Apart from just handing the trophy to the winner and presenting them with the winners medals, FIFA also recognize individuals who have excelled at the competition with different categories of awards as a means of encouragement.
France’s Kyllian Mbappe went home with the tournament’s golden boot awards after notching up 8 goals, with a hattrick in the final.
Argentina’s Messi won the Golden Ball award at the 2022 World Cup, cementing him as the best player at the tournament.
He missed out on the Golden Boot by one goal to Kylian Mbappe, but Messi will take the title over any individual honors.
He managed to break through some great defensive teams and propelled the team through two penalty shootouts, including one in the final.
Mbappe won the silver ball award as the second best at the Mundial while Croatia’s Luca Modric won the bronze Award.
Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez won the young player of the tornament award after an impressive tournament by the Benfica lad.
Argentina’s goalie, Emiliano Martinez also scooped the golden gloves awards for his heroics in between the sticks.The goalie saved series of penalties at the mundial.