World Cup 2018: Harry Kane Wins Golden Boot, Luka Modric Bags Golden Ball
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award while Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award
Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball
Kylian Mbappe was the winner of the Young Player Award
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award while Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday. Apart from Kane and Modric, France's 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe was the winner of the Young Player Award, while Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who made 27 saves, was named as the winner of the Golden Glove.
Courtois emerged as the best custodian after conceding just five goals in seven matches.
Kane ended with six goals; two more than Antoine Griezmann, who was joined on four by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Russia's Denis Cheryshev.
The Tottenham star topped the chart by two goals ahead of a group including Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who both scored in France's 4-2 defeat of Croatia in Sunday's final.
Kane is the first England player to win the coveted prize since Gary Lineker 32 years ago.
He scored twice against Tunisia in England's first match in Russia and then bagged a hat-trick in a 6-1 romp against Panama.
Manager Gareth Southgate rested Kane for the third group game against Belgium but the captain returned to score from the penalty spot against Colombia in the last 16.
He failed to add to his tally in England's next three games -- the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden, the 2-1 semi-final loss to Croatia nor the 2-0 third-place play-off defeat by Belgium.
Joining Griezmann and Mbappe on the four-goal mark were Russia's Denis Cheryshev, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.
World Cup top scorers:
6 goals: Kane (ENG) - Golden Boot winner
4 goals: Cheryshev (RUS), Ronaldo (POR), Griezmann (FRA), Lukaku (BEL), Mbappe (FRA)
3 goals: Cavani (Uruguay), Costa (Spain), Dzyuba (Russia), E. Hazard (Belgium), Mandzukic (Croatia), Mina (Colombia), Perisic (Croatia)
2 goals: Aguero (Argentina), Coutinho (Brazil), Granqvist (Sweden), Inui (Japan), Jedinak (Australia), Khazri (Tunisia), Modric (Croatia), Musa (Nigeria), Neymar (Brazil), Salah (Egypt), Son Heung-min (South Korea), Stones (England), Suarez (Uruguay)
(With AFP inputs)