World Cup 2022 top goal scorer: Updated rankings in the Golden Boot race

We have our first player at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to reach three goals and it's Ecuador's top scorer Enner Valencia, who netted his third of the tournament in only his second game.

After striking twice to lead La Tri to a victory in the inaugural match against host nation Qatar, 

he put home a rebound allowed by the Dutch 'keeper to equalize against No. 8-ranked Netherlands on Friday.

Six other players have two goals and are right on Valencia's heels. That group was joined by Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 

who scored in a second consecutive match. The other five are Brazil's Richarlison — he also had the best 

goal of the tournament thus far — France's Olivier Giroud (vs. Australia) and Spain's Ferran Torres (vs. Costa Rica). 

England's Bukayo Saka (England) and Iran's Mehdi Taremi got their braces in the same game.

As more names are added to the list below, page 57 of the official FIFA World Cup tournament rules explains what happens in case players are tied on goals.

 There are two layers of tiebreakers: (1) most assists, (2) fewest minutes played.

The table below is updated after every match and will take into account the above tiebreakers.


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