Benjamin Pavard’s Volley Was Voted Best Goal Of The World Cup
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Last World Cup gifted fans 169 goals in 64 matches. Over three million users voted on FIFA.com and the fans named Benjamin Pavard’s volley the World Cup Best Goal. Relive it here.
FIFA World Cup Best Goal | First Place
The Benjamin Pavard goal vs. Argentina was voted the World Cup best goal.
The splendid strike took place during the France-Argentina match in the Round of 16.
In that moment, the Pavard goal was the equalizer for France, which was trailing 2-1 behind Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 30, 2018
The goal happened in the 57th minute. The ball traveled all the way from the left side of the pitch to the right after a Lucas Hernández cross.
Then Pavard, France’s right-back, came out of nowhere and with an impecable display of technique smashed the ball into the top left corner. An absolute beauty.
BENJAMIN PAVARD. #GOLAZO.What a way to score his FIRST goal for #France!!! INCREDIBLE technique to strike across the ball and generate that wicked movement. #FRAARG #LesBleus #FRA #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/5UBn9VzYdz
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) 30 de junio de 2018
France would end up winning the match by a score of 4-3 in what was certainly one of the most entertaining games of the tournament.
FIFA World Cup Best Goal | Second Place
Juan Quintero’s low-free-kick goal for Colombia followed in second place.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 19, 2018
FIFA World Cup Best Goal | Third Place
Another goal vs. Argentina, Luka Modric’s long-range banger came in third in the voting.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 21, 2018
In case you were wondering, didn’t know or didn’t remember, James Rodríguez’s goal vs. Uruguay won the FIFA 2014 World Cup Best Goal.
As you can see, these goals are mostly individual efforts. Other beautiful collective goals like the counter-attack masterpiece in the Belgium vs. Japan game didn’t make the top three.
So which one is your favorite?