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Monday, 16 July 2018

Modric, Mbappe, Kane, Griezmann Scoop FIFA-Adidas Awards

The French team was not the only winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia since the curtains were drawn Sunday in Moscow. Other winners included Luka Modric, the magic midfielder for the finalists Croatia.

He won the FIFA Adidas Golden Ball award for guiding his team, setting the tempo and exploiting deficiencies in opposition defenses. He was just as efficient in the final, setting the pace as Croatia started quickly.

The Adidas Golden Glove prize was awarded to Thibaut Courtois, goalkeeper of the third Belgian place. FIFA said that Belgium owes its historic third place to the Courtois imperious as its incisive front line and tenacious defense. The imposing goalkeeper took advantage of his great frame and his exceptional reflexes to come to the rescue of his team again and again. Beaten once by the eventual champions of France, in the semifinals, he signed another performance in dam for third place.

19-year-old French star Kylian Mbappe, now compared to legendary Pele, won the FIFA Young Player Award. The young prodigy did not disappoint his first world final. The 19-year-old drew admirable gasps of the observing world with his acceleration gusts and fast pace. With two goals ahead of Argentina, he became the youngest scorer of a double in a World Cup straight elimination game since Pele in 1958, while his shot in the final sealed the victory of the blues.

The Belgian Eden Hazard won the adidas Silver Ball Award. Belgium took advantage of the tournament's most prolific attack, scoring 16 goals, thanks in no small part to the incomparable Eden Hazard, who wreaked havoc on his opponents' defenses with his gust of speed and his silky race over the ball. With two assists and three goals, one of them coming in third place against England, he was the main architect of the third historic place in Belgium.

French playmaker Antoine Griezmann won the Adidas Bronze Ball and adidas Silver Boot. The leader of Atletico Madrid played a major role in the triumph of his team, scoring four goals and establishing two more, the best performance of a French player since Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in Sweden in 1958. "My role If I score it's great, but it's not the most important thing, "said the left-foot forward before the final, where his dead ball skills helped the Blues win the victory .

England captain Harry Kane, with a six-goal record, won the adidas Golden Boot Award: Harry Kane provided proof, if he needed it, that he was one of the best finishers of the team. - The finalists, from Italy in 1990. The Tottenham striker quickly started the tournament with a double against Tunisia and a hat-trick against Panama before converting to the knockout stage against Colombia.

Romelu Lukaku of Belgium, with four goals, won the adidas bronze ball. With his double in the first match of Belgium against Panama and another goal against Tunisia, Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a perfect start to the competition, although the goals have dried up for him in the knockout phase.

Spain, which was sent by hosts Russia in the round of 16, won the FIFA Fair Play Trophy. While Spain had a disappointing World Cup, coming out of the tournament in the round of 16 against Russia, she can be satisfied with her exemplary behavior on the field, where she has collected only two yellow cards in four matches and committed only 34 fouls. .

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