2014 FIFA World Cup awards

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The following article outlines the awards for the 2014 FIFA World Cup played in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:[1][2]

Golden Ball

The adidas Golden Ball is given to the outstanding player at the FIFA World Cup. The players who finish second and third are given the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball respectively.[3]

On 11 July 2014, the FIFA Technical Study Group announced the ten-player shortlist for the Golden Ball award.[4]

Golden Boot

The adidas Golden Boot is given to the top goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup. If two or more players are tied on goals, the ranking is decided by the number of assists. If still tied, the players who played the least minutes are ranked first. The players who finish second and third are given the Silver Boot and Bronze Boot respectively.[5]

The top ten players were as follows:[6]

Rank Player Goals Assists Minutes played
1 Colombia James Rodríguez 6 2 399'
2 Germany Thomas Müller 5 3 682'
3 Brazil Neymar 4 1 457'
4 Argentina Lionel Messi 4 1 693'
5 Netherlands Robin van Persie 4 0 548'
6 France Karim Benzema 3 2 450'
7 Germany André Schürrle 3 1 244'
8 Netherlands Arjen Robben 3 1 690'
9 Ecuador Enner Valencia 3 0 270'
10 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri 3 0 387'

Golden Glove

The adidas Golden Glove is given to the most outstanding goalkeeper at the FIFA World Cup.[7]

On 11 July 2014, the FIFA Technical Study Group announced the three-player shortlist for the Golden Glove award.[8]

Best Young Player

The Hyundai Young Player Award is given to the most outstanding young player at the FIFA World Cup.[9] Players must be at most 21 years old to receive the award; for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, they must be born on or after 1 January 1993.

On 11 July 2014, the FIFA Technical Study Group announced the three-player shortlist for the Young Player award.[10]

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

The FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team with the tournament’s best disciplinary record. Only teams that reach the knockout phase are eligible.[11]

Man of the Match

Man of the Match trophy.

The Budweiser Man of the Match was given to the best player of each match. It was decided by popular voting online, through FIFA's website, Twitter, and FIFA's mobile phone application.[12]

By match

Day Stage Team 1 Result Team 2 Man of the Match[13]
12 June
First round of group stage matches
Group A Brazil  3–1  Croatia Brazil Neymar
13 June
Mexico  1–0  Cameroon Mexico Giovani dos Santos
Group B Spain  1–5  Netherlands Netherlands Robin van Persie
Chile  3–1  Australia Chile Alexis Sánchez
14 June
Group C Colombia  3–0  Greece Colombia James Rodríguez
Ivory Coast  2–1  Japan Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
Group D Uruguay  1–3  Costa Rica Costa Rica Joel Campbell
England  1–2  Italy Italy Mario Balotelli
15 June
Group E Switzerland   2–1  Ecuador Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri
France  3–0  Honduras France Karim Benzema
Group F Argentina  2–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina Argentina Lionel Messi
16 June
Iran  0–0  Nigeria Nigeria John Obi Mikel
Group G Germany  4–0  Portugal Germany Thomas Müller
Ghana  1–2  United States United States Clint Dempsey
17 June
Group H Belgium  2–1  Algeria Belgium Kevin De Bruyne
Russia  1–1  South Korea South Korea Son Heung-min
Second round of group stage matches
Group A Brazil  0–0  Mexico Mexico Guillermo Ochoa
18 June
Cameroon  0–4  Croatia Croatia Mario Mandžukić
Group B Spain  0–2  Chile Chile Eduardo Vargas
Australia  2–3  Netherlands Netherlands Arjen Robben
19 June
Group C Colombia  2–1  Ivory Coast Colombia James Rodríguez
Japan  0–0  Greece Japan Keisuke Honda
Group D Uruguay  2–1  England Uruguay Luis Suárez
20 June
Italy  0–1  Costa Rica Costa Rica Bryan Ruiz
Group E Switzerland   2–5  France France Karim Benzema
Honduras  1–2  Ecuador Ecuador Enner Valencia
21 June
Group F Argentina  1–0  Iran Argentina Lionel Messi
Nigeria  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Nigeria Peter Odemwingie
Group G Germany  2–2  Ghana Germany Mario Götze
22 June
United States  2–2  Portugal United States Tim Howard
Group H Belgium  1–0  Russia Belgium Eden Hazard
South Korea  2–4  Algeria Algeria Islam Slimani
23 June
Third round of group stage matches
Group A Cameroon  1–4  Brazil Brazil Neymar
Croatia  1–3  Mexico Mexico Rafael Márquez
Group B Australia  0–3  Spain Spain David Villa
Netherlands  2–0  Chile Netherlands Arjen Robben
24 June
Group C Japan  1–4  Colombia Colombia Jackson Martínez
Greece  2–1  Ivory Coast Greece Georgios Samaras
Group D Italy  0–1  Uruguay Italy Gianluigi Buffon
Costa Rica  0–0  England Costa Rica Keylor Navas
25 June
Group E Honduras  0–3   Switzerland Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri
Ecuador  0–0  France Ecuador Alexander Domínguez
Group F Nigeria  2–3  Argentina Argentina Lionel Messi
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–1  Iran Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko
26 June
Group G United States  0–1  Germany Germany Thomas Müller
Portugal  2–1  Ghana Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Group H South Korea  0–1  Belgium Belgium Jan Vertonghen
Algeria  1–1  Russia Algeria Islam Slimani
27 June
Rest day
28 June
Knockout stage matches
Round of 16 Brazil  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
 Chile Brazil Júlio César
Colombia  2–0  Uruguay Colombia James Rodríguez
29 June
Netherlands  2–1  Mexico Mexico Guillermo Ochoa
Costa Rica  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
 Greece Costa Rica Keylor Navas
30 June
France  2–0  Nigeria France Paul Pogba
Germany  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Algeria Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi
1 July
Argentina  1–0 (a.e.t.)   Switzerland Argentina Lionel Messi
Belgium  2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States United States Tim Howard
2 July
Rest days
3 July
4 July
Quarter-finals Brazil  2–1  Colombia Brazil David Luiz
France  0–1  Germany Germany Mats Hummels
5 July
Netherlands  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
 Costa Rica Costa Rica Keylor Navas
Argentina  1–0  Belgium Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín
6 July
Rest days
7 July
8 July
Semi-finals Brazil  1–7  Germany Germany Toni Kroos
9 July
Netherlands  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 pen.)
 Argentina Argentina Sergio Romero
10 July
Rest days
11 July
12 July
Third place match Brazil  0–3  Netherlands Netherlands Arjen Robben
13 July
Final Germany  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina Germany Mario Götze

