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World Cup 2022 top scorer: Mbappe wins the Golden Boot

20:38 EAT 18/12/2022
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GOAL brings you all the leading goal-getters from the ongoing World Cup - who will come out on top?

Kylian Mbappe has won the 2022 Golden Boot with 8 goals in 7 games. He did so by becoming the second-ever player to score a hattrick in a World Cup final, after Geoff Hurst for England in 1966. However, unlike Hurst, Mbappe couldn't leave with the World Cup trophy, but he won't go back empty-handed.

Before the tournament began, much of the spotlight was on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, and Neymar to be among the leading lights of the competition, thanks to their ruthlessness in front of goal and a prolific international record.

Ronaldo, Neymar, and Kane all left the tournament in the quarter-finals, essentially leaving the race between Messi and Mbappe. And the race went right down to the wire, with Mbappe's 118th minute helping him clinch the award, as the Argentinian legend's brace almost got him the accolade.

They were however closely followed by their teammates Olivier Giroud and Julián Álvarez who both respectively scored 4 goals. But at the end of the day, it will be Mbappe who yet again cements his place in football and World Cup legacy.

With goals expected to rain heavily at the World Cup, GOAL is on hand to monitor the race for the World Cup Golden Boot!

*In case of a tie between two or more players, the player with the most assists will win the Golden boot. If even assists are tied, the individual with the least minutes played shall win the accolade

  • Andreas Christensen Kylian Mbappe Denmark France World Cup

    #1 Kylian Mbappe | France | 8 goals

    Assists: 2

    Mins per goal: 75

    Mbappe is France's talisman at this year's World Cup. He was their chief tormentor during Les Bleus' opening two group games, having opened his account in a 4-1 victory over Australia before bagging a match-winning brace against Denmark.

    The PSG forward then banged in another brace as France put Poland to the sword with a 3-1 victory in the round of 16.

    Needless to say, France's megastar has his eyes firmly set on scooping the highly sought-after prize that is the World Cup Golden Boot.

    Mbappe became the 2nd-ever player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final to bring France back into the game from death twice. However, despite taking the match to penalties, he couldn't win the trophy for a second consecutive time.

  • Lionel Messi Argentina Mexico World Cup 2022

    #2 Lionel Messi | Argentina | 7 goals

    Assists: 3

    Mins per goal: 99

    Messi opened his and Argentina's account with a penalty against Saudi Arabia but would suffer a shock defeat as the Asian side came back in the second half to win 2-1.

    He would again dig Argentina out of a hole with a lovely driven shot from long-range to give them the lead in their 2-0 win over Mexico.

    Messi would mark his 1000th game by giving Argentina a crucial lead against Australia with one of his classic finishes into the bottom corner.

    Messi scored his 10th World Cup finals goal with an ice-cold penalty against the Netherlands to put his side 2-0 up in the quarter-final.

    He would then score a crucial opener again from the penalty spot in Argentina's semi-final win against Croatia, making him their all-time World Cup topscorer, overtaking Gabriel Batistuta.
    Messi led from the front with a brace as Argentina won their first ever World Cup since 1986, allowing Messi to win the one trophy he never won, and essentially complete football.

  • France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Nations League

    #3 Olivier Giroud | France | 4 goals

    Assists: 0

    Mins per goal: 106

    Giroud's brace against Australia helped France to victory in their opening match. The AC Milan striker then opened the scoring against Poland in their Round of 16 victory, with a sweet finish into the bottom corner to become France's all-time record goalscorer.

    The 36-year-old then restored Les Bleus lead in the 78th-minute with a thundering header past Jordan Pickford from Antoine Griezmann's superb left-wing cross in their narrow 2-1 quarter-final victory against England.



  • Matt Ryan Julian Alvarez Argentina Australia Qatar 2022

    #4 Julián Álvarez | Argentina | 4 goals

    Assists: 0

    Mins per goal: 117

    The young Manchester City forward scored his first World Cup goal in a must-win game against Poland. A cracking finish from Álvarez into the top corner helped Argentina secure the win and qualification to the next round.

    Álvarez cemented his legacy in Argentinian football with a brace in their 3-0 semi-final victory over Croatia. The first of these goals was a scrappy solo goal where the Manchester City forward bullishly made his through the Croatian defence and nodded it past Dominik Livaković.

