FIFA has announced that Richarlison has won the World Cup goal of the tournament.
Tottenham’s Brazil star, 25, was enjoying a stellar tournament for the Samba Boys as he hit the net three times.
The striker helped score a brace in his country’s 2-0 win over Serbia in their first group game.
He also scored in the 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16.
But it was his outrageous overhead kick against the Serbs that saw him make his compatriot Neymar and Frenchman Kylian Mbappe the tournament’s top scorer.
His magic moment came after he had already reacted first after a shot from Vinicius Jr. to hit the rebound home just after the hour mark.
But 11 minutes later he doubled his tally for the night in stunning fashion.
Vinicius crossed into the box and Richarlison did the rest by pulling himself up before acrobaticly spinning to deliver an outrageous shot into the corner behind Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
This led to many supporters tipping him to win the Puskas Award.
For now, though, he can take solace in receiving that accolade, despite ultimately suffering penal pain in the quarter-finals against Croatia that he and Brazil suffered.
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Neymar scored a brilliant goal in extra time before Bruno Petkovic equalized to set up a penalty shootout.
Many believed Paris Saint-Germain’s marvelous display would make a strong contender – but even more believed Mbappe’s volley against Argentina would be as unstoppable as the striker’s smash.
The Frenchman had just pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before immediately thundering home a volley to make it 2-2 and sent the World Cup final into extra time.
He would make history by securing his hat-trick – but ultimately it was Argentina who won the penalty shootout and were crowned world champions.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6977850/world-cup-goal-tournament-richarlison-bicycle-kick-brazil/ The tournament’s World Cup goal is revealed as Richarlison’s overhead kick wins the prize while Mbappe and Neymar are snubbed