Benjamin Pavard’s sumptuous strike for France against Argentina has been voted as the top goal of the World Cup.
More than three million votes from fans on FIFA’s website gave the nod to Pavard over Juan Quintero’s free kick against Japan.
Pavard levelled the round-of-16 game for France against Argentina by striking the ball with the outside of his foot from distance, and the ball curled into the net.
France went on to beat Argentina 4-3. And France went on to win the World Cup, beating Croatia in the final.
Reacting to the vote, Pavard wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, July 25, 2018:
“Proud, honoured, and always a little hard to believe. Thank you all for your posts”.
Quintero’s goal was voted in second place. It came from a slow-rolling free kick under a jumping Japanese wall of defenders in the group stage.
Luka Modric’s long-range goal for Croatia against Argentina in the group stage was voted into third place.