  • GONCALO RAMOS PORTUGAL WORLD CUP 06122022

    #5 Goncalo Ramos | Portugal | 3 goals

    Assists: 1

    Mins per goal: 51

    Cristiano Ronaldo replacement and Benfica wonderkid, Goncalo Ramos announced himself to the world by scoring the first hat-trick of the FIFA World Cup 2022

    First, he dispatched a venomous strike into the top left corner. He received a pass from Joao Felix, took a touch to turn, and let fly. He then tapped home a classic centre-forward's goal at the near post, before completing his hat-trick with a clever stab over the goalkeeper. 

  • Morata

    #6 Alvaro Morata | Spain | 3 goals

    Assists: 1

    Mins per goal: 61

    Morata scored 1 goal in Spain's rout of Costa Rica in their opening fixture, which he followed with an important goal off-the-bench in their draw against Germany. He found his 3rd goal of the tournament against Japan with a header off Cesar Azpilicueta's cross, but the Japanese would come back to win 2-1 and wrench the top spot away from the Spaniards.

  • Marcus Rashford England World Cup 2022

    #7 Marcus Rashford | England | 3 goals

    Assists: 0

    Mins per goal: 46

    Rashford came off the bench to score a stunning solo goal in England's 6-2 rout of Iran in their opening game of this World Cup.

    Against Wales, Rashford scored a brace to help guide England to a 3-0 victory. The first of his two goals was the pick of the bunch, a thunderbolt of a free-kick (also the 1st direct free-kick of this tournament). His second was England's 100th goal in their entire World Cup history.

  • Enner Valencia Ecuador World Cup 2022

    #8 Enner Valencia | Ecuador | 3 goals

    Enner Valencia opened his account in this year's World Cup with a brace against hosts Qatar, helping Ecuador to a 2-0 win. He could've had a hattrick if not for VAR overruling a goal.

    He continued his impressive scoring run with a tap-in to equalize in Ecuador's 1-1 draw against the Netherlands.

    Assists: 0

    Mins per goal: 85

  • Bukayo Saka England 2022

    #9 Bukayo Saka | England | 3 goals

    Assists: 0

    Minutes per goal: 98

    Bukayo Saka opened his World Cup account in style with a brace against Iran. Two cracking finishes in each half from the winger helped England to a 6-2 victory in their opening match.

    The Arsenal youngster smashed England's third goal in their 3-0 win against Senegal to continue his hot streak in Qatar.

  • Richarlison Brazil 2022

    #10 Richarlison | Brazil | 3 goals

    Assists: 0

    Minutes per goal: 109

    Richarlison opened his and Brazil's World Cup account against Serbia with a brace. His second goal was a ridiculous strike as he controlled Vini Jr's ball into the box mid-air and struck a powerful overhead kick to power Brazil to a 2-0 victory.

    He scored yet another special goal in their Round of 16 victory over South Korea, finishing off a wonderful team goal to make it 3-0 to the Brazilians.

  • Cody Gakpo Netherlands 2022

    #11 Cody Gakpo| Netherlands | 3 goals

    Assists: 0

    Minutes per goal: 151

    Gakpo scored a crucial header to help defeat Senegal 2-0 in Netherlands' opening match. He followed it with an absolute stunner from his weak foot to open the scoring in the draw against Ecuador. The PSV forward scored for the third consecutive game to give his side the lead against Qatar with a well-placed finish in their 2-0 victory against the hosts.

  • Bruno Fernandes Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Uruguay 2022 World Cup

    #12 Bruno Fernandes | Portugal | 2 goals

    Fernandes has been an integral player for Portugal at this year's World Cup. He was brilliant in Portugal’s 3-2 triumph over Ghana, registering two assists.

    He then followed it up with another effective display against Uruguay, where his brilliant goal-bound cross went straight into the back of the net to open the scoring, before sending the keeper the wrong way with his classic hop from the penalty spot to fire Portugal into the last 16 of the World Cup.

  • Harry Kane England 2022

    #13 Harry Kane | England | 2 goals

    The 2018 World Cup golden boot winner opened his account by scoring England's second goal in their 3-0 victory over Senegal in the Round of 16.

