday, Lionel Messi will play for not one, but two titles when he faces Germany in the World Cup final at the Maracana ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 days ago 37,506 reads 385 comments

  16. World Cup 2014 Final: Tournament Takeaways, Germany vs. Argentina

    With the World Cup Final upon us, the party is all but over in Brazil. Sadly, it ended on a sour note for the host country (the third-place match will mean little) and a few other proud footballing nations...

    M.F. DiBella Written by M.F. DiBella about 3 days ago 1,751 reads 0 comments

  17. Lionel Messi: The Last South American No. 10 Left After Neymar, Rodriguez Exit

    And then there was one. In a tournament frequently illuminated by South American No. 10s, only Lionel Messi now remains...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 4 days ago 23,153 reads 106 comments

  18. Argentina Need More from Muted Messi to Avenge 1990 Final Agony

    In Buenos Aires, just reaching the final feels like a brilliant achievement for millions of elated football fans. An entire city ground to a halt throughout Wednesday, and from 5 p...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 4 days ago 16,410 reads 159 comments

  19. Twitter Reacts to Lionel Messi, Maxi Rodriguez's Performances vs. Netherlands

    Although the match was scoreless for 120 minutes, Argentina were able to finally defeat the Netherlands on penalty kicks, 4-2, to advance to the 2014 World Cup finals against Germany...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 days ago 5,150 reads 1 comments

  20. Lionel Messi's Joy as He Realises He'll Lead Argentina into a World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi 's Argentina held their nerve to beat the Netherlands on penalties and go through to the 2014 World Cup final. And the joy on Messi 's face was there for all to see...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 4 days ago 22,053 reads 62 comments

  21. World Cup Schedule 2014: Fixture, Kick-Off Time, Predictions for Day 28

    After the death of Brazilian football thanks to a cataclysmic 7-1 destruction at the hands of Germany, Wednesday will reveal who will face the European side in the World Cup final...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 4 days ago 21,096 reads 13 comments

  22. Lionel Messi Must Find Help in Argentina Attack to Get Past Netherlands

    The biggest question of Lionel Messi 's place among the greatest football legends was his play in World Cups, and so far he's answered that by taking Argentina on a deep run in Brazil...

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  23. Argentina vs. Netherlands: How the Dutch Can Stop Messi

    After the Netherlands narrowly escaped with a penalty shootout win in their matchup against Costa Rica, they will look ahead to Argentina, where they will need to find a way to ...

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  24. Argentina's Lionel Messi to Pass Diego Maradona on Nation's All-Time Caps List

    As Argentina prepares for Wednesday's World Cup semifinal vs. the Netherlands, superstar Lionel Messi is poised to earn his 92nd international cap...

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  25. Who Is Most Important to Their Side: Arjen Robben or Lionel Messi?

    Arjen Robben and Lionel Messi have undoubtedly been two of the stars of the 2014 World Cup. They will meet in Sao Paulo on Wednesday when the Netherlands and Argentina battle it out for a place in the World Cup final...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 6 days ago 7,766 reads 23 comments