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FIFA World Cup 2022: Race for the Golden Boot and the other big stats so far | Football News

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The 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup is really turning into quite the World Cup of upsets. These however are still early days in terms of the number of matches played so far. A total of 48 group stage games will be played and so far, till Sunday November 27, 28 games have been completed.
No big favourite has been eliminated yet, with 4 time champions, Germany also managing to stay alive. And as is almost always the case, one of the most interesting races that are shaping up is the race for the Golden Boot, which is awarded to the highest goal-scorer of the tournament.
TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at how that race is shaping up and some of the other very interesting tournament statistics so far:
RACE FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT (Top goal-scorer)

PLAYER COUNTRY GOALS SCORED
Enner Valencia Ecuador 3
Kylian Mbappe France 3
Lionel Messi Argentina 2
Bukayo Saka England 2
Ferran Torres Spain 2
Mehdi Taremi Iran 2
Olivier Giroud France 2
Richarlison Brazil 2
Cody Gakpo Netherlands 2
Andrej Kramaric Croatia 2

MOST ASSISTS (Top 5)

PLAYER COUNTRY ASSISTS
Ivan Perisic Croatia 2
Jordi Alba Spain 2
Theo Hernandez France 2
Bruno Fernandes Portugal 2
Harry Kane England 2

MOST SAVES (Top 5)

PLAYER COUNTRY ASSISTS
Wojciech Szczęsny Poland 8
Shuichi Gonda Japan 8
Milan Borjan Canada 8
Andries Noppert Netherlands 7
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic Serbia 7

MOST TOUCHES ON THE BALL (Top 5)

PLAYER COUNTRY ASSISTS
Aymeric Laporte Spain 264
Rodri Spain 262
Jordi Alba Spain 216
John Stones England 214
Luke Shaw England 206

MOST NON-PENALTY GOALS (Top 8)

PLAYER COUNTRY GOALS
Kylian Mbappe France 3
Alvaro Morata Spain 2
Bukayo Saka England 2
Andrej Kramaric Croatia 2
Richarlison Brazil 2
Enner Valencia Ecuador 2
Cody Gakpo Netherlands 2
Olivier Giroud France 2



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