    The England captain equalled Wayne Rooney as England’s joint-highest all-time international goal scorer as he cooly converted a spot-kick to draw the Three Lions level in their nail-biting last-8 encounter against France.

    After France reclaimed their lead via Giroud, Kane had another golden opportunity to equalise from 12 yards out, but the talismanic striker blasted that one high over the bar as England succumbed to France 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

  • Niclas Fullkrug Germany 2022

    #14 Niklas Füllkrug | Germany | 2 goals

    Niklas Füllkrug chose the perfect moment to score his first ever goal for Germany as he equalised against Spain, while he got his second international goal against Costa Rica to increase the lead to two goals.

  • Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon.

    #15 Vincent Aboubakar | Cameroon | 2 goals

    Aboubakar opened his world cup account with a brilliant chip against Serbia to help Cameroon come back from 2 goals down to draw. He followed it with an excellent header in injury-time against Brazil.

  • Mehdi Taremi Iran England World Cup 2022

    #16 Mehdi Taremi | Iran | 2 goals

    While Iran couldn't do much against England's domination, their frontman Taremi managed to get a brace against 2018's semi-finalists. A rousing finish off the cross-bar and a penalty helped the striker reduce the deficit marginally.

  • Dominik Livakovic Neymar Croatia Brazil World Cup 2022

    #17 Neymar | Brazil | 2 goals

    After opening his account at this World Cup in the previous game, Neymar went on to produce another goal in the quarter-final stage against Croatia, putting Brazil in the lead in added extra time. Unfortunately for the forward, his team were knocked out by Croatia in mouth-watering penalty shootout.

  • Robert Lewandowski Arkadiusz Milik Poland

    #18 Robert Lewandowski | Poland | 2 goals

    Lewandowki broke his World Cup duck in the group stage game against Saudi Arabia and scored a consolation goal for Poland after stoppage time drama in the Round of 16 but it was all France on the big night as his side were heftly beaten 3-1.

  • Weghorst Netherlands Argentina

    #19 Wout Weghorst | Netherlands | 2 goals

    Wout Weghorst came off the bench in the second half in the quarter-final against Argentina with Netherlands trailing 2-0. He first scored in the 83rd minute to halve the deficit and then scored the equaliser in what was technically the final action of the normal time to take the game into extra time.

  • Rafael Leao Portugal 2022

    #20 Rafael Leao | Portugal | 2 goals

    Rafael Leao has played an impact-sub role for Portugal at the World Cup. He opened his account with a superbly-taken goal in Portugal's thrilling 3-2 win over Ghana in their group opener. AC Milan's jet-heeled winger bagged his second goal of the tournament with another sumptuous finish to cap off Portugal's resounding 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the Round of 16.

  • Havertz-Germany-World-Cup

    #21 Kai Havertz | Germany | 2 goals

    Kai Havertz came off the bench against Costa Rica and pulled them out of a rut by scoring the second and the third goals for the team after they were trailing 2-1 in a do-or-die game. While his brace helped them win the game, unfortunately they weren't enough to take his nation to the next round.

  • Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Uruguai, Eliminatórias 2022

    #22 Giorgian de Arrascaeta | Uruguay | 2 goals

    De Arrascaeta scored Uruguay's first goal of the World Cup with a tap-in to give them a crucial lead against Ghana. He then finished Luis Suarez's excellent flick with a well-taken volley to double their lead.

  • Ritsu Doan slide Japan Germany 2022 World Cup

    #23 Ritsu Doan | Japan | 2 goals

    Japan's Ritsu Doan was one of the scorers in one of the shocks of the 2022 World Cup as the Samurai Blue defeated Germany 2-1. Doan once again came up clutch in a big game to equalise against Spain in the final group game.

  • Ferran Torres Spain Costa Rica World Cup Qatar 2022

    #24 Ferran Torres | Spain | 2 goals

    Spanish forward Ferran Torres bagged himself a brace in a clinical win in their opening fixture. Torres was in exceptional form in Spain's opening encounter as he netted a penalty and then scored a brilliant goal to take his goal-scoring tally to 2.

  • Mohammed Kudus celebrates against South Korea.

