Team and player of the tournament

orlandinho

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#41
I would give player of the tournament to Varane. None of the offensive players has consistently performed at this tournament, whereas the French defense (and effective tactics) has won them the World Cup. Also, I thought Varane was outstanding in the semifinal against Belgium, when they sent cross after cross into the box and he seemed to head them all out.

No idea how Griezmann was voted into third place. He seemed to have a rather unremarkable World Cup. Worked hard for the team and scored penalties, similar to Kane. I think Pog a or Kante Haftung more influence on the French team.
 

SpursAddict

winners never quit and quitters never win
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#42
Is that your opinion? If so - Lukaku?
Opinion. I just think he held the ball up well, bullied defenders and brought the best out of hazard and co. which really helped Belgium. I still think Kane is a better player than him, probably the best in the world, but I don't think the England team brings out his best qualities, he's had to change his style of play to help out.
Just my two cents for what its worth.
 

rabbikeane

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#45
Does anybody know when the team of the tournament is announced?
Think they've stopped having an official team of the tournament.
In stead there was a vote on FIFA.com last time, and also official sponsor Castrol announced a team using statistical data.
 
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#47
Lloris

trippier
vertonghen
sanchez
alderweirald
rose

dier
moussa dembele

alli
eriksen

kane

subs
son
modric
chadli
corluka
paulinho

player of tournament: kane
goal of tournament: chadli
young player of tournament: alli

Its a solid first 11 that finished in the top 4 except sanchez. Lost in the semi finals but these things happen.
 

archiewasking

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#48
Cheryshev and Laxalt really impressed me. Also Pavard and Varane. Little Luka and Hazard can't be separated for me. Agree Mbappe for young player. I know Hugo had his mare moment in the final, but the game was won at that point. Some of the saves he pulled off earlier in the tournament were awesome, so I would still give it to him as best keeper.
 
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