2015 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 1st prize

The Final Game

Photographer

Bao Tailiang

Chengdu Economic Daily

14 July, 2014

Argentine player Lionel Messi faces the World Cup trophy during the final ceremony at Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 13 July.

Argentina lost to Germany 1-0, after a goal by Mario Götze in extra time. Messi, who is ranked as one of the best footballers in the world, was awarded the Golden Ball, as the tournament’s best player—a decision that sparked controversy, as he had scored no goals in the knock-out stage.

About

Bao Tailiang

Bao Tailiang has worked as a photographer for Chengdu Economic Daily for four years.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/500
Focal length
560mm
F-Stop
F/4
ISO
5000
Camera
Canon EOS-1D X

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