The Qatar World Cup 2022 might be over, but the fans are yet to come out of the celebratory zone. Meanwhile, FIFA has announced the best goal of the tournament based on audience voting. The Brazilian forward Richarlison seals the award for his spectacular bicycle kick against Serbia in the group stages.
Richarlison’s sensational scissor kick voted as the goal of the tournament
It was the opening game for the five-time world champions against Serbia. His stunning strike came in the 73rd minute of the game and ended in a 2-0 victory.
FIFA declared the strike had been voted as the goal of the tournament by fans all across the globe, even passing the likes of Neymar Mbappe to the award.
Richarlison had a lot of work to do after receiving the ball from a Vinicious Jr. cross with his back to goal in the box. The Tottenham attacker flicked the ball above with his first touch and then connected with a sensational bicycle kick straight into the bottom corner, defeating the Serbian keeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic. It was his second goal in the match.
He even scored an outstanding team goal in his side’s 4-1 win against South Korea in the round of 16.
Beats Neymar’s staggering goal against Croatia and Mbappe’s volley in the finals
Richarlison’s teammate Neymar scored a stunning goal in the next game in the quarterfinals against Croatia. It was even regarded as the best of the tournament by many. The Croatians ultimately equaled the scores as the match got into a penalty shootout, and they crashed out Brazil from the tournament.
For some, Mbappe’s volley in the finals to equal the score 2-2 against Argentina could be among the best picks for best goal nomination.
Richarlison was praised by BBC pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for his stunning bicycle kick. The former called his technique ‘incredible’ to score the goal.