The FIFA World Cup usually happens in the club off-season. However, this time around, to avoid the intense heat at that time, the tournament was hosted in the final few months of the year in Qatar. It has been an excellent tournament and most fans were satisfied with it. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of Award winners in FIFA World Cup 2022.
One of the best tournaments in the history of the competition
Before the tournament started, fans had a few expectations. Top teams such as Brazil, England, Spain and Portugal were expected to do well and reach the final stages. However, many rare and interesting occurrences happened this time around.
While having Croatia in the final four in 2018 itself was a big thing, in this edition, apart from Croatia, we also had Morocco. A team from Africa is never expected to pass the Round of 16 stage. However, Morocco reached the semis and sprang a surprise. This will go down as one of the greatest footballing stories of all time.
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List of Award winners in FIFA World Cup 2022
Football has evolved in the last few years. However, some of the veterans were still at it this time too. Players like Lionel Messi and Luka Modric were excellent in this tournament. Kylian Mbappe, as expected, was also in good form. Neymar had a few memorable outings, too. Goalkeepers like Yassine Bounou stood up for their teams. Croatia and Morocco played together and surprised everyone. Overall, it was an unforgettable event for the fans.
Here is a look at the list of the awards and the winners:
- Winners: Argentina
- Runners Up: France
- Golden Ball: Lionel Messi
- Golden Boot: Kylian Mbappe
- Golden Glove: Emi Martinez
- Player of the Tournament: Lionel Messi
- FIFA Young Player Award: Enzo Fernandez
- FIFA Fair Play Trophy: TBD
- Player of the Final Match: TBD
- Goal of the Tournament: TBD