In the running for the title of top scorer of the World Cup, Kylian Mbappé is 5 goals scored before the final, just like Lionel Messi. But the Argentinian can be a small step ahead for the moment.
The suspense is total for the ranking of scorers for the 2022 World Cup. As life is good, the first four in this ranking will play the final on Sunday between France and Argentina.
Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi lead the dance with 5 goals each, and are currently ahead of Olivier Giroud and Julian Alvarez, with 4 goals on the clock. Mbappé had taken off after the round of 16, but he remained on two games without a goal.
Messi or Mbappé, who will be the top scorer in the event of a tie?
Everything remains to be done, therefore, but Kylian Mbappé no longer has the hand. Indeed, in the event of a tie, the top scorers are decided according to their number of assists decided. And for the moment, Lionel Messi is ahead of Mbappé in this ranking, with 3 assists decided for the Argentine No. 10, against 2 for the Blues striker.
To be named top scorer of the 2022 World Cup, and thus succeed Harry Kane on the list, Kylian Mbappé must therefore score one more goal than Lionel Messi, or deliver one more assist than his teammate at Paris Saint-Germain. . Because the next criterion, in the event of a tie, would be playing time. And Mbappé having spent less time than Messi on the pitch so far, he could have the last word.