The race for World Cup top scorer is hotting up – and it could be a record-breaker according to our experts on ‘The 32’.
England’s Harry Kane roared into the lead in the Golden Boot race on Sunday with his hat trick against Panama.
The Tottenham striker now has five World Cup goals, one ahead of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.
The Golden Boot was one of the big talking points on Monday’s episode of The 32, with the world’s top strikers already eclipsing those from recent World Cups.
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At the Brazil 2014 World Cup, Colombia’s James Rodriguez was top scorer with six, while in South Africa in 2010 four players were tied with five goals.
Raj Mannick, Yahoo’s Head of Sport, said on the latest episode: ‘It looks like we’re going to have a proper Golden Boot race for once.
‘Let’s see what Ronaldo does tonight – and I wouldn’t rule out Messi yet. It can all change in a game, and I can see Messi doing something to spark Argentina into life.
‘He’ll want to be part of that Golden Boot race too.’
Brazils Ronaldo remains the only player to score more than six at a World Cup since 1974. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan legend banged in eight goals at the 2002 finals in Japan and South Korea, including both goals in the final.
France’s Just Fontaine holds the record for the most goals in a single World Cup, scoring a staggering 13 in 1958.
Harry Kane, meanwhile, is on course to break another record is he bags again for the Three Lions in Russia.
He’ll go level on six goals with Gary Lineker for most strikes at a single tournament.
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