The World Cup 2014 concluded with Germany rising triumphant against Argentina in the finals, and Netherlands claiming the third place after winning over Brazil. Read on for the full report on the FIFA World Cup 2014 to know more about the winners and runners-up.
The entire tournament was filled with enthusiasm and elation. The FIFA World Cup 2014 witnessed the emergence of some new players, while the experienced ones also made their mark in the competition, as well as committed some mistakes which prevented their team from making it up to the finals.
FIFA awarded the individual accolades to the players for their outstanding performances. An award given to the best player in the tournament was perhaps the toughest competition. Squawka Football broke down the biggest names in the battle based on their offensive ability:
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Here is the complete list of the World Cup 2014 winners:
The FIFA technical committee picked out five players, and the media representatives cast their vote to the player of their preference. The winner and the two runners-up are given the golden, silver and bronze ball respectively.
Here are the winners:
Adidas Golden Ball – Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Adidas Silver Ball – Thomas Muller (Germany)
Adidas Bronze Ball – Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Other nominees included: Neymar (Brazil) and James Rodriguez (Colombia)
The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the highest goals in the World Cup finals. In case of a tie, the award goes to the player with the highest assists.
Here are the winners:
Adidas Golden Boot: James Rodriguez (Colombia) – 6 goals
Adidas Silver Boot: Thomas Muller (Germany) – 5 goals
Adidas Bronze Boot: Neymar (Brazil) – 4 goals
Runners-up: Lionel Messi – 4 goals, Robin van Persie – 4 goals
The Golden Glove is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament, as chosen by the FIFA Technical Study Group.
Winner: Manual Neuer (Germany)
Runners-up: Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) and Sergio Romero (Argentina)
Best Young Player
The Young Player award honors the impact made by young players, under the age of 21 years, in their debut tournament.
Winner: Paul Pogba (France)
Runners-up: Memphis Depay (Netherlands) and Raphaël Varane (France)
FIFA Fair Play Award
The FIFA Fair Play award is given to the teams with the best disciplinary record.
And that’s it for the FIFA World Cup 2014 update. For more entertainment and celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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