Benjamin Pavard's beautiful strike for France in their round of 16 victory over Argentina at the World Cup has been voted the best goal of the tournament in Russia. The 4-3 match between France and is arguably the match of the tournament.
The 22 year old defender, who showed superb technique to fire into the top corner, received the most votes cast by three million fans on the Fifa website. "I didn't even think about it. I just tried to get over it and keep it down," Pavard said after the game. "The ball bounced up as it came to me. I was trying to hit it in the direction it came from, which is what the strikers always tell me. When the ball went in I just felt so happy,” he added.
France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final to win the trophy for the second time. Juan Quintero's clever free-kick for Colombia in their group stage loss to Japan came second. While Luka Modric's brilliant long-range strike for Croatia in their Group D win over Argentina was third.