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Lionel Messi during his World Cup qualifier game against Chile. Photo: EFE

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Maradona: Messi did not deserve Golden Ball

 07/14/2014 - 17:23
Maradona: Messi did not deserve Golden Ball

Soccer icon Diego Maradona went beyond expressing his disappointment about Argentina’s defeat 1-0 in Sunday’s final against Germany, and also stated that Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the Golden Ball for his performance at the World Cup.

The Barcelona star beat the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez to the prestigious individual award after scoring four goals in seven performances at this summer’s tournament and guiding his team to the final.