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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 – News – Lewandowski named tournament’s best player

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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 - News - Lewandowski named tournament’s best player
  • Robert Lewandowski wins adidas Golden Ball award
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac takes residence adidas Silver Ball, Joshua Kimmich takes bronze
  • Al Duhail SC win FIFA Fair Play Award

Following FC Bayern München’s triumph on the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™ due to a 1-0 victory over Tigres UANL within the ultimate, the Technical Study Group (TSG) named Robert Lewandowski because the tournament’s best player. The Best FIFA Men’s Player’s excellent performances in Qatar earned him the adidas Golden Ball. FIFA.com rounds up the winners of the person awards on the competitors.

adidas Golden Ball: Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München)

Not solely is Lewandowski the best player on the earth, he was additionally the best on the Club World Cup. The Polish striker registered a brace within the 2-0 semi-ultimate win over Al Ahly SC, and it was his header that teed up group-mate Benjamin Pavard to attain the one objective of the sport within the ultimate towards Tigres UANL. On high of that, the 32-yr-previous obtained the Alibaba Cloud Match Award in each video games. “We were determined to win,” stated a jubilant Lewandowski after the ultimate whistle. “At half-time I stated that we have to get crosses into the field, and that’s how the objective arrived. It’s improbable.”

The ahead could not have scored within the ultimate, however his file this season stays astonishing: Lewandowski has averaged 1.03 targets per recreation (29 in 28 appearances). Yet even that’s nonetheless a way behind his unbelievable return of 1.17 targets per recreation final season.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Tigres UANL - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020

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adidas Silver Ball: Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres UANL)

The Concacaf Champions League winners scored three targets at this match, all of which got here from Gignac. The Frenchman struck twice within the second spherical as Tigres got here from behind towards Ulsan Hyundai FC, and scored the one objective of the sport within the semi-finals. He very practically added a fourth within the ultimate, however his header after 23 seconds was deflected narrowly huge of the submit. Nevertheless, Gignac’s targets earned him the highest scorer’s prize, in addition to two Alibaba Cloud Match Awards.

The striker has now registered ten targets in his final ten aggressive outings, and has been on the scoresheet in six of his final seven.

Andre-Pierre Gignac of Tigres UANL poses with the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 adidas silver ball trophy 

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adidas Bronze Ball: Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München)

Kimmich is among the key gamers in one of many best groups on the earth, and he underlined his qualities once more in Qatar. From his place in defensive midfield he set the tone for Bayern in each of their video games, and had a protracted-distance objective disallowed for offside within the ultimate. “We fought really hard for this title,” he stated afterwards. “Our objective right from the off was to win this title. Now we’ve done it. We won it for everyone who couldn’t be with us today.”

Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern Muenchen poses with the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 adidas bronze ball trophy 

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FIFA Fair Play Award: Al Duhail SC (Qatar)

Hosts Al Duhail SC took residence the FIFA Fair Play Award. The Qataris performed two video games on the match, as they got a 3-0 first-spherical win towards Auckland City as a result of fixture being forfeited. Coach Sabri Lamouchi’s facet misplaced 1-0 to eventual third-place finishers Al Ahly SC within the second spherical, however resulted in fifth place after defeating Ulsan Hyundai FC 3-1 three days later.

Almoez Ali of Al Duhail SC celebrates with teammate Ali Afif 

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