France’s Kylian Mbappe Bags World Cup Young Player Award

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Updated July 15, 2018
France's Kylian Mbappe Wins World Cup Young Player Award
France’s forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates as he holds the trophy for best young player after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. Alexander NEMENOV / AFP

 

France’s Kylian Mbappe won the Young Player of the World Cup award on Sunday after scoring his fourth goal of the competition in the final, which France beat Croatia 4-2.

The 19-year-old was unstoppable for Croatia captain Luka Modric who won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player, despite being on the losing side in a thrilling final in Moscow.

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Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia’s seven games in Russia.

Belgium captain Eden Hazard finished second in the running for the Golden Ball, with France’s Antoine Griezmann, who also scored his fourth goal of the tournament in the final, coming third.

Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper.

Despite Griezmann and Mbappe getting on the scoresheet, England’s Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot for his six goals.

AFP