Groups have entered the knockout section of the World Cup in Qatar and gamers aren’t solely competing to win the title for his or her nation but additionally the celebrated Golden Boot trophy for themselves.
The Golden Boot is awarded to a person participant with probably the most targets scored within the event and within the case of a tie for targets scored, the variety of assists by a participant is then thought of.
If gamers are tied on each counts, the winner is set by who performed the fewest minutes.
England captain Harry Kane took the trophy on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the place he scored six targets and led his crew to the semi-finals.
Here’s a snapshot of the highest contenders for the Golden Boot on the 2022 World Cup:
The 23-year-old scored in opposition to Australia in his aspect’s opening Group D match and bagged a second-half double in opposition to Denmark as France booked their spot within the knockouts.
He failed to search out the web as Tunisia recorded a well-known upset of their remaining group match, however he added two extra targets to his tally in a 3-1 win in opposition to Poland on Sunday.
The Atletico Madrid marksman scored in all three of Spain’s Group E video games, together with one off the bench in opposition to 2014 champions Germany.
Morata, who was edged out of the beginning lineup by Marco Asensio in his aspect’s first two World Cup video games, arrange Spain’s fifth objective of their 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica earlier than getting off the mark himself to spherical off a one-sided opener.
He put Luis Enrique’s crew forward of their remaining group recreation however the 2010 champions have been crushed as Japan staged their second beautiful turnaround of the event to surge into the final 16 within the high spot.
The England striker loved a dream begin to his World Cup marketing campaign in Qatar.
Rashford’s place within the squad was unsure a couple of months in the past on account of kind and health, however the Manchester United ahead has moved up the Golden Boot standings after he scored twice in England’s rout of a Gareth Bale-led Wales aspect.
Rashford’s teammates Phil Foden, Jack Grealish (each Manchester Metropolis), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) and Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) additionally featured on the scoresheet in the course of the group stage.
Rashford began on the bench in England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal within the final 16, approaching within the sixty fifth minute to switch Saka however failing to attain. Saka’s objective in opposition to Senegal drew him degree with Rashford on three targets for the event.
The Dutch ahead has managed to search out the web commonly in Qatar up to now, because the Netherlands progressed to the final 16 after ending high of Group A.
Nonetheless, Gakpo was unable so as to add to his tally within the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over the USA within the final 16.
The 23-year-old has been influential in his membership PSV Eindhoven’s run to the Europa League knockout phases and has been the topic of switch hypothesis with high European golf equipment mentioned to be vying for his signature when subsequent summer time’s switch window opens.
The Argentina nice is taking part in in what he has mentioned might be his final World Cup.
The 35-year-old opened his account by burying a penalty kick in a shock Group C loss to Saudi Arabia, earlier than scoring and aiding Enzo Fernandez in an emotionally charged win over Mexico.
Messi additionally scored in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Australia within the final 16, placing his aspect forward after 35 minutes with a coolly taken low strike for his 94th worldwide objective.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has loved a trophy-laden profession on the membership degree, and his followers around the globe are hoping he can lastly assist ship a World Cup for his nation this time round.
Messi’s rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal grew to become the primary participant to attain in 5 World Cups when he netted in opposition to Ghana of their Group H opener.
Portugal’s run within the World Cup in Qatar has been clouded considerably by the controversy surrounding Ronaldo and his acrimonious departure from Manchester United.
However his erstwhile membership teammate 28-year-old Bruno Fernandes has stepped out of Ronaldo’s shadow by scoring twice in opposition to Uruguay after establishing two targets in Portugal’s 3-2 win in opposition to Ghana.
Participant Staff Targets Assists Video games Minutes
Kylian Mbappe France 5 2 4 297
Alvaro Morata Spain 3 1 3 126
Lionel Messi Argentina 3 1 4 360
Marcus Rashford England 3 0 4 132
Bukayo Saka England 3 0 3 214
Cody Gakpo Netherlands 3 0 4 343
Olivier Giroud France 3 0 3 227
Bruno Fernandes Portugal 2 2 2 180
Cho Gue-sung South Korea 2 0 3 196
Andrej Kramaric Croatia 2 0 3 208
Ferran Torres Spain 2 0 3 144
Breel Embolo Switzerland 2 0 3 238
Julian Alvarez Argentina 2 0 4 208
Richarlison Brazil 2 0 2 152
* Stats as of December 4, 2022