A pic of Messi, winner of the World Press Photo in sports category

The author is Chinse Bao Tailiang after the 2014 World Cup final

A pic of Messi, winner of the World Press Photo in sports category
A pic of Messi, winner of the World Press Photo in sports category

The author is Chinse Bao Tailiang after the 2014 World Cup final

Leo Messi looking with a melancholic face at the World Cup he could have won, the only major title missing. This is photography that has been awarded the World Press Photo in sports category, authored by the Chinese Bao Tailiang.

The photograph was made after the defeat of Argentina in extra time against Germany in the World Cup final in Brazil. The goal of Mario Götze determined an exciting match. Leo Messi was just inches from the most important title for the national teams.