Ever since football first came about there has always been arguments and debates about who is the best player in the world. It is quite is to make a list of the best players on the planet right now and the best players that have ever played the game but, when it comes to picking just one player to stand above the rest, that is when people's opinions begin to differ.
At the moment, there are a handful of players who get mentioned in the list of best players in the world, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard, among some arguable others. However, with World Cup 2014 drawing to a close over the next few days, it seems clear that one of these stars has stood out above the rest.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to perform in an average Portugal squad, while Chelsea player Eden Hazard failed to live up to his hype in a very impressive Belgium side. Brazil striker Neymar showed his potential with some strong performances, before being ruled out injured, while Uruguay nutcase Luis Suarez proved once again that he has mental issues by biting Giorgio Chiellini.
Then there is Lionel Messi, who has almost single-handedly pulled Argentina into the World Cup semi-finals with some fantastic performances for his country. Just when you begin to question the little magician, he comes up with something special to make you realise just how good he is. We expect to see more of the same from Lionel Messi tonight, as Argentina take on Netherlands.
Who do you think will win the World Cup?