With the Quarter-Finals drawing to a close and the Semi-Finals knocking on our door, predictions for not only the coveted trophy but also for the Individual Honours have started coming in. So here’s our list of the top 5 contenders for the Golden Ball.

5. Kylian Mbappe (France)

A 180 Million euro move to PSG, 3 Goals in his Debut World Cup and he’s still a teenager. Kylian Mbappe is the Future of football, and the teenager has now proved his credentials at the global stage.  The French forward will have to contribute with assists as well because FIFA looks at all-round performance for this award.

4. Antoine Griezmann (France)

The Atletico Madrid striker has always been consistent for Les Blues, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup hasn’t been any different. With three Goals and one assist, Griezmann has been France’s best player and his performance against Uruguay sealed France’s berth in the Semi-Finals.

3. Harry Kane (England)

Kane is England’s star man and could very well take England to World Cup Glory. Six goals in the Tournament and with at least one more game to go Kane may very well find the net. Watch out for England’s ‘HurriKane’… It may come home after all.

2. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Lukaku has been clinical in every game and has even proven his creativity in the last two games registering an assist and virtually creating Belgium’s crucial winner against Japan with his brilliant movement off the ball. 

1. Eden Hazard (Belgium)

Hazard has been nothing short of brilliant in this World Cup, he’s scored two goals and created two but these numbers don’t tell us the whole story. Hazard has been unselfish, composed and lead from the front, he has completed 20+ dribbles and has pulled the strings for this revolutionary Belgian side.

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