The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been thrilling to watch, and we’re only a few days away from finding out who will be crowned champions.
While some teams have crashed out of the competition, others have made it to the final and are still in contention for that coveted trophy.
Some players graced the scenes with MOTM performances that deserved recognition, so we took a look at some players with the most MOTM awards in FIFA World Cup 2022:
Morocco’s success at the 2022 World Cup was a major surprise, and goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was a big reason behind it.
The North African nation not only made it past the group stages alongside Croatia, Belgium, and Canada but also became the first African country to reach the semifinals.
Bounou was a key part of their success, with his Man of the Match moment coming in their shocking win over Spain. He made two saves at penalties as his team beat La Roja 2-1 to progress.
Morocco exited the World Cup, having conceded only three goals.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup saw some incredible agoalkeeper performances, including Bounou and Livakovic.
While Bounou stole the show with penalty saves against Japan and Brazil, Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was no less impressive.
Livakovic showed his prowess by making three penalty saves against Japan in a must-win game for Croatia, who had lost both of their previous games at the World Cup.
He continued his heroic saves against Brazil while saving the last penalty to secure Croatia’s spot in the semis. He won two MOTM awards for his performances against Japan and Brazil.
Luka Modric is an unsung hero of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 37-year-old midfielder has shown that he is timeless at Russia’s greatest sporting stage. Before his exit at the semifinals, Modric had won three Man of the Match awards.
Modric is one of the most underrated midfielders of this generation, but his performances at this year’s World Cup have brought him back into the limelight. He is a player who constantly puts in 100% and is always ready to run for 90 minutes.
Kylian Mbappe’s World Cup campaign could have been better than it was. But he has still managed to impress with his performances, which is why he’s on this list.
Mbappe started his campaign with a brace in their 4-1 win over Australia, showing that he can carry his form from the previous World Cup to this one. He also showed up in their clash against Denmark, with two goals securing France a Round of 16 finish.
Mbappe is set to take home the Golden Boot with five goals in his bag.
Lionel Messi showed his class again at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Argentinean led his team to victory in the group stages and was a key member of the squad that made it to the finals.
His best performance of the tournament came against Croatia, where he scored an astonishing goal and made an assist in Argentina’s win.
He has four awards as Man of the Match at international tournaments, leading all players in history.