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Goal’s best player of the World Cup

Goal's correspondents in Brazil name who they believe to be the best player on show in the finals over the past month

Lionel Messi was awarded the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player at World Cup 2014, though the choice of the Argentina captain has caused something of a stir given the number of top-class performers in Brazil.

Arjen Robben was the inspiration behind Netherlands' surprise third-placed finish, James Rodriguez scooped the Golden Boot as top scorer, Thomas Muller was the standout performer in a triumphant and brilliant Germany side, and who could forget Guillermo Ochoa's incredible string of saves against the hosts?

Here, Goal's team of correspondents name who they believe was the best player during the finals - take a look at the video and see if you agree...

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