Iker Casillas names his Golden Boot contenders for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Spanish legend Iker Casillas has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. will be in contention for the Golden Boot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Casillas, who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, was asked to name his favorite contender to win the Golden Boot in Qatar. He said he originally supported Karim Benzema but the France international is now out of the competition with an injury.

He said Mark:

“It’s very difficult. Based on the streak he was on, I would say Benzema, but with the injury now… Let’s see what happens. And then Neymar comes out and he can ruin everything. Or Messi.”

World Cup goals, active players,

Thomas Muller: 10
Cristiano Ronaldo: 7
Messi: 6
Harry Kane: 6
Neymar: 6
Lukaku: 5

World Cup goals, active players,Thomas Muller: 10Cristiano Ronaldo: 7Messi: 6Harry Kane: 6Neymar: 6Lukaku: 5

Casillas then apparently changed his response to Ronaldo – a player he shared the pitch with as a teammate 228 times at Real Madrid. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper continued:

“It seems like Cristiano came to the World Cup as a guest and people don’t count on him because of all the moves he has at Manchester United, but… When people talk about Cris, they forget what he did.”

‘San Iker’ concluded:

“Come on, he doesn’t forget, because he knows what he has done. But I would always like him in my team. Cristiano still has a role to play at the highest level.”

Ronaldo, 37, will play his fifth and most likely last World Cup tournament. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to lead the Portuguese line in manager Fernando Santos’ squad despite his lack of playing time at Manchester United.

Under Erik ten Hag, the Portuguese icon has made just four Premier League appearances this season. He is set to leave Old Trafford after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

Neymar and Lionel Messi could give Cristiano Ronaldo a hard time at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Winning the World Cup Golden Boot doesn’t always require scoring against all opposition and only in important games.

Scoring a number of goals against relatively weaker opposition in potentially one-sided matches is a proven way to steal a march on other competitors. Neymar’s Brazil have Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon in their group.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina have Saudi Arabia, Poland and Mexico in Group C. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, meanwhile, have been given a relatively tricky group with Ghana, Uruguay and Spain. South Korea.

On paper, Neymar and Lionel Messi will believe their chances of scoring a few goals in the group stage. They are well placed to win the Golden Boot and are among the favorite teams to go the distance in the competition.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, however, may not have it so easily.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at