Multiple winners

Player Awards Matches played
Argentina Lionel Messi 4 7
Costa Rica Keylor Navas 3 5
Netherlands Arjen Robben 3 7
Colombia James Rodríguez 3 5
France Karim Benzema 2 5
Germany Mario Götze 2 6
United States Tim Howard 2 4
Germany Thomas Müller 2 7
Brazil Neymar 2 5
Mexico Guillermo Ochoa 2 4
Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri 2 4
Algeria Islam Slimani 2 4

All-Star Team

The Castrol Index that evaluated player performances through statistical data finished with the following players leading each position (Toni Kroos was the overall leader):[14]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Germany Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Argentina Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
Germany Mats Hummels (Germany)
Brazil Thiago Silva (Brazil)
Netherlands Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands)

Brazil Oscar (Brazil)
Germany Toni Kroos (Germany)
Germany Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Colombia James Rodríguez (Colombia)

Netherlands Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Germany Thomas Müller (Germany)

Dream Team

The Dream Team consisted of the following players, there is a substitute for each position.[15]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards Manager

Germany Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Brazil Marcelo (Brazil)
Germany Mats Hummels (Germany)
Brazil Thiago Silva (Brazil)
Brazil David Luiz (Brazil)

Argentina Ángel Di María (Argentina)
Germany Toni Kroos (Germany)
Colombia James Rodríguez (Colombia)

Brazil Neymar (Brazil)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Germany Thomas Müller (Germany)

Germany Joachim Löw (Germany)

Prize money

The total prize money on offer for the tournament was confirmed by FIFA as US$576 million (including payments of US$70 million to domestic clubs), a 37 percent increase from the amount allocated in the 2010 tournament.[16] Before the tournament, each of the 32 entrants received US$1.5 million for preparation costs. At the tournament, the prize money was distributed as follows:

Goal of the Tournament

The Goal of the Tournament (presented by Sony) was decided by online voting. A total 15 goals were in the shortlist as selected by FIFA.com:[17]

On 21 July 2014, FIFA announced that after more than four million votes, Colombian player James Rodríguez's first goal against Uruguay was named as goal of the tournament.[18]

Rank[19] Date Player Match (score after goal)
1 28 June 2014 Colombia James Rodríguez Colombia 2–0 Uruguay (1–0)
2 13 June 2014 Netherlands Robin van Persie Netherlands 5–1 Spain (1–1)
3 24 June 2014 Colombia James Rodríguez Colombia 4–1 Japan (4–1)
4 13 July 2014 Germany Mario Götze Germany 1–0 Argentina (1–0)
5 4 July 2014 Brazil David Luiz Brazil 2–1 Colombia (2–0)
6 18 June 2014 Australia Tim Cahill Australia 2–3 Netherlands (1–1)
7 23 June 2014 Spain David Villa Spain 3–0 Australia (1–0)
8 15 June 2014 Argentina Lionel Messi Argentina 2–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina (2–0)
9 25 June 2014 Argentina Lionel Messi Argentina 3–2 Nigeria (2–1)
10 25 June 2014 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland 3–0 Honduras (1–0)
11 8 July 2014 Germany André Schürrle Germany 7–1 Brazil (7–0)
12 5 July 2014 Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín Argentina 1–0 Belgium (1–0)
13 14 June 2014 Italy Claudio Marchisio Italy 2–1 England (1–0)
14 20 June 2014 Switzerland Granit Xhaka Switzerland 2–5 France (2–5)
15 16 June 2014 Ghana André Ayew Ghana 1–2 United States (1–1)

See also


  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Awards". FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "Messi heralded as Brazil 2014's best". FIFA.com. 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – adidas Golden Ball". FIFA.com. 
  4. ^ "adidas Golden Ball candidates announced". FIFA.com. 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – adidas Golden Boot". FIFA.com. 
  6. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – adidas Golden Boot – Ranking". FIFA.com. 
  7. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – adidas Golden Glove". FIFA.com. 
  8. ^ "Finalists in contention for Golden Glove". FIFA.com. 11 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Hyundai Young Player Award". FIFA.com. 
  10. ^ "Depay, Pogba and Varane make up Hyundai Young Player Award shortlist". FIFA.com. 11 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Fair Play Award". FIFA.com. 
  12. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Man of the Match – Rules". FIFA.com. 
  13. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Man of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Castrol Index Top 11". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Dream Team winners earn Sony prizes". FIFA.com. 
  16. ^ "World Cup money pot increased to $576m". reuters.com. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup – Goal of the Tournament". FIFA.com. 
  18. ^ "Rodriguez volley named Goal of the Tournament". FIFA.com. 21 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Goal of the tournament". FIFA.com. 21 July 2014. 

External links

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