The FIFA World Cup final is a truly global event and will be one of the most-watched sporting events across the world. With 62 games now done and dusted, just two matches are yet to be played at the World Cup in Qatar: the third-place playoff between Croatia and Morocco on Saturday, and then the small matter of the final itself between Argentina and defending champions France 24 hours later at Lusail Stadium Qatar.
Who Will Lift The Trophy?
Argentina 🆚 France
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The fans of Football are looking forward to a grueling contest as both nations take a shot at winning the title for the third time in the history of the tournament. For the unversed, Argentina won the coveted trophy in 1978 and 1986 while France achieved glory in 1998 and 2018.
What’s The Prize Money?
The winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 final as reported will get a whopping $42 million in prizes while the runner-up will earn $30 million. The finalists will cherish $72 million in winnings. Meanwhile, third-placed team will be given $27 million and the fourth-placed team will win $25 million.
Who Will Win The Golden Boot, Golden Glove and Golden Ball?
The Golden Boot
The Golden Boot is awarded to the top goal scorer at the World Cup. It is primarily decided on the total number of goals scored by an individual player at the tournament, but should there be any level-pegging at the summit come the close of play then the award is settled using tiebreaker criteria: first assists, then the fewest minutes played.
The Golden Glove
The Golden Glove is bestowed upon the best performing goalkeeper at the World Cup, with some huge names winning in the past — including Oliver Kahn, Iker Casillas, Manuel Neuer, Gianluigi Buffon — since the inaugural award in 1994.
The Golden Ball
The Golden Ball is bestowed upon the best player at the World Cup and again features a more subjective selection process, with select members of the global media voting on a shortlist of contenders drawn up by the FIFA technical committee.
Who are the World Cup favorites?
As implied by the latest bookmakers’ odds.