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WATCH: Benjamin Pavard's screamer against Argentina voted best goal of FIFA World Cup 2018

France defender Pavard's spinning right-foot shot against Argentina in the round of 16 came top out of 18 candidates for the award.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 25, 2018 22:34 IST ]
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France's Benjamin Pavard's goal was voted the best of the 2018 World Cup

One of the best goals the World Cup witnessed, against one of the best nations in the World, Benjamin Pavard's rocket was not just a goal, but an equaliser which helped the Les Blues cause a major upset on the grandest stage of the event. 

Pavard beat Juan Quintero into second place in a fans' online vote to pick the best goal of the World Cup.

France defender Pavard's spinning right-foot shot against Argentina in the round of 16 came top out of 18 candidates for the award.

More than three million votes were logged on FIFA's website, soccer's world governing body said Wednesday. Take a look.

Pavard turned around France's fortunes, minutes after the team trailed for the only time in the tournament. His goal levelled the score at 2-2 before France went on to beat Argentina 4-3. France went on to win the tournament, beating Croatia in the final.

Quintero scored for Colombia with a slow-rolling free-kick under a jumping Japanese wall of defenders in a group-stage game.

Luka Modric's long-range goal for Croatia against Argentina was voted into third place.

France went on to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the second time, adding another star to their crest which was first marked in 1998 when Zidane led France to win their maiden cup. 

(With AP Inputs)

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