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Top FIFA World Cup scorers in 2018

Who are these players and how many points did they score to make World Cup history? Here are the top scorers during the 2018 World Cup:

Periodically, the FIFA World Cup has grown more offensive and saw players score the ball more often than playing intense defence. Naturally, football fans are more excited about watching players score goals in the grandest fashion which is why the sport has been more interesting to watch in recent years.

The last FIFA World Cup which occurred in 2018 had a lot of memorable goals that everyone got to witness in Russia. In most cases, these goals were by the best scorers in football. Who are these players and how many points did they score to make World Cup history? Below are the top scorers during the 2018 World Cup:

Harry Kane

In the 2018 World Cup, Harry Kane was awarded the Golden Boot for achieving the most goals during the tournament. Harry scored a total of six goals throughout the tournament after England finished fourth in the overall World Cup standings just behind Belgium, Croatia, and France.

He was 24 when he took home the honours of such a prestigious accolade, and sportsbooks predicted that he would have more goals as predicted in World Cup. The striker tied Gary Lineker’s 1986 record and became the second player from the Three Lions to score the most goals in a World Cup tournament.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku finished the 2018 World Cup with 4 goals as Belgium finished in third place in the final standings. Lukaku represents the modern day strikers who are both agile and methodical when it comes to scoring goals.

When Lukaku does what he does best, which is score goals, he can easily dominate for Belgium at any point during the 2018 World Cup. The second goal he scored in Belgium’s World Cup debut against Panama was made to look easy as he just sprinted into an open space and scored a goal to beat Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.

Aside from his obvious talent which helped the team immensely, he also has great leadership and selflessness to lift the team’s spirit and make them much better on the field. Lukaku also happens to be one of the smartest players in football who can dissect opposing teams’ defences easily.

Antoine Griezmann

Aside from Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann is another great scorer who helped the 2018 France championship team win the World Cup. With his amazing scoring abilities, he helped his co-star make incredible goals that lifted the team to World Cup glory.

Known for his powerful kick, this French striker is what every scorer has to be when playing for a win at any stage during the World Cup. Also, he led all scorers at UEFA Euro 2016 and was named Player of the Tournament.

Antoine earned the Silver Boot as France’s second-highest scorer in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He also received the Bronze Ball as the competition’s third-best player while the commission voted him as the Man of the Match.

Cristiano Ronaldo

It is a testament to Cristiano Ronaldo’s career when the 2018 World Cup was considered one of his weaker performances. Despite the criticisms he received back then, the average football player still couldn’t reach Ronaldo’s level during the Russian World Cup.

The striker got off to a sensational start in the tournament, scoring a hat trick against Spain and the game-winning goal in a victory against Morocco. However, he missed a penalty kick against Iran that would have put Portugal on top of the group and maybe altered the results of the World Cup entirely.

Regardless, he was one of the top scorers during the year where he tied second place with Lukaku and Griezman each scoring 4 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is still optimistic about his career trying to seek a World Cup as he nears the end of his illustrious career.

Kylian Mbappe

As the world champion of 2018, Kylian Mbappe was among the youngest players to contribute winning plays during the World Cup finals. More importantly, he is the youngest player to score in a World Cup game and is the second teenager after Pele to be crowned a champion.

Often regarded as one of the fastest players in the league, Kylian swept the field with his immense agility. Opposing defences simply couldn’t catch up, and it was a huge part of France’s success during the finals.

Punters certainly thought that these players would score more goals as predicted in World Cup, and they did not disappoint. As world-class athletes and prolific scorers, they have made the 2018 World Cup a sight to see. These will forever be remembered as some of the best football tournaments in history.

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