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18 October 2018


Pavard’s stunner voted Goal of 2018 FIFA World Cup

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The stunner by the French national football team’s defender, Benjamin Pavard, in a Last 16 game against Argentina was voted as the best goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the FIFA press office announced on Wednesday.

Axar.az informs citing TASS.

"The goal selected by FIFA.com users was France's equalizer against Argentina in the Round of 16, which levelled the game at 2-2 as Les Bleus went on to record a 4-3 victory in Kazan and booked their place in the quarter-finals," the press office said.

The online poll involved over three million FIFA.com users who casted their votes.

This summer Russia hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a remarkable opening show at Luzhniki Stadium on the evening of June 14 and ended with a spectacular final match, played also at the Luzhniki Stadium, where France confidently defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the much-coveted World Cup Trophy.

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The national football team of hosts Russia managed to make it to the quarterfinals stage of this world championship, where Croatia edged them out in a 4-3 penalty shootout win on July 7 at the Fisht Arena in Sochi.

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2018.07.25 / 21:55
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