World Cup 2018 awards: Winners of Golden Ball, Golden Boot and Golden Glove announced after France victory

Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award (Image: Getty Images Europe)

(MIRROR Online) – Luka Modric has been named as the best player of this summer’s World Cup after the Croatia star picked up the Golden Ball award.

The Real Madrid midfielder ended up on the losing side in Sunday’s final as France won 4-2.

But he was recognised for his contribution to his side’s run to the showpiece which included knockout victories over Denmark, Russia and England.

Belgium’s Eden Hazard was second and Antoine Griezmann, who lifted the World Cup trophy, was in third place.

England’s Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award after finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, despite Gareth Southgate’s side’s semi-final defeat by Croatia.

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