Before the tournament there were many candidates for the big individual prizes, but who would've thought that these would be the winners?
#1 Belgium get the better of England again
Belgium vs. England was one of the fixtures that fans had already anticipated once before in the global tournament, and while both sides made it to the semifinals, it was Roberto Martinez’s men that proved superior again. After a 1-0 triumph in their final Group F game, the Red Devils claimed bronze honours with a 2-0 win on Saturday.
#2 Mbappe shines in Moscow
The 19-year old was one of the standout performers for France during the competition and it wasn’t any surprise that he got his name on the scoresheet in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final. This made him the second youngest player to score in the final, after a 17-year old Pele in 1958. Mbappe was also awarded the young player of the tournament.
#3 Peak Moment in Russia
#4 Luka Modric named the best player in Russia
Croatia might have been on the losing side in what was their first ever final, but that didn’t deny captain Luka Modric from being awarded the Golden Ball at the Mundial. The Real Madrid player was composed and efficient all through the tournament, creating numerous chances for his teammates up front and keeping things tight at the back. No one deserved it more than the 32-year old.