Benjamin Pavard’s Volley Was Voted Best Goal Of The World Cup

France’s Benjamin Pavard, Colombia’s Juan Quintero and Croatia’s Luka Modric scored the three best goals of the tournament, according to FIFA.com voting.

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.

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.

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.

FIFA World Cup Best Goal | Third Place

Another goal vs. Argentina, Luka Modric’s long-range banger came in third in the voting.

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?

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