The most important tournament in football would be held in the Middle East for the first time this year as Qatar hosts the world in November.
Without further ado, below are the five favourites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Top Scorer’s award:
- Lionel Messi – Argentina
The 2022 World Cup is likely going to be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup tournament but it also offers the best opportunity for glory as the South American side hasn’t lost a game in three years and is 32 games unbeaten.
- Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Karim Benzema is one of the favourites to win the Top Scorer’s award at the Mundial come December this year. The Frenchman won the Golden Boot in the Spanish La Liga and the Champions League in the 2021/22 season and if he can sustain his recent form, he could help France retain the World Cup title as well as win the tournament’s Top Scorer’s award.
Benzema has scored nine goals in 16 caps since returning to the international scene after his suspension and alongside Kylian Mbappe, he will form part of a France team who will begin the World Cup among the tournament favourites.
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
He finished as the highest goalscorer for Manchester United last season and was only outscored by Son Heung-min and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the English Premier League.
Ronaldo is international football’s greatest ever goalscorer and has remained prolific on the national stage, scoring 13 goals in 14 appearances in 2021.
Four years on from putting in perhaps one of the most impressive World Cup final performances, Mbappe has evolved into one of world football’s finest, finishing as Ligue 1’s leading scorer in four consecutive campaigns. He also finished the season as the player with the most assists in the league with 17 league assists.
Harry Kane is the favourite to win the Top Scorer’s award in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, retaining the award in the process.
Who do you think would win the Top Scorer’s award in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?