2022 FIFA World Cup: Race for the golden boot

By Anmol
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been some journey filled with roller-coasters of ups and downs as Qatar has delivered one of the most memorable World Cups.

At the beginning of the tournament, eyes were on the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Harry Kane to be an intense competition for the Golden Boot and it went quite as expected with Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi being joint front-runners with five goals to their name as we head off to the finals.

Messi – the face of Argentina, Mbappe – the face of France. The race is not only for the World Cup but also for taking on the golden boot home.

Football teams have served their fans with quality matches since the beginning of the world cup, proving that every team and their players came prepared. In addition, those soccer fans who gamble saw an opportunity to place their winning bets on the 2022 World Cup. They welcomed the prestigious tournament with a lot of happiness with the hopes of reaping from its attractive sport betting odds on games. This article will look at the race for the golden boot come the 2022 World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe (France) – 5 goals

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The 23-year-old Frenchman has taken the world by storm by showing different sides of his talent. Going into the final, he is tied with Messi for the most goals scored in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Kylian scored against Australia and then did it again against Denmark and Poland. He has scored five goals in the World Cup, making three starts and one substitute appearance.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 5 goals

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup might be the last time Lionel Messi will be playing for Argentina, and he has been making the most of his time in this tournament.

Lionel Messi has given his fans some performances to remember and be proud of. Leo has scored five goals in this World Cup. He scored his first goal in a game against Saudi Arabia. After that, he scored goals against Mexico, Australia, and the Netherlands. In the semi-finals against Croatia, Messi scored again from the penalty spot.

Oliver Giroud (France) – 4 goals

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The 38-year-old France’s all-time top goal scorer has been of great help to France since the beginning of the match. Karim Benzema’s inability to be present for the game looks like a blessing in disguise for both France and Oliver Giroud, allowing him to showcase himself.

Oliver Giroud scored twice in France’s opening stage against Australia. He was a bit laid-back until the 16th round when he scored a goal against Poland. And he broke the fragile hearts of the English supporters when he scored a goal against England in the quarterfinals to move forward into the semifinals.

Now, Giroud will be looking to add another goal to the catalogue of historic goals when he comes up against Argentina in the finals. Maybe he takes a leap more and finishes with a golden boot to himself.

Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 4 goals

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Julian Alvarez is more of a surprise name, coming to Qatar as a secondary to Lautaro Martinez, who has done the job for Inter Milan and Argentina for years and years. But it didn’t take Alvarez too long before took the striking reigns over, and he has been magnificent for Argentina.

Scoring against Poland and Australia in consecutive matches, followed by a brace against Croatia in the semi-finals means he has that opportunity to look for a golden boot in the finals.

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