World Cup 2022, Messi best player and Mbappé top scorer

The stars of Argentina and France awarded after the final

Leo Messi was awarded as the best player of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The number 10 of world champion Argentina thus gives himself double recognition. The title of best scorer goes instead to the French Kylian Mbappé with 8 goals, club mate at PSG. The award for the best young player goes to the Argentine Enzo Fernandez, born in 2001 as a Benfica midfielder. The one of the best goalkeeper is always Argentinian, Emiliano Martinez, extreme defender of Aston Villa.

Mbappe became the youngest player to score 12 World Cup goals with the three, but not enough, goals scored in the final. The attacker gave Les Bleus hope again from the penalty spot in the 80th minute, before countering with an extraordinary volley for a provisional 2-2 draw. In extra time, another penalty for 3-3. With 12 World Cup goals on aggregate, Mbappe is the youngest player to reach double figures in the final tournament – 23 years, 363 days – breaking Gerd Muller’s record (24 years, 226 days). The Paris Saint-Germain star also became the fifth player in the event’s history to score in two finals. Mbappé also became the all-time leading goalscorer in a World Cup final and the second to score a hat-trick in the final since Geoff Hurst in 1966.