Spain Grabs ‘Fair Play’ Award, England’s Harry Kane Handed Golden Boot

July 15, 2018 11:55 pm27 commentsViews: 104

The FIFA World Cup 2018 came to an end on Sunday at Russia’s capital city Moscow with France emerging as champions defeating Croatia by 4-2.

The Golden Boot award was grabbed by Harry Kane, England captain, for scoring six goals from seven games in the tournament. However, the 24-year-old failed to score after the first three games. He became the second player from England to win the boot after Gary Lineker in 1986.

Luka Modric was handed the Golden Ball award for his clinical display in Croatia’s best-ever World Cup run at the Luzhniki Stadium. He also became the first Croatian player to win Golden Ball in World Cup history for being the best player at the tournament.

The Young Player of the Tournament was bagged by Kylian Mbappe for his phenomenal display. The 19-year-old French teenager also became the second youngest player to net the ball in a FIFA Worlod Cup final after Pele from Brazil who scored in 1958 when he was just 17 years and 249 days old.

The Golden Glove award went to Thibaut Courtois of Belgium, the team that won the match for third place by defeating England. The 26-year-old made 27 saves in seven matches in the tournament and his save rate was 81.8 percent. He is also credited for the team reaching in semi-final due to his several crucial saves.

Spain emerged as the best team which played in the tournament fairly and was handed the Fair Play award.


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