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Lionel Messi's fifth place in Ballon d'Or absurd: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi finished in fifth place in the Ballon d’Or voting on Monday night.

Dec 05, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Diego Maradona slams FIFA for awarding Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award

Former Argentina legend Diego Maradona slammed FIFA for awarding Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player.

Jul 14, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.

Jul 14, 2014, 10:30 AM IST

Messi wins Golden Ball as World Cup`s best player

FIFA awarded Lionel Messi the `Golden Ball` as the top player of the World Cup on Sunday after the Argentina captain led his side to the final at the Maracana where they lost to Germany 1-0 in extra time.

Jul 14, 2014, 05:32 AM IST

Messi, Mueller, Rodriguez among contenders for World Cup`s best

Four Germans, three Argentines, and one player each from Brazil, Colombia and the Netherlands were short-listed on Friday for the "Golden Ball" award to the World Cup`s best player.

Jul 12, 2014, 10:42 AM IST

Scolari hails Robben as star of World Cup

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has been the standout performer of this year`s World Cup in the eyes of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Jul 12, 2014, 04:38 AM IST

Romario, Bebeto fight over World Cup

As team-mates they brought home the 1994 World Cup for Brazil, but as politicians Romario and Bebeto have become bitter rivals over the hosting of this year`s tournament.

May 22, 2014, 08:33 AM IST

Neymar nominated for Golden Ball

Brazil`s Neymar has been included on a six-man shortlist for the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball award.

Jun 30, 2013, 13:37 PM IST