Qatar World Cup 2022 Messi or Mbappe, who is getting the golden boot?
The line-up for the Qatar World Cup final has been finalized. On December 18, Argentina and France will face each other at the Lusail Stadium in the title-determining match. Both teams have won the title twice before. Argentina tasted the World Cup trophy in 1978 and 1986. And France kissed the title in 1998 and 2018.
Apart from the final, however, there is one more match left. Before the final, Croatia and Morocco will compete for third place.
In addition to the title, the discussion is about who is going to win this year's Golden Boot? However, the names of several people have appeared in this list. Among them, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are on the list again. The golden shoe is awarded to the top goal scorer in the World Cup. It is better to say that in this case the goal scored in the penalty is also considered.
If two or more footballers have scored the highest number of goals, the FIFA rules are different. Then the battle for the golden boot saw who had the most assists. That is, who helped score how many goals. If it is equal, it is seen who was on the field for how many minutes.
Messi is in great form in this World Cup. The Argentina captain has already scored 5 goals in the World Cup. Also has 3 assists. That is, 3 goals have been scored from the passes given by him. He is still leading the race for the Golden Boot in this World Cup. However, after the semi-final, he said that this final will be his last World Cup for the country.
France's star forward Kylian Mbappe is second in the race for the Golden Boot. He has equal number of goals with Messi. He also scored 5 goals. However, he is lagging behind in goal assists. The young star assisted 2 goals. Where France scored two goals against Morocco in the semi-finals, Mbappe had a touch in both.
Meanwhile, after Messi and Mbappe, the name of another Argentine star has emerged in the race for the golden boot. He is Julian Alvarez. He scored two consecutive goals against Croatia in the semi-final. He has a total of 4 goals. However, there is no 'assist' next to his name. That is, no goals have been scored from his passes in the World Cup yet. Played a total of 364 minutes.
There is another star footballer of France in the fight. Like Alvarez, Olivier Giroud has scored a total of 4 goals in the World Cup so far. Played a total of 383 minutes. No assists to his name either. Alvarez and Giroud are joint third in the Golden Boot race ahead of the final.