    #25 Mohammed Kudus | Ghana | 2 goals

    Mohammed Kudus doubled Ghana's lead against Korea in the 34th minute on second matchday, giving them a two goal cushion in the first half. He then went on to score the go ahead goal in the second half following a spirited comeback from Korea.

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic Serbia World Cup 28112022

    #26 Aleksandar Mitrović | Serbia | 2 goals

    The all time leading goalscorer for Serbia scored a goal in a 3-3 draw against Cameroon before scoring his second goal for the tournament against Switzerland. That goal helped the Serbians equalize minutes after Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring, however, it was finally in vain as the Swiss went on to win the game 3-2.

  • Salem Al-Dawsari Saudi Arabia 2022-23

    #27 Salem Al-Dawsari | Saudi Arabia | 2 goals

    Al-Dawsari scored a stunning goal against Argentina to help Saudi Arabia come back and shock everyone with a 2-1 win. He followed it with a well-taken finish to reduce the deficit against Mexico, which didn't mean much for his side but ruined the Mexicans' hopes of qualifying past the group stage.

  • Guesung Cho South Korea Ghana 2022 World Cup

    #28 Cho Gue-sung | South Korea | 2 goals

    Cho Gue-sung scored a quickfire brace for Korea in the second half to bring them level against Ghana on the second matchday, however, it wasn't enough as Ghana scored immediately after and won the match.

  • Breel Embolo Switzerland.

    #29 Breel Embolo | Switzerland | 2 goals

    Breel Embolo scored the winner in Switzerland's 1-0 against Cameroon. He then helped his side level the score in their 3-2 win over Serbia in the final group game

  • Kramaric World Cup 2022

    #30 Andrej Kramaric | Croatia | 2 goals

    Kramarić scored two well-taken goals in either half against Canada to help Croatia win 4-1, thereby bringing them closer to securing qualification to the Round of 16 and topping their group.

  • En Nesyri Morocco World Cup Qatar 2022

    #31 Youssef En-Nesyri | Morocco | 2 goals

    En-Nesyri opened his account for this World Cup with a goal in Morocco's 2-1 win against Canada in their last group game. He would then go on to score the crucial winner against Portugal in the quarter-final and make history by helping his side become the first African country to make it to the semi-finals.

  • Aurelien Tchouameni France 2022

    #32 Aurelien Tchouameni, Theo Hernández, Randal Kolo Muani | France | 1 goal

    Tchouameni smashed home a low 25-yard strike into the bottom corner to snare the opener for Les Bleus in their mouthwatering quarter-final clash against England.

    Hernández and Kolo Muani earned themselves a place in footballing history books with two goals in either half in their 2-0 victory over Morocco in the semi-final. The latter became the third fastest substitute to have scored a goal in a World Cup game.

  • Pepe Portugal Switzerland World Cup 2022

    #33 Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro | Portugal | 1 goal

    39-year-old Portuguese skipper, Pepe, rippled the net with a thumping header from a Bruno Fernandes corner in their hefty round of 16 victory against Switzerland. With that goal, he became the oldest player to score in knockout rounds of FIFA World Cup finals history.

    Raphael Guerreiro hammered home Portugal's fourth goal in the same game with a well-struck pile-driver into the roof of the net.

  • Vinicius Raphinha Paqueta Neymar Brazil 2022 World Cup

    #34 Casemiro, Vinicius Jr, Lucas Paqueta | Brazil | 1 goal

    Casemiro unleashed a fine half-volley into the far corner to score a late match-winning goal against Switzerland to book his country an early ticket to the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup after a resilient Swiss defence made the Selecao work hard for three points in Doha.

    Vinicius Junior and Lucas Paquetá were all part of the action as Brazil decimated South Korea 4-1 in the Round of 16.



  •  Kim Young-gwon

    #35 Kim Young-gwon, Hwang Hee-chan, Paik Seung-ho | South Korea | 1 goal

    Young-gwon and Hee-chan scored crucial goals in South Korea's comeback victory against Portugal to book them a place in the Round of 16.

    Seung-ho scored an excellent half-volley from the edge of the box against Brazil in their round of 16 loss to cut South Korea's deficit to 3 in the 76th minute.

