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Bale, Caio and Borre sweep awards

Al Ain v Real Madrid: Final - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018
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  • Host of individual honours awarded after Club World Cup final
  • Gareth Bale picks up adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament
  • Tournament winners Real Madrid also take Fair Play Award

Following the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 between Real Madrid and Al Ain, the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) named Gareth Bale as the player of the tournament.

The Welshman was presented with the adidas Golden Ball and the Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament for his stand-out performances at the competition in which he scored three goals and finished as the edition's joint-top scorer. brings you a round-up of all the award winners at UAE 2018.

adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament winner: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Gareth Bale kicked off his tournament in emphatic fashion by netting a hat-trick against AFC Champions League winners Kashima Antlers in the semi-finals. The Welshman was then a key figure for his side in the final as Los Blancos secured a third successive FIFA Club World Cup crown and a fourth in total. Bale follows in the footsteps of Real Madrid team-mates Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric - and former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo - in being named the top player at the Club World Cup.

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adidas Silver Ball: Caio (Al Ain)

The Brazilian was a stand-out member of the host team that raced to the final against the odds. A constant livewire on the left flank in his side's wins against Team Wellington, Esperance and River Plate, Caio opened his scoring tally in the semi-finals against River and also assisted Tsukasa Shiotani for Al Ain's only goal in the final with a delightful free-kick

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adidas Bronze Ball: Santos Borre (River Plate)

Santos Borre finished UAE 2018 as the tournament's joint scorer alongside Gareth Bale with three goals. The Colombian forward bagged a brace in River Plate's semi-final against Al Ain, before registering his side's third goal from the penalty spot in their match-of-third-place win against Kashima Antlers.

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FIFA Fair Play Award: Real Madrid

As well as being crowned champions at UAE 2018 and lifting the Club World Cup trophy for a fourth time, Real Madrid capped off a stunning campaign in Abu Dhabi by also winning the FIFA Fair Play Award.

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