Argentian superstar, Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball based on the strength of his performance in the group and premilinary stages. Although his presence wasn't displayed in offensively in the latter half of the tournament, Messi still had a big impact on Argentina's style of play.
GER 1 - 0 ARG
Germany did not begin the World Cup as the favorite to win, but by the end of the tournament, the team left little doubt that is the best in the world. The German National Team is young and has a deep roster; the world can expect much more greatness in the future.
After a devastating loss to Germany, Seleção Brasileira has to re-evaluate their plans for the future. The cup was seemingly theirs for the taking; however, Brazil left with a wounded player, Barcelona FC star Neymar Jr., and wounded pride.