  • Memphis Depay Netherlands 2022

    #36 Davy Klaassen, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries | Netherlands | 1 goal

    Davy Klaassen scored immediately after coming on against Senegal in Netherlands' opening match to help guide the Dutch to victory.

    De Jong doubled the Netherlands' lead against hosts Qatar by scoring off a rebound from point-blank range and securing the win for them.

    Depay, Blind and Dumfries were all on the scoresheet as Netherlands dispatched the USA 3-1 in the Round of 16.

  • Timothy Weah United States USMNT Wales World Cup 2022

    #37 Timothy Weah, Christian Pulisic, Hagi Wright | USA | 1 goal

    Weah took 36 minutes to score against Wales in USA's first World Cup game since 2014, therefore achieving something his father the great George Weah couldn't in his entire international career.

    Pulisic scored the winner in a crucial must-win match against Iran, helping USA to the Round of 16.

    Hagi Wright scored for the USA in the round of 16 against the Netherlands, cutting the deficit in half in the 76th minute. However, the Netherlands would quickly restore their 2-goal advantage, ensuring Wright and his teammates were going back home.

  • Dia Qatar Senegal

    #38 Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Bamba Dieng, Ismaila Sarr, Koulidou Koulibaly | Senegal | 1 goal

    Dia, Diedhiou and Dieng each scored a goal to help Senegal secure a hard-fought 3-1 win against World Cup hosts Qatar, thereby improving their chances of qualifying to the next stage of the game.

    Sarr scored from the spot against Ecuador in a crunch tie on matchday 3 to give Senegal the lead. Koulibaly scored the go-ahead goal for Senegal against Ecuador in the 70th minute, to help them qualify for the next round of games.

  • Moises Caicedo World Cup 2022

    #39 Moises Caicedo | Ecuador | 1 goal

    Moises Caicedo scored the equalizer against Senegal in the decisive fixture on matchday 3 in the 67th minute, continuing his brilliant form. However, it wasn't enough as the Senegalese scored the match-winning goal soon after, thereby eliminating his side from the World Cup.

  • Zielinski Poland World Cup 2022

    #40 Piotr Zielinski | 1 goal | Poland

    Zieliński scored Poland's first goal at the FIFA World Cup 2022, opening the scoring against Saudi Arabia in the 39th minute.

  • Alphonso Davies Canada 2022 World Cup

    #41 Alphonso Davies | Canada | 1 goal

    It had to be him to score Canada's first ever goal in World Cup finals. Davies scored with a power header from close-range to give the Canadian's a dream start against Croatia, but the Maple Leafs couldn't hold on, and collapsed to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of experienced Croats.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Qatar 2022 2

    #42 Cristiano Ronaldo, João Félix, Ricardo Horta | Portugal | 1 goal

    The leading men's all-time goalscorer scored his 118th goal for Portugal after scoring a second-half penalty, following a foul on him in the penalty box, therefore also becoming the first player to score in 5 World Cups. João Félix and Rafael Leão followed with two important goals to help the Portuguese all the way through against Ghana.

    Horta opened the scoring in Portugal's 2-1 loss against South Korea, finishing Diogo Dalot's cutback from 6 yards.

  • Osman Bukari Ghana Portugal 2022 World Cup

    #43 André Ayew, Osman Bukari, Mohammed Salisu | Ghana | 1 goal

    Ghana captain André Ayew's 24th international goal in his 110th appearance and Osman Bukari's late strike weren't enough to help the African side get something out of their game against Portugal.

    Mohammed Salisu opened the scoring for Ghana in their 3-2 victory over South Korea on the second matchday.

  • HARRY KANE ENGLAND

    #44 Jack Grealish, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson | England | 1 goal

    While Bukayo Saka stole the headlines with a brace, Bellingham, Sterling, and Grealish, each scored a goal apiece in England's 6-2 rout of Iran in their World Cup opener, the latter two coming off the bench to do so.

    Phil Foden opened his World Cup account mere seconds after Rashford's goal to double England's lead in their 3-0 victory over Wales.

    Jordan Henderson scored his first ever World Cup goal in England's 3-0 victory over Senegal in the Round of 16.

