Who will win the Golden Boot at the Qatar World Cup?

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The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has reached the knockout stage and one of the highest honors players will be competing for
is the Golden Boot award, which is given to the player who scores the most goals in the tournament.

In the event of an equal number of goals, a player’s assists are considered. If a player is tied in both categories, the winner will be determined by the player who has played the least amount of time on the field.

England captain Harry Kane won the award at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, scoring six goals and leading his team to the semifinals. Here is an overview of the contenders for top scorer at the 2022 World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe

* The 23-year-old scored in his team’s opening Group D match against Australia and scored twice in the second half against Denmark as France sealed their spot in the knockout rounds.
France’s talisman failed to score as Tunisia blew out of the competition in their final group game.

* He scored two more goals in a 3-1 win over Poland in the Round of 16.

Marcus Rashford

* The England striker has made a fantastic start to his World Cup campaign in Qatar.

* A few months ago, Rashford’s place in the squad was uncertain due to form and fitness, but the Manchester United striker has moved up the Golden Boot rankings after netting twice in England’s win over a Gareth Bale led Wales.

Cody learning the ropes

* The Dutch striker has scored regularly in Qatar so far as the Dutch advanced to the last 16 after finishing top of Group A.

* However, Gakpo failed to score in the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over the United States in the round of 16.

* The 23-year-old has played a major role in his club PSV Eindhoven’s run to the knockout stages of the Europa League and has been the subject of transfer speculation, with Europe’s top clubs said to be vying for his signature when the transfer window opens next summer.

Lionel Messi
* The Argentine superstar is playing in what he says could be his last World Cup. The 35-year-old scored a penalty in the Group C loss to Saudi Arabia, then scored and assisted Enzo Fernandez in the match against Mexico
* Messi also scored in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Australia in the last 16 games, helping his team take the lead with a cool low shot after the 35th minute for his 94th international goal.

* The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is enjoying a trophy-laden career at club level and his fans around the world are hoping he can finally help his country host the World Cup this time around.

* Messi’s rival, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, became the first player to score in five World Cups when he scored a goal in the Group H opener against Ghana.

Bruno Fernandes

* Portugal’s performance at the World Cup in Qatar was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding Ronaldo and his acrimonious departure from Manchester United.

* But his former club teammate Bruno Fernandes, 28, broke out of Ronaldo’s shadow by scoring twice against Uruguay after scoring twice in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana.

* Fernandez failed to score in Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland in the last 16 games, but teammate Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick.

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