France's Benjamin Pavard Wins World Cup Goal Of The Tournament
France right-back Benjamin Pavard has won the 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament award for his stunning strike against Argentina.
Pavard's effort won a public vote to be named the best
Pavard's goal against Argentina in the last-16 tie won him the award
France went on to win the game against Argentina 4-3
France right-back Benjamin Pavard has won the 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament award for his stunning strike against Argentina, FIFA announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Stuttgart defender ran onto a left-wing cross from Lucas Hernandez and sent a right-footed half-volley spinning into the top corner to level eventual champions France's last-16 tie with Argentina at 2-2 in the 57th minute. France went on to win the game 4-3 before beating Croatia in the final on July 15.
Bravo @BenPavard28 !!— Coupe du Monde (@fifaworldcup_fr) July 25, 2018
Vous avez été des milliers décider que sa demi-volée était le plus beau but de la Coupe du Monde la FIFA 2018 !
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Pavard's effort won a public vote to be named the best of the 169 goals scored in the tournament, seeing off competition from Colombian midfielder Juan Quintero's free-kick against Japan and Luka Modric's goal in Croatia's group-stage thumping of Argentina.