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World Cup Golden Boot Favourites: Who Is Winning Golden Boot At The 2022 Qatar World Cup?

  • December 5, 2022
  • by swastika
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Highlights:

  • Harry Kane, the captain of England, scored his first goal at the Qatar World Cup 2022, joining teammates Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka in the hunt for the Golden Boot.
  • Who among Kane, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo can win the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup 2022 knockout phase?

Harry Kane, the captain of England, scored his first goal ever at the Al Bayt Stadium on Monday, breaking the Senegal defence and ending his goal drought for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Kane scored his first goal of the tournament as clinical England strolled through hapless Senegal 3-0 to advance to the Qatar World Cup quarterfinals. In the World Cup’s knockout round in Qatar, the Three Lions, led by Harry Kane, have drawn up a mouth-watering matchup with Kylian Mbappe’s France.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, the all-time scoring leader for England in major tournaments, scored a blank in the Qatar World Cup group stage. Even though Kane is regarded as one of the best forwards of the modern era, he is unlikely to overtake a Mbappe who is playing well in the hunt for the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy. On the list of top scorers at the FIFA World Cup 2022, Kane’s teammates Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka rank ahead of the England captain.

Saka joins Messi and Rashford in the battle for the Golden Boot:

Arsenal ace Saka returned Gareth Southgate’s faith in him by delivering a sucker punch in the 57th minute of England’s play against Senegal, bringing Kane within one goal of Wayne Rooney’s incredible record of 53 strikes for England. With his wonderful dink, Saka scored the Three Lions’ third goal in the World Cup in Qatar. The two leading English goal scorers in Qatar are Saka (3) and Rashford (3).

Giroud equals Gakpo and Morata with record strike:

At the World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, has scored three goals. Alvaro Morata of Spain and Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands have both scored three goals during the FIFA World Cup 2022. On Sunday, Olivier Giroud, a teammate of Kylian Mbappe, broke Thierry Henry’s record to become France’s all-time leading goal scorer. The Frenchman also upped his goal total to three goals for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

France’s Mbappe in a league of his own:

At the FIFA World Cup’s Round of 16, French forward Kylian Mbappe, who has emerged as a front-runner for the Golden Boot award, scored two goals that gave the defending champions the victory. At the Al Thumama Stadium, Mbappe scored twice to help Didier Deschamps’ team defeat Robert Lewandowski and Poland 3-1. The superstar of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has five goals in this year’s championship game.

Regarding Mbappe’s record-breaking performance in Qatar, the striker, who is in great form, set a record by scoring five goals, becoming the youngest player (at 23 years and 349 days) to do so since Brazilian legend Pelé (1958). Mbappe will direct France’s attack in its thrilling quarterfinal match against England on Sunday. Portugal, captained by Cristiano Ronaldo, will compete against Switzerland on Wednesday for a spot in the quarterfinals.

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Ronaldo to exit early?

Ronaldo, the first player to score in five FIFA World Cups, is not dominating the battle for Portugal’s Golden Boot in Qatar. The 2016 European Champions’ teammate Bruno Fernandes has two goals to his credit so far at the Qatar World Cup. However, the prolific goal scorer Ronaldo can still make a late surge for the honour during the FIFA World Cup 2022 elimination round. The 37-year-old has never scored a goal for Portugal in the World Cup’s knockout stage.

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Swastika

Swastika's inclination towards sports, irrespective of the game, has often left her peers awestruck. She never misses a sporting event and devours every single piece of information pertaining to an athlete or their game. People who know her say that calling her a sports fanatic would be an understatement. See full bio

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