FIFA World Cup 2022: Who will win the coveted Golden Boot, awarded to the player who scores the most goals at Qatar World Cup 2022, at the end of the latest edition of FIFA’s flagship event?
10 players have scored at least three or more goals at FIFA World Cup 2022. Eight of those players could still add to their tally with their countries still in contention for the coveted World Cup title.
17 players, meanwhile, have scored exactly two goals each at FIFA World Cup 2022. Four of those players could find more goals and improve their tally as their respective nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
The 12 players who have scored at least two goals and whose teams remain in the competition are among the favourites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot. However, it cannot be ruled another player, not in the aforementioned fray could step up their goalscoring game and eventually win the Golden Boot. Here let’s take a look at the top 10 in the Golden Boot race.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Who Leads the Golden Boot Race?
With five goals in four matches, Kylian Mbappe is ahead of the rest of the pack. The France international scored a goal in their 4-1 win over Australia, bagged a brace in their 2-1 defeat of Denmark, and scored another two goals when France defeated Poland 2-1 in the round of 16.
Three goals in Portugal national football team’s 6-1 thrashing of Switzerland has put Goncalo Ramos in contention for the Golden Boot. In addition to scoring three goals, he also assisted a goal for Portugal in their rout of Switzerland.
Alvaro Morata has scored three goals for Spain national football team at Qatar 2022. He, however, will not be able to add to his tally as Morocco knocked Spain out of the competition, and will not win the Golden Boot.
With three goals – scored against Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland – Lionel Messi is also in the Golden Boot race. In addition to three goals, Lionel Messi also has an assist to his name at the latest edition of FIFA’s flagship event.
The England international has so far scored three goals for the Three Lions at FIFA World Cup 2022. He scored a goal in their 6-2 defeat of Iran and bagged a brace in their 3-0 win over Wales.
Another England international in the Golden Boot race. Bukayo Saka has also scored three goals at Qatar World Cup 2022 – two in a win over Iran and one in the round of 16 victory over Senegal.
The France national football team attacker has also scored three goals at World Cup 2022 – two in their win over Australia and one in their round of 16 defeat of Poland.
The Brazil national football team star bagged a brace in their 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening match at FIFA World Cup 2022. He also scored for the South American heavyweights in their round-of-16 win.
Enner Valencia scored three goals for Ecuador in the group stage, but despite his goal contributions, they were eliminated at the group stage itself.
Cody Gakpo has been impressive for the Netherlands at Qatar 2022 and he will have the opportunity to add to his tally when they face Argentina in the quarter-finals.
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