  • Rabiot Francia Australia

    #45 Adrien Rabiot | France | 1 goal

    Adrien Rabiot scored from a well-taken header as France came back from behind to win 4-1 against Australia in their World Cup opener.

  • Mathew Leckie Australia

    #46 Craig Goodwin, Mitchell Duke, Matthew Leckie | Australia | 1 goal

    Australia's Craig Goodwin scored the fastest goal in this edition of the World Cup giving Australia a shocking lead against reigning champions France.

    Mitchell Duke scored the winner in Australia's 1-0 victory over Tunisia to give them hopes of making it to the next stage.

    Matthew Leckie scored one of the most important goal in Australia's history to help them defeat Denmark and make it to the Round of 16.

  • asensio spagna

    #47 Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Gavi, Carlos Soler | Spain | 1 goal

    Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Pablo Gavi, and Carlos Soler each scored a goal in Spain's 7-0 rout of Costa Rica. Gavi's goal means he is the third youngest scorer in the tournament's history.

  • Enzo Fernandez Argentina Mexico Mundial Qatar 2022

    #48 Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Nahuel Molina, Ángel Di María | Argentina | 1 goal

    The rising Benfica star curled in a spectacular second goal to ensure three points for Argentina in a make-or-break against Mexico. The Argentine sensation also became La Albiceleste youngest World Cup goal-scorer since Lionel Messi.

    Mac Allister chose the perfect moment to score his first goal for Argentina, giving them a crucial lead in their 2-0 victory over Poland.

    Nahuel Molina scored his first international goal, thanks to a sumptuous through ball by Lionel Messi, against the Netherlands in their quarter-final win.

    Di María doubled Argentina's lead in his first-ever start of this tournament, which eventually helped them win the big one after 36 years.

  • Andreas Christensen Dänemark

    #49 Andreas Christensen | Denmark | 1 goal

    Christensen headed home from close range to bring Denmark level against France but his effort went it vain as the Danes' fell to a 2-1 defeat.

  • Saleh Alshehri - saudi - Argentina - world cup 2022

    #50 Saleh Al-Shehri | Saudi Arabia | 1 goal

    Al-Shehri's excellent finish helped Saudi Arabia do the unthinkable and defeat favourites Argentina by 2 goals to 1.

  • Ao-Tanaka

    #51 Takuma Asano, Atumo Tanaka, Daizen Maeda | Japan | 1 goal

    Takuma Asano's well-taken finish in the dying embers of the 2nd half helped the Japanese upset European giants Germany in their opening game.

    Atumo Tanaka scored the go-ahead goal for Japan against Spain to win the game for his side and help them top the group.

    Maeda bundled home from close range to put Japan 1-0 ahead in their last-16 tie against Croatia just before halftime, after a well-worked short corner routine dropped perfectly for him. Unfortunately, the Asian side couldn't hold onto the lead, and ended up losing 3-1 on penalties.

  • Ilkay Gundogan penalty Germany Japan 2022 World Cup

    #52 İlkay Gundogan, Serge Gnabry | Germany | 1 goal

    Gündoğan, like Lionel Messi, gave his side the lead with a penalty against Japan. However, the Japanese came back to defeat Germany in the 2nd half.

    Serge Gnabry was on the scoresheet in Germany's 4-2 win over Costa Rica, but won't be able to add to his goal-tally as his nation didn't progress to the knockout stages.

  • Shaqiri Switzerland 2022

    #53 Xherdan Shaqiri, Remo Freuler, Manuel Akanji | Switzerland | 1 goal

    Shaqiri and Freuler each scored a goal in Switzerland's crucial victory over Serbia, thus helping them reach the Round of 16.

    Akanji sneaked in at the far post to pull one back for the Swiss in their disappointing 6-1 round of 16 defeat at the hands of Portugal.

  • Gareth Bale Matt Turner Wales USMNT World Cup 2022

    #54 Gareth Bale | Wales | 1 goal

    Gareth Bale is once again in the limelight after scoring a goal in Wales' opener against USA to help them secure a point.

  • HD Michy Batshuayi Belgium

    #55 Michy Batshuayi | Belgium | 1 goal

    Batshuayi opened his and Belgium's account at the Qatar World Cup with a thunderous finish helping them churn out a hard-fought victory against a well-drilled Canada.

