This year’s World Cup is over, and the time has come to announce the winners of the competition’s awards. Headlines about France winning the World Cup are everywhere, so the winning team award of the 2018 World Cup doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
What was a surprise though was Brazil’s early exit, as they were one of the overwhelming favourites on best betting sites to win the World Cup. We saw a lot of surprises and outstanding goals. Today, we’ll share with you the names of the winners of prestigious World Cup awards.
Apart from the winner’s trophy, five rewards went out to the best players in the competition. The Golden Ball award went to Croatia’s Luka Modric. The other two contenders for the Golden Ball award were Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard, but the ultimate winner was Modric. The 32-year-old Real Madrid midfielder helped Croatia reach incredible heights. They climbed the mountain of success that got Croatia into the finals for the first time ever. Modric also has a great shot at winning the Ballon d’Or award.
The Golden Boot award winner is England’s captain Harry Kane. The Tottenham Hotspur’s forward scored six goals, which is the highest number of goals in the competition. There are a lot of discussions whether Kane is the most unimpressive Golden Boot winner. Out of the six goals he scored at the World Cup this year, three goals were penalty kicks. All things aside, the numbers show that Harry Kane was indeed the top goalscorer at the World Cup.
The FIFA Young Player Award went to France’s Kylian Mbappe. This World Cup was the first ever for the 19-year-old who scored twice against Argentina, as well as in the final against Croatia.
The winner of the Golden Gloves award was Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois. Thanks to his efforts of not letting the ball past his team’s net, Belgium finished in the third place this year.
Lastly, the winner of the FIFA Fair Play Trophy was Spain. They played four matches and earned just two yellow cards. The number of fouls Spain’s men made is 34. This is quite low considering the fact that there were 30 fouls in the game between Brazil and Switzerland alone.