I was torn; I didn’t know if to back Argentina (I am a “Messi” fan) or support Germany (the team which had played better games for the entire World Cup). I ended up siding with Messi but it wasn’t his best game by far.
As we wind down after weeks of being involved in the drama and excitement of the World Cup, I continue to marvel at the exhorbitant sums of money being paid to popular players. It’s like one man is getting all that money? For playing football? Seriously? But we reap what we sow, even though we know it’s not wise to idolize men aka mere human beings. I think that’s why it was good to come across this post which does an excellent job of reminding us that no matter how good or super fancy a footballer may play, there is still only one God – and ever will be.
Lionel Messi doesn’t talk trash, boast, swag in front of media. He won the most prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or four consecutive years (2009-12) — the only player to ever do so. He is consistently called the best on the planet.
When the Argentine takes to the field, it is assumed he will make the difference. He will win break the deadlock, befuddle defenders with bursts of speed and magic from his feet. Among those who idolize football, he is called Messiah, a pun on his last name.
But Messi found out he is NOT the Messiah at the World Cup final. Unlike Maradona and Pele, he was unable to carry his team to victory over the German squad. (They aren’t messiahs either, but Maradona thinks he is.)
It was evident that Messi found no flavor in winning the Golden Ball for best…
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