  • Wales Iran WC

    #56 Roozbeh Chesmi, Ramin Rezaeian | Iran | 1 goal

    Chesmi's long-range piledriver and Rezaeian's ice-cold chip in the dying minutes of injury time helped Iran secure an important win against 10-man Wales, giving them hope of qualifying to the Round of 16.

  • Mohammed Muntari Qatar World Cup

    #57 Mohammed Muntari | Qatar | 1 goal

    Muntari made history as he scored Qatar's first-ever World Cup goal to temporarily reduce the deficit against Senegal 4 minutes after coming on as a substitute. However, he couldn't prevent them from facing another loss.

  • Yeltsin Tejeda (L) and Keysher Fuller of Costa Rica

    #58 Keysher Fuller, Yeltsin Tejeda, Juan Pablo Vargas | Costa Rica | 1 goal

    Keysher Fuller scored Costa Rica's first goal at the FIFA World Cup 2022, opening the scoring against Japan in the 81st minute to secure an important win.

    Tejeda and Vargas scored two quick goals against Germany to give Costa Rica hope of making it to the next round. However, their happiness was shortlived as the Germans came back to win 4-2.

  • Abdelhamid Sabiri Morocco.

    #59 Abdelhamid Sabiri, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Dari | Morocco | 1 goal

    Abdelhamid Sabiri scored Morocco's first goal at the FIFA World Cup 2022, opening the scoring against an underwhelming Belgium in the 73rd minute.

    Zakaria Aboukhlal extended Morocco's lead over Belgium in the added time to give Morocco a two goal cushion over the European side.

    Hakim Ziyech scored a goal in Morocco's 2-1 victory against Canada in their final group game for them to secure a position in the next round.

    Dari quickly scored for Morocco against Croatia in their third-place play-off to get his nation back in the game.

  • Marko Livaja Croatia Canada World Cup 27112022

    #60 Ivan Perišić, Bruno Petković, Marko Livaja, Lovro Majer, Joško Gvardiol, Mislav Oršić | Croatia | 1 goal

    Perišić powered a smart header into the bottom corner from a sensational Dejan Lovren cross to level things up at 1-1 in their round of 16 tie against Japan. That goal proved crucial as Croatia advanced into the quarter-finals on penalties.

    Bruno Petković produced a stunning late equalizer against Brazil in the 117th minute as Croatia went on to win on penalties in major upset.

    Livaja and Majer both scored on either side of Andrej Kramarić's to help Croatia finish their 4-1 rout of matchday 2 opponents Canada.

    Gvardiol scored his 2nd ever international goal to give Croatia a quick lead in their third-place playoff win against Morocco. Oršić scored one of the best goals in the tournament, a beautiful curler, to put Croatia ahead and secure a podium finish.

  • Eric Choupo Moting Camerún

    #61 Jean-Charles Castelletto, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting | Cameroon | 1 goal

    Castelletto, and Bayern Munich talisman Choupo-Moting were all part of the action in Cameroon's stunning comeback against Serbia to draw 3-3

  • Vlahovic Serbia

    #62 Strahinja Pavlović, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Dusan Vlahović | Serbia | 1 goal

    Pavlović and Milinkovic-Savic helped give Serbia a two-goal cushion against Cameroon, however, the African side came back to draw against them in the 2nd half.

    Dusan Vlahović got his first start of the World Cup and scored the go-ahead goal for Serbia against Switzerland in a must-win game. However, Switzerland would comeback to win 3-2

  • Wahbi Khazri, Tunisa

    #63 Wahbi Khazri | Tunisia | 1 goal

    Khazri exploited a defensive mistake from France to score an impressive solo goal in Tunisia's 1-0 victory over the 2018 World Cup winners in the last group game.

  • Luis Chavez Mexico Saudi Arabia World Cup 2022

    #64 Henry Martín, Luis Chávez | Mexico | 1 goal

    Martín showed his impeccable poaching instincts to give Mexico an important lead in their 2-1 win against Saudi Arabia. Chávez one-upped Marcus Rashford with an absolute beauty of a free kick into the far corner from 30 yards to bring Mexico closer to their qualification dreams, but sadly it was all in vain as Saudi Arabia pulled a goal back in injury-time.