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Maradona: Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

The 1986 World Cup winner felt Fifa made the wrong decision to hand the award to the Barcelona star and rued Argentina's defeat to Germany

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Stringerbell2697d ago

James, Robben, and Muller all had a better tournament than Messi.

steven83r2695d ago

In terms of what goals? That's because every plAyer and country is afraid of Messi. If they weren't they wouldn't put 4 guys on him. What kind of stupid shit is that when people say Messi didn't do anything. Well u do something when blocked by 4 guys and man marked. Shows who the true star is. No one man marks Robben or any German.

Stringerbell2695d ago

James was just left alone for the entire tournament? Lets look at numbers shall we?

Messi completed 242 passes in the WC to Rodriguez’s 160 passes, but James played nearly 300 fewer minutes than Messi did in the WC. In those 300 fewer minutes, Rodriguez scored more goals.

Messi took 22 shots throughout the World Cup, 10 of which were on target. Rodriguez took 17 shots with 16 on target. He was never a ghost in any of the games he played even when harassed by Brazil he had a decent showing.

Numbers dont lie.

asmith23062697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Feel sorry for Messi. He gets Argentina so far and everyone slates him. It's pretty sad. Best player in the world and at club level slaughters Maradona. Can't really understand people celebrating "his" World Cup loss.

cell9892696d ago

for sure he didnt deserve it, Argentina as a whole dindt deserve to make it to the final, all their games were won by luck, last minute goals. They had the easiest route to the Final, yet never once showed dominance. Barely beating Nigeria, Iran, Bosnia, Switzerland, and Belgium, and Netherlands. How many goals did they score in total? compared to the Champion Germany....

steven83r2695d ago

Germany scored more goals because they played broken teams. They also had an easy route. Algeria sucks and Germany couldn't handle them. They scored 7 on a broken missing players damaged Brazil. Not impressive. Look what happened when Germany played Arg with missing players and injured players. They struggled and in reality would of lost if ref didn't help them. Not awarding Arg penalty in 2nd half and not giving red to German in first.

listenkids2695d ago (Edited 2695d ago )

Many teams would have lost if the ref wasn't terrible or didn't help them. To even claim Germany deserve a red shows ignornace to the rules of the sport, though it should have been a throw to Argentina. No bias of course, no second yellow for Aguero or Mascherano right? Haha.

The best team won the world cup regardless of who the fuck you support.

cell9892695d ago

You forget they handled Portugal and France right? GHANA was the African champion, the only team that scored two goals on them. The fact remains, the way Argentina got to the final was incredibly boring. Most boring team in the cup, right next to S Korea and Russia

cell9892695d ago

You forget they handled Portugal and France right? GHANA was the African champion, the only team that scored two goals on them. The fact remains, the way Argentina got to the final was incredibly boring. Most boring team in the cup, right next to S Korea and Russia

360ICE2695d ago (Edited 2695d ago )

By the level of the teams in the final, you could tell that Argentina and Germany had qualities few other teams in the tournament had. They lost the final by a last minute goal, so while they had a little luck, it certainly didn't get them all the way.

oIITSBIIo2695d ago

Messi is an overhyped FART .

asmith23062695d ago

Oh shut up. This site is filling up with trolls lately.

TheFanboySlayer2695d ago

I think Messi was the best player in Argentina but he wasn't the best player at the World Cup

Mikefizzled2695d ago

No Mascherano was best at Arg

TheFanboySlayer2694d ago

Masch Played amaazing 1 game. Messi played great most games...that is why he won Man of the Match most games...