Fans rate Messi as SWC's best

2014-07-04 14:33
Lionel Messi (Supplied)
Lionel Messi (Supplied)
Cape Town - Sport24 asked the not so simple question, "Who will be crowned Player of the Tournament?" and the fans have had their say.

There have been many brilliant individual performances at the 2014 edition of the Soccer World Cup but only one player can be crowned as "The Player of Tournament".

If Sport24's fans were given the task of deciding this prestigious award, it would land up alongside four Ballon d'Or awards, in Lionel Messi's trophy cabinet.

In a vote where over 2 500 people participated, Messi had the backing of 26% of the vote.

Messi has scored four goals at SWC 2014 including two late winners against Iran and Switzerland.

The mercurial Argentinian playmaker secured just enough votes to beat out Arjen Robben, who himself gained 25% of the votes cast.

Perhaps it was the Dutchman's diving antics against the Mexicans that cost him first place?

Current Golden Boot leader James Rodriguez took the last spot on the podium with 22% of the fan's backing the Colombian for the tournament's number one player.

Colombia is fast becoming a fan's favourite side and many neutrals are backing them to cause an upset tonight as they take on the hosts. Kick off is at 22:00 SA time.

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