The right-back player of France, Benjamin Pavard, scored the goal against Argentina in the pre-quarterfinals, to be the best goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018. For the goal scored against Argentina in the round of 16 match Benjamin Pavard wins World Cup Goal Award.
Stuttgart’s 22-year-old defender, Pavard, came from the left wing against Argentina, through the half volley on the cross of Lucas Hernandez, to bring the ball into the Argentine’s goal post. Then the ball was enclosed in the Argentine’ round post.
The French team defeated Argentina 4-3 in the pre-quarterfinals and made it to the quarter-finals and then won the title by defeating Croatia in the final.
Among all the 169 goals scored in the 21st FIFA World Cup tournament held in Russia, this goal of Benjamin Pavard voted the best goal in the voting done by FIFA.
To win World Cup Goal Award, he left behind the goal of Colombia’s midfielder Juan Quintero scored on the free kick against Germany and the goal of Croatian captain Luka Modric at the group stage against Argentina.
Benjamin Pavard on the goal:
“The ball bounced up as it came to me. I didn’t even think about it. I just tried to get over it and keep it down,” Pavard had told FIFA.com after the classic win in the pre-quarterfinal match against Argentina.
He also added “I was trying to hit it in the direction it came from, which is what the strikers always tell me. I didn’t think it over, and when it went in I just felt so happy.”