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2023 FIFA U17 World Cup Awards

Following an incredible tournament in Indonesia, FIFA handed out individual awards after Germany’s U17 World Cup triumph.

Adidas Golden Ball: Paris Brunner, Germany

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German starlet Paris Brunner was crowned player of the tournament following a stellar individual campaign.

The winger netted five goals throughout including a brace in the semi-final and one in the final, Brunner was absolutely vital to Germany being crowned champions.

Adidas Silver Ball: Hamidou Makalou, Mali

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Mali’s Makalou was outstanding in a historic run for his country, as they defeated Argentina to take home the bronze medal.

The midfielder scored an excellent solo goal in the third-place play-off and his performances were recognised with the Silver Ball award.

Adidas Bronze Ball: Mathis Amagou

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Despite his nation losing out in the final, Frenchman Amagou took home the Bronze Ball following some outstanding performances from midfield.

Amagou netted the goal that sent the final to penalties after 85 minutes but unfortunately for France, they couldn’t get it done in the shootout.

Adidas Golden Boot: Agustin Ruberto

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The Argentinian sensation netted eight goals in his nation’s run to the semi-final and was excellent throughout their campaign.

The forward scored a hat trick in their semi-final with Germany which included at 97th minute equaliser but Argentina lost out on penalties.

Adidas Silver Boot: Ibrahim Diarra

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Mali’s Diarra was directly involved in half of his team’s goals in the tournament with five goals and four assists in seven games.

The striker captained his country to a third-place finish and led by example with his enormous contribution.

Adidas Bronze Boot: Claudio Echeverri

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Argentina’s captain lit up the tournament with his outstanding performances and along with Ruberto, was pivotal to their run in the U17 World Cup.

The number 10 scored five times and provided two assists, including a quarter-final hat trick against fellow South American side Brazil.

Adidas Golden Glove: Paul Argney

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Argney was by far the standout goalkeeper from the campaign as France kept five consecutive clean sheets in their run to the final.

The Frenchman conceded just three goals in the whole tournament and save two penalties in their final shootout with Germany.

FIFA Fair Play Award: England

England were recognised by FIFA for their exemplary behaviour and conduct throughout the tournament.

Despite them only making it as far as the round of 16, the award is a great show of respect to some compassionate young professionals.

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