France’s Benjamin Pavard’s Volley Voted 2018 World Cup Best Goal

France defender 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 right-back, received the most votes cast by three million fans on the FIFA website.

Pavard 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.

Les Blues went on to win the game 4-3 before beating Croatia 4-2 in the final on July 15, to win the trophy for the second time.

Juan Quintero’s clever free-kick for Colombia against Japan came second, while Luka Modric’s brilliant long-range strike for Croatia against Argentina was third.


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