Prestigious awards won at the World Cup

Emiliano Martinez (centre) was awarded with the goalkeeper of the tournament

Prestigious awards won at the World Cup

Fabian Simiyu 06:57 - 19.12.2022

Argentina are the current world champions after dethroning France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Several awards were presented to players on the last day of the tournament after the Argentina versus France match at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

The awards are usually a symbol of hard work and perseverance throughout the whole tournament, especially for the cup winners.

World Cup winners

Lionel Messi of PSG led Argentina to dethrone France as the world Champions after beating them through the post match penalties in Qatar.

Lionel Messi of Argentina lifts the World Cup trophy on December 18, 2022.

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The match saw the two countries go into extra time before Emiliano Martinez of Argentina carried the day after proving that he is a skilled penalty handler.

FIFA Young Player Award

Enzo Fernandez of Argentina is the current holder of the FIFA Young Player Award and this was confirmed a few minutes after the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament t the Lusail Stadium.

Enzo Fernandez of Argentina on December 18, 2022.

The youngster plays for Benfica and he was given the award after playing a starring role for Argentina in the midfield, especially in the knock out stages.

Golden Glove trophy

Emiliano Martinez of Argentina and Aston Villa enjoyed this whole tournament no wonder he was awarded the prestigious Golden Glove trophy by FIFA.

Emiliano Martinez on December 18, 2022.

The Argentine stopper helped save two spot kicks for his nation against the Netherlands and France. Both situations have now seen his country lift the golden trophy in Qatar.

Golden Ball

Lionel Messi of Argentina defied all odds to lift the coveted Golden Ball trophy in Qatar after displaying great performances throughout the whole tournament.

Lionel Messi of Argentina on December 18, 2022.

Messi will be heading back to Argentina with the World Cup trophy and the Golden Ball trophy. It was simply the best way to end the 'GOAT' debate.

Golden Boot trophy

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe were locked up in the Golden Boot race but Mbappe of France emerged as the winner after finishing the tournament with 8 goals.

Kylian Mbappe of France on December 18, 2022.

Mbappe scored a hat trick in the finals to win the prestigious award. The youngster will be going home a sd man after failing to clinch the World Cup.