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World Cup Final: 18 Pictures Of Lionel Messi Looking As Though His World Has Ended (PHOTOS)

14/07/2014 11:14 BST | Updated 14/07/2014 11:59 BST

Lionel Messi may have looked like his world had ended during the World Cup final against Germany be he didn't walk away empty-handed.

Dubbed the 'world's best footballer' Argentina star Messi won the Golden Ball, sponsored by Adidas for his performances during the finals in Brazil.

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Germany won 1-0 with a goal from Mario Gotze during extra time after a hard fought battle between the two teams.

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18 Pictures of Lionel Messi looking crestfallen

18 Pictures of Lionel Messi looking crestfallen