2022 Football World Cup Man of the Match Winners | List of MOTM awards at FIFA WC 2022

By Soccer Blog | Dec 17, 2022

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Here is a look at the Man of the Match winners from all games at the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup held in Qatar in November and December 2022.

Last updated after Argentina v France final (MOTM Messi) on December 18, 2022.

Who won the most Man of the Match awards at the 2022 World Cup?

It is Lionel Messi who has been MOTM in 5 of Argentina’s 7 games (v Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, Croatia and France). Kylian Mbappe was Match of the Match three times


Argentina vs France 3-3 (4-2 on penalties) MOTM Lionel Messi

Third Place

Croatia vs Morocco 2-1 (Man of the Match Josko Gvardiol)

Semi final MOTM

France vs Morocco 2-0 (Man of the Match Antoine Griezmann)
Argentina vs Croatia 3-0 (Man of the Match Lionel Messi)

2022 WC Quarterfinal MOTM Winners

England vs France 1-2 (Olivier Giroud)
Morocco vs Portugal 1-0 (Yassine Bounou)
Netherlands vs Argentina 2-2 (3-4 on penalties) Lionel Messi
Croatia vs Brazil 1-1 (4-2 on penalties) Dominik Livakovic

Round of 16 FWC Man of the Match Winners 2022

Portugal vs Switzerland 6-1 (Goncalo Ramos)
Morocco vs Spain 0-0 (3-0 on penalties) Yassine Bounou
Brazil vs South Korea 4-1 (Neymar Jr)
Japan vs Croatia 1-1 (1-3 on penalties) Dominik Livakovic
England vs Senegal 3-0 (Harry Kane)
France vs Poland 3-1 (Kylian Mbappe)
Argentina vs Australia 2-1 (Lionel Messi)
Netherlands vs USA 3-1 (Denzel Dumfries)

Group Stages 2022 World Cup Man of the Match List

Uruguay vs South Korea 0-0 (Federico Valverde)
Portugal vs Ghana 3-2 (Cristiano Ronaldo)
South Korea vs Ghana 2-3 (Mohammad Kudus)
Portugal vs Uruguay 2-0 (Bruno Fernandes)
Ghana vs Uruguay 0-2 (Giorgian de Arrascaeta)
South Korea vs Portugal 2-1 (Hwang Hee-chan)

Switzerland vs Cameroon 1-0 (Yann Sommer)
Brazil vs Serbia 2-0 (Richarlison)
Cameroon vs Serbia 3-3 (Vincent Aboubakar)
Brazil vs Switzerland 1-0 (Casemiro)
Serbia vs Switzerland 2-3 (Granit Xhaka)
Cameroon vs Brazil 1-0 (Devis Epassy)

Morocco vs Croatia 0-0 (Luka Modric)
Belgium vs Canada 1-0 (Kevin de Bruyne)
Belgium vs Morocco 0-2 (Hakim Ziyech)
Croatia vs Canada 4-1 (Andrej Kramaric)
Croatia vs Belgium 0-0 (Luka Modric)
Canada vs Morocco 1-2 (Achraf Hakimi)

Germany vs Japan 1-2 (Shiuchi Gonda)
Spain vs Costa Rica 7-0 (Gavi)
Japan vs Costa Rica 0-1 (Keysher Fuller)
Spain vs Germany 1-1 (Alvaro Morata)
Japan vs Spain 2-1 (Ao Tanaka)
Costa Rica vs Germany 2-4 (Kai Havertz)

Denmark vs Tunisia 0-0 (Aissa Laidouni)
France vs Australia 4-1 (Kylian Mbappe)
Tunisia vs Australia 0-1 (Mitchell Duke)
France vs Denmark 2-1 (Kylian Mbappe)
Australia vs Denmark 1-0 (Mathew Leckie)
Tunisia v France 1-0 (Wahbi Khazri)

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 1-2 (Mohammed Al-Owais)
Mexico vs Poland 0-0 (Guillermo Ochoa)
Poland vs Saudi Arabia 2-0 (Robert Lewandowski)
Argentina vs Mexico 2-0 (Lionel Messi)
Poland vs Argentina 0-2 (Alexis MacAllister)
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico 1-2 (Luis Chavez)

England vs Iran 6-2 (Bukayo Saka)
USA vs Wales 1-1 (Gareth Bale)
Wales vs Iran 0-2 (Rouzbeh Cheshmi)
England vs USA 0-0 (Christian Pulisic)
Wales v England 0-3 (Marcus Rashford)
Iran vs USA 0-1 (Christian Pulisic)

Qatar vs Ecuador 0-2 (Enner Valencia)
Senegal vs Netherlands 0-2 (Cody Gakpo)
Qatar vs Senegal 1-3 (Boulaye Dia)
Netherlands vs Ecuador 1-1 (Frenkie de Jong)
Ecuador vs Senegal 1-2 (Kalidou Koulibaly)
Netherlands vs Qatar 2-0 (Davy Klaassen)

Did Cristiano Ronaldo win a Man of the Match award at the 2022 World Cup?

Yes, Ronaldo was named MOTM against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup (Portugal won 3-2)

How many Man of the Match awards did Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic win at the 2022 WC?

Livakovic won 2 MOTM awards at the World Cup- in Croatia’s penalty shootout wins over Japan and Brazil.

Did Luka Modric win any Man of the Match awards at the Qatar World Cup?

Yes, Modric won 2 MOTMS- against Morocco and Belgium in the group stages.

Against which teams did Messi win Man of the Match awards at the 2022 World Cup?

Messi was MOTM against 5 teams- in the group stage against Mexico, and in the knockout games against Australia, Netherlands, Croatia and France. The only games where he didn’t win MOTM was the loss to Saudi Arabia and the group game against Poland.

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