The FIFA World Cup 2022 is just a month away and the preparations are in full swing in Qatar. It is the first time the FIFA World Cup will be taking place in an Arab country and it is a proud moment for Qatar. It provides a perfect opportunity for Qatar to showcase their economic and logistical strength as they organize the biggest football tournament in the world.
Defending champions France would be keen on defending their glory and crown. They have participated in 15 FIFA World Cups so far and have won the FIFA World Cup on 2 occasions. The first time they laid their hands on the prestigious silverware was in 1998 when they defeated Brazil.
The Golden Boot award is given to the leading goal-scorer in the FIFA World Cup and Harry Kane of England bagged the award in 2018 when he scored 6 goals. In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can win the Golden Boot award in this year’s FIFA World Cup:
1. Karim Benzema (France)
The current Ballon d’Or winner, French striker Karim Benzema is simply a magician with the ball. He scored the maximum number of goals in La Liga and the Champions League and is a mainstay of Real Madrid. He can simply weave magic for France and will be one of the frontrunners to win the prestigious Golden Boot award in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
There is absolutely no denying the fact that talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of the hottest properties in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. Even though he has been in the wrong side of the news for his behaviour during Manchester United’s Premier League (PL) game against Tottenham Hotspur, he still is the Red Devil’s prime striker. Portugal will be heavily dependent on him in what might be his last FIFA World Cup. In 17 matches in the FIFA World Cup, the Portuguese striker has 7 goals under his belt.
3. Harry Kane (England)
The Golden Boot award winner in 2018, Harry Kane will be raring to defend this prestigious title. Even though England had a terrible Nations League sojourn and faced relegation after defeats at the hands of Hungary and Italy, Harry Kane looks in good touch. He has so far netted 10 goals in 12 Premier League games for the Spurs.