Lionel Messi, who lost out on the World Cup title after Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany in Sunday's final, was named the Golden Boot player of the tournament.
The Barcelona legend and four time Player of the Year was a key part in Argentina's march to the Maracana stadium, picking up four man of the match performances.
He scored four goals at the tournament, but failed to pick up the one honour eluding him after Germany substitute Mario Goetze's 113th minute goal dashed the South Americans' dream of a third title. (AFP)
|Argentina's Lionel Messi walks by the World Cup trophy as he goes on the tribune to collect the second place trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0.(AP-Yonhap)|