World Cup players, coaches and captains
June 14-July 15, 2018 -- The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia gets underway. German coach Joachim Löw could become only the second national team coach to retain the World Cup in consecutive tournaments. Italian manager Vittorio Pozzo, who led “Gli Azzurri” to victory in both 1934 and 1938, is the only man to date to have achieved the feat.
FIFA now awards five accolades for each World Cup tournament:
Golden Ball: Awarded to best player in the tournament.
Golden Boot: Top goalscorer.
Golden Glove: Best goalkeeper.
Best Young Player: Best player aged 21 or under.
FIFA Fair Play Trophy: Awarded to team that advanced to second round with best record of fair play.