Perfect Pavard



Fans have declared Benjamin Pavard's strike against Argentina as the Goal of the Tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After a shortlist of 18 goals and over 3 million fan votes, Pavard's amazing finish against Argentina is declared the Goal of the Tournament. Do you know everything about it?

Clash in Kazan

France-Argentina: Pavard, who watched the EURO 2016 final at a Fan Fest, was facing the South American giants in his first ever knockout stage match at a major tournament.


Argentina shook as the French defender volleyed and scored to make it 2-2. The crucial equaliser was also Pavard's first-ever goal for Les Bleus!

“It’s amazing he managed to hit it like that. Benjamin is a strong character. He got us back into the match."

Blaise Matuidi on his team-mate's superb strike

I was trying to hit it in the direction it came from, which is what the strikers always tell me. When it went in I just felt so happy.

Benjamin Pavard on his wonder-strike

The tide-changing goal helped set France on their way to a 2nd World Cup trophy.

  • France 4-3 Argentina (Round of 16)
  • Uruguay 0-2 France (Quarter-final)
  • France 1-0 Belgium (Semi-final)
  • France 4-2 Croatia (Final)

See the

winning goal!