Croatia star Luka Modric wins Golden Ball, France win, video

Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe were named best player and best young player respectively Credit Reuters

FIFA have announce the Player of the Tournament as well as all other awards winners as France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Tottenham Hotspur marksman scored six times in Russian Federation, two ahead of a five-man chasing pack come the end of Sunday's final between France and Croatia.

Modric and Mbappe with their awards after the World Cup final.

Luka Modric was unable to guide Croatia to World Cup final glory but won the Golden Ball award after being voted the tournament's best player.

Modric performed spectacularly against England in semifinals and Russian Federation in the quarterfinals.

Lovren has made more blocks in the tournament than any Croatia player and showed improved composure on the ball.




Modric has rightly taken the plaudits throughout Croatia's run to their first final and was typically imperious during the semi-final victory over England. The Real Madrid orchestrator-in-chief has known no bounds in Russian Federation, covering a colossal 63 kilometres so far in the tournament - more than any other player.

Modric is the first player from his country to ever win the award. "What we most like about him is his honest approach towards dealing with players".

He needed to collect the Golden Ball following Argentina's loss to Germany, the same fate which bestowed Modric.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper for helping his team to a third-place finish after allowing just six goals in seven games.

But his performances in Russian Federation - where he has been named man-of-the match three times - have enhanced his status as a national hero.

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