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World Cup Golden Boot standings: Harry Kane on top after group games

Harry Kane of England reacts after scoring the 2-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between England and Panama in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 24 June 2018. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores most goals at the World Cup. This list will be updated as the tournament progresses.

First things first, let’s deal with how these things are decided. At the top of the list? You guessed it: goals. That’s followed by assists in the event that players are tied. If things are still all square after that, the player who was on the pitch for the least amount of time walks away with the golden shoe. For a history on who has won this award, read this.

Standings last updated on 2 July 2018, 23:22.

Players with three or more goals, who are still in the tournament,  are featured below. 

Players who have scored two goals who are still in the tournament are Eden Hazard (Belgium), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil), Yerry Mina (Colombia), John Stones (England), Luka Modric (Croatia), Andreas Granqvist (Sweden), Neymar (Brazil) and Luis Suárez (Uruguay).

Harry Kane of England reacts after scoring the 5-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between England and Panama in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 24 June 2018.  EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV
Harry Kane of England reacts after scoring the 5-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between England and Panama in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 24 June 2018. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

1. Harry Kane

Scoring frequency: 31 min / goal
Goals per game: 2.5
Shots per game: 2.5
Big chances missed: 0

Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates after scoring the 3-0 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between Belgium and Panama in Sochi, Russia, 18 June 2018.  EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL
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Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates after scoring the 3-0 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between Belgium and Panama in Sochi, Russia, 18 June 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

2. Romelu Lukaku

Scoring frequency:  59min / goal
Goals per game: 1.3
Shots per game: 2.7
Big chances missed: 4

epa06807824 Denis Cheryshev of Russia celebrates after scoring the 4-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Moscow, Russia, 14 June 2018.

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Denis Cheryshev of Russia celebrates after scoring the 4-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Moscow, Russia, 14 June 2018. EPA

4. Denis Cheryshev

Scoring frequency: 79 min / goal
Goals per game: 0.8
Shots per game: 2
Big chances missed: 0

Diego Costa of Spain celebrates after scoring the 2-2 equalizer during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and Spain in Sochi, Russia, 15 June 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL
Diego Costa of Spain celebrates after scoring the 2-2 equalizer during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and Spain in Sochi, Russia, 15 June 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

5. Diego Costa

Scoring frequency: 80 min / goal
Goals per game: 1
Shots per game: 2.3
Big chances missed: 1

Kylian Mbappe of France (L) celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann of France scoring the 4-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between France and Argentina in Kazan, Russia, 30 June 2018.  EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
Kylian Mbappe of France (L) celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann of France scoring the 4-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between France and Argentina in Kazan, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

6. Kylian Mbappé

Scoring frequency: 88 min / goal
Goals per game: .0.8
Shots per game: 1.3
Big chances missed: 1

Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates scoring the 2-1 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and Portugal in Sochi, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL
Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates scoring the 2-1 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and Portugal in Sochi, Russia, 30 June 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

7. Edinson Cavani

Scoring frequency:  114 min / goal
Goals per game: 0.8
Shots per game: 3
Big chances missed: 1

Artem Dzyuba of Russia (L) celebrates scoring on penalty the 1-1 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow, Russia, 01 July 2018.  EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ
Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates scoring on penalty the 1-1 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow, Russia, 01 July 2018. EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ

8. Artem Dzyuba

Scoring frequency:  84 min / goal
Goals per game: 0.8
Shots per game: 1.3
Big chances missed: 0

Previous Golden Boot winners

Brazil 2014 – James Rodriguez
South Africa 2010 – Thomas Müller
Germany 2006 – Miroslav Klose
Japan/South Korea 2002 – Ronaldo
France 1998 – Davor Suker
USA 1994 – Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov
Italy 1990 – Salvatore Schillaci
Mexico 1986 – Gary Lineker
Spain 1982 – Paolo Rossi

Read about their wins here.

Standings will be updated at the end of each day’s fixtures.  DM

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