No one can believe Lionel Messi won the World Cup Golden Ball

Lionel Messi had to trudge up the steps and receive the Golden Ball as the World Cup’s best player in the aftermath of Argentina’s defeat to Germany in the Rio final.

It didn’t look like Messi enjoyed receiving the award and it is difficult to argue that he was the best player at the 2014 World Cup.

Messi scored all four of his goals in the group stages.

Argentina did not score in their final 240 minutes of football at the World Cup.

James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and a host of others could claim to have had a better World Cup than Lionel Messi.

Heck, Messi wasn’t even Argentina’s best player – with Javier Mascherano immense throughout!

Best of the Twitter reaction to Lionel Messi winning the Golden Ball below.