The controversial Golden Ball of the World Cup to Messi does not convince anyone
Social networks and the press are an outcry. FIFA, decided to give the award to the best player in the World Cup to Leo Messi in what is the worst moment of the Argentine player's career. Even Maradona himself or other Argentine legends like Kempes recognize it, Leo Messi has not been by far the best player in the World Cup in Brazil 2014. The decision of Blatter and his entourage has not managed to agree to the Argentine press that neither does the majority share the award received by the Argentine star.
Argentina reached the World Cup final 2014. Although it is true that the first phase of the tournament the rivals were possibly the weakest of the entire championship (Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia), It is also true that the Argentines exhibited a fierce game and were a very tough opponent to beat.. In fact, they only gave up four goals in the entire tournament and stood out defensively, much more than in the offensive plane despite presenting one of the most devastating forwards of the World Cup at least in name.
In that forward, the presence of Leo Messi stood out, which after a lazy season (always speaking in proportion to their level) in Barcelona, it was expected that the World Cup 2014 was yours. Messi scored his four goals in the three matches of the first phase and then practically disappeared in combat. He assisted Di María in the goal against Switzerland and did not stand out even against Belgium, neither against the Netherlands nor in the most decisive game in its history, the final of a World Cup. It started out strong but then it ended up diluted and vomiting, something that is already common and that should be worrying above all for the health of the Argentine. From his surroundings he continues to insist that he is nothing.
Maybe we are bad used, but it is what Messi had used to the great public, to be the best something that unfortunately now is not even close. Nor was he the best in the World Cup, not even from Argentina where without a doubt, the role of chief Mascherano, was fundamental for the good trajectory of the Argentines in the tournament. Maradona himself, watchword of Argentina and whose shadow covers Leo more than ever, has stated that the award seems more marketing than reality and that players like Robben, Müller and especially James Rodríguez deserved more an award that has not left anyone happy, including Messi himself.
The image of FIFA that was already worn out has not achieved with this maneuver anything other than to lose more credibility than it already lost at the time that it expanded the voting for the Ballon d'Or of the season that Ronaldo ended up winning thanks to the change of rules in the last breath. The award is official but certainly not moral and in the eyes of the world we do not know what counts more. The doubt increases when seeing that the sponsor of the awards is ADIDAS and that Leo Messi is the image of the sports giant as far as football is concerned. The funny thing is that FIFA does not include it in the 11 ideal of the World Cup but names him the best player of the same. In the end, the only reality or at least official, is that Messi has been the best player in the World Cup in Brazil 2014 but that will hardly go down in history, Well, the awards in addition to receiving them have to be recognized and this time, it wasn't fair.