Kathmandu. As the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is being held in Qatar, are over, curiosity is increasing as to who will win the title. 60 of the 64 matches have been completed and Croatia, Argentina, France and Morocco have reached the semi-finals. One of these is sure to win the title.
There are also some individual awards in the World Cup. Everyone is interested in who will win. The Golden Boot Award is one of them.The Golden Boot Award is given to the player who scores the most goals throughout the tournament. If more than one player scores the same goal, the assist for the goal is counted. If more than one player has the same number of goals and assists, then the winner will be selected based on the number of minutes played in the competition.
The second one who scores the most goals will get the silver ball and the third one will get the bronze ball. Four years ago, England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot by scoring 6 goals in the World Cup in Russia. This time, Ken’s team has been eliminated from the quarterfinals.Among the four semi-finalists, players from France and Argentina are ahead in the race for the Golden Boot. France’s Kylian Mbappe has scored the most 5 goals, while France’s Olivier Giroud and Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi have scored 4 goals.
7 players who scored three goals are already out of this game. The challenge of 7 players is over as the country they are playing in is out of the World Cup. Portugal’s Gonzalo Ramos, Spain’s Alvaro Morata, England’s Marcos Rashford and Bukai Saka, Ecuador’s Inner Valencia, Brazil’s Richarlison and Netherlands’ Cody Gakpo scored 3 goals.
Portugal’s Ramos is the only player to score a hat-trick in the ongoing World Cup by scoring three goals in one game.
21 players scored 2-2 goals. Out of which 18 players have already left this game. Among the semi-finalists, Argentina’s Julian Alvarez, Croatia’s Andre Kramaric and Morocco’s Youssef N Nesri are still in the running.
Kylian Mbappe (France)
The 23-year-old young star Mbappe has already scored 5 goals in the ongoing World Cup. He also made two assists.In the first match of Group D, he scored two goals against Australia in the second match against Denmark.In the third match of the group stage against Tunisia, he entered the field as a substitute player and could not score a goal. With the help of Mbappe’s two goals, France defeated Poland 3-1 in the last 16.
But when France beat England in the quarter-finals, he could not score a goal. Mbappé is also a contender for the Golden Boot due to having two assists and playing fewer minutes than Lionel Messi, who is in second place.
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Argentina captain Lionel Messi, one of the best of the current generation, has scored 4 goals and 2 assists in the ongoing World Cup.35-year-old Messi has said that this World Cup will be his last. So he wants to complete his trophy cabinet by winning the World Cup title.
Messi, who won the Golden Ball as the best player in the World Cup in 2014, is yet to win the Golden Boot. If Argentina reach the final and win the title, Messi is likely to win this award as well.
Messi opened the account with a penalty in the first match of Group C against Saudi Arabia. But in that match, Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.In the second match of the group, Messi scored a goal and assisted Enzo Fernandez. Against Poland, he shot a penalty but failed to score.Messi scored a goal in the 2-1 win against Australia in the last 16.
In the quarterfinals, Messi scored one goal and assisted one against the Netherlands.7-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi has won all kinds of awards in his club career.This time, football fans around the world want to see Messi lift the World Cup trophy.
Olivier Giroud (France)
France’s 36-year-old Giroud has scored 4 goals in the ongoing World Cup. He did not assist. Giroud has also set the record for scoring the most goals for France in this World Cup.
By scoring two goals against Australia in the first match of Group D, he equaled Thierry Henry’s record of 51 goals for France. After that, he did not score in two group matches.
In the last 16, Giroud scored a goal in a 2-1 win against Poland, setting a record of 52 goals for France. He achieved this feat in 117 games.Giroud scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win against England in the quarter-finals.