The 34-year-old forward and US National Women’s Team captain Megan Rapinoe led the FIFA Women’s World Cup special awardees after leading her team to their second straight World Cup title earlier this year in France.
It was all pride and historic feats for the women who put on their hearts and performed their best to be recognized as the best women footballers in the quadrennial football world championships, the alter-ego of the FIFA World Cup where France won last year in the men’s world cup.
The outstanding individual performers according to reports from Korea’s top sports betting site, 안전놀이터 were Rapinoe, Lucy Bronze, Alex Morgan, Ellen White, Sari Van Veenendaal, and Rose Lavelle.
According to the veteran forward Rapinoe who bagged the Adidas Golden Ball award or the best player of the tournament, she feels like she is the mother of the US women’s national team and watching her teammates share their success in the recent FIFA World Cup is like watching her own little girls grow. For Rapinoe, it was the most memorable FIFA Women’s World Cup for her after she paid tribute to her teammates ahead of their finals match against the Netherlands. She proved that despite her age, she stayed motivated even though she already reaped a lot of success in her career, especially that getting old in football is not easy where she has to maintain her overall physique and performance despite the difficulty maintaining it. She scored a total of six goals and assisted three, enough to name her the Golden Boot player awardee.
Bronze meanwhile of England reminded of her campaign in Canada in 2015 where her team made a run to the semi-finals in a set of exciting matches while there is some exceptional performance from her. The right-back and part of the main defensive line of the English women’s squad, she went on for 381 total minutes without being substituted in her campaign in the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup where she also posed a great defense against the world’s best female forwards.
Rapinoe’s teammate, Lavelle snatched the Bronze Ball Award as football experts described her as the phenom in women’s football after her breakthrough performance. Even her coach, the outgoing US Women’s National Football Team head coach Jill Ellis said that Lavelle has a very bright future ahead of her. The midfielder was simply amazing in her performance after she scored a brace against Thailand and stood her ground against Sweden in the group stage and her unforgettable performance against England in the semi-final match.
Morgan, Rapinoe’s partner and considered to be her duo in the US women’s national team bagged the silver boot award. Everyone had eyes on her after she almost extended her fourth five-goal streak against Thailand in the opening match where she was one goal shy of extending that streak and become the first player to achieve such feat.
The Bronze Boot award went to Ellen White of England who scored six goals in her entire campaign while the Golden Glove award went to the Netherland’s Sari Van Veenendaal. This exceptional goalkeeper became the finalist’s biggest asset in their journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals where they faced the eventual champions, US National Women’s Team. The FIFA Young Player Award was given to Germany’s Giulia Gwinn while the FIFA Fair Play Award was handed to France.