Lionel Messi of collects the Golden Ball trophy in Rio

Messi did not deserve golden ball say Maradona and Blatter

First Reaction Tue 15 Jul, AT 09:20

Was Argentine star only named as player of the World Cup for 'marketing' reasons?

Mario Gotze scores Germany's World Cup winning goal

Gotze stunner fells Argentina as Germany lift World Cup

Match Report Mon 14 Jul, AT 09:20

Substitute hits injury time winner as Germany become first Europeans to win in America

David Luiz after losing the semi-final

Porn websites in Brazil plea, as Thomas Muller busts a move

Summary Fri 11 Jul, AT 13:34

World Cup whispers: Brazil's 'humiliation' continues, Neymar in tears, Messi exhausted

Argentina celebrate after winning their semi-final

Argentina into final after dire showdown with Holland

Match Report Thu 10 Jul, AT 09:36

A day after German masterclass, second World Cup semi ends in stalemate and penalties

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi

Messi is Argentina's only hope as they stumble past Swiss

Match Report Wed 2 Jul, AT 09:19

Many people's tip for the tournament look ordinary against well-organised Switzerland

Lionel Messi

Messi 'from Jupiter'; Argentina set for World Cup glory

Match Report Thu 26 Jun, AT 09:09

Nigeria coach says Messi is from another planet as Argentina make it three out of three

Argentina Falklands banner

Argentina want the Falklands, piranha soup for England?

Summary Mon 9 Jun, AT 12:46

World Cup whispers: Argentina banner causes controversy, but England stars admire the view

Lionel Messi

World Cup favourites: why Argentina won't win in Brazil

Summary Fri 6 Jun, AT 11:13

Lionel Messi leads a fearsome strikeforce, but there are glaring weaknesses elsewhere on the pitch

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