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

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

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.

Civil unrest has spread across the Brazilian border to Buenos Aires after Argentina's extra-time 1-0 loss to Germany.

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