Germany crowned world champions for a fourth time
Achingly Close: Lionel Messi accepts his Golden Ball award just feet away from the World Cup he covets so badly.
Little consolation: Messi looked less than thrilled with his Golden Ball award.
Four players swarm as Messi runs.
Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring the winning goal.
Higuain wildly celebrates disallowed goal in World Cup final
On Sunday against Germany, Lionel Messi will try to lead Argentina to their first World Cup title since 1986.
Romero the hero as Argentina beat Dutch on penalties
Try as he did, Arjen Robben couldn't impose himself on Argentina.
Argentina outlasted the Dutch after a tense semifinal. Their reward? A third World Cup final with Germany.