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The Top 10 Goalscorers In 2018 World Cup Qualification

The Top 10 Goalscorers In 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

By David Kappel - Sep 06, 2017 09:38 PM @kappilinho

With qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup reaching its final stage, here are the leading goalscorers across the globe. Cristiano Ronaldo is among the top but where is Lionel Messi?

Click through the gallery above to see the leading goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification, according to FIFA.

Saudi Arabia’s Al Sahlawi and United Arab Emirates striker Ahmed Khalil lead the ranking after netting 16 goals so far. The duo have a slight advantage, however, due to the Asian qualification modus, which includes two group stages, having played 14 and 16 matches respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the leading goalscorer in the European qualification campaign, having scored 14 goals in just seven qualifiers.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski follows with 12 strikes in eight appearances during this qualification campaign so far, while Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku is one of three players with 10 goals. The other two on 10 strikes are Iran’s Sardar Azmoun and Syria’s Omar Kharbin, who both compete in Asian qualification as well.

The first South American in the ranking is Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani with nine strikes – as many as Guatemala’s Carlos Ruiz, who leads the North American, Central Americanand Caribbean qualification, and Australia's Tim Cahill, who completes the top 10.

Messi, meanwhile, has only netted three goals in the current World Cup qualification so far, which is possibly one of the reasons why Argentina's qualification spot is under threat.

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The leading scorer in Oceania is New Zealand's Chris Wood, who has netted eight times, while Africa's top goalscorer spot is shared between Ghana's Thomas Partey, Niger's Moussa Maazou, