Groups have entered the knockout section of the World Cup in Qatar and gamers will not be solely competing to win the title for his or her nation but additionally the prestigious Golden Boot trophy for themselves.
The Golden Boot is awarded to a person participant with essentially the most objectives scored within the match and within the case of a tie for objectives scored, the variety of assists by a participant is then thought-about.
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 objectives and led his workforce 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 facet’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 last group match, however he added two more goals 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 facet’s first two World Cup video games, arrange Spain’s fifth purpose 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 workforce forward of their last group recreation however the 2010 champions have been crushed as Japan staged their second beautiful turnaround of the match to surge into the final 16 within the prime spot.
The England striker loved a dream begin to his World Cup marketing campaign in Qatar.
Rashford’s place in the squad was unsure a couple of months in the past because of type 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 facet.
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 through 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 interchange Saka however failing to attain. Saka’s purpose in opposition to Senegal drew him stage with Rashford on three objectives for the match.
The Dutch ahead has managed to search out the web repeatedly in Qatar up to now, because the Netherlands progressed to the final 16 after ending prime of Group A.
Nonetheless, Gakpo was unable so as to add to his tally within the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over the USA in the last 16.
The 23-year-old has been influential in his membership PSV Eindhoven’s run to the Europa League knockout levels and has been the topic of switch hypothesis with prime European golf equipment stated to be vying for his signature when subsequent summer time’s switch window opens.
The Argentina great is enjoying in what he has stated 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 also scored in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Australia within the final 16, placing his facet forward after 35 minutes with a coolly taken low strike for his 94th worldwide purpose.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has loved a trophy-laden profession on the membership stage, and his followers all over the world are hoping he can lastly assist ship a World Cup for his nation this time round.
Messi’s rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal turned 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 organising two objectives in Portugal’s 3-2 win in opposition to Ghana.
Participant Crew 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