[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP]
French captain Paul Pogba
, who plays for Italian champion Juventus and starts for France's senior
national team, won the adidas Golden Ball as the top player at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, ahead of Nicolas Lopez
(Uruguay) and Clifford Aboagye
Pogba anchored the French midfield alongside Sevilla's Geoffrey Kondogbia
. After going 1-1-1 in group play,
France caught fire in the knockout stage with wins over host Turkey (4-1), Uzbekistan (4-0) and Ghana (2-1) en route to the final.
Pogba missed France's 2-1 loss to Spain after picking up
his second yellow card of the tournament in a scuffle with American Benji Joya
. He finished with one goal and one assist for the Bleuets.
(6 goals) won the adidas Golden Boot as the tournament's leading scorer ahead of Portugal's Bruma
(both 5 goals).
Uruguay's Guillermo De Amores
won the adidas Golden Glove as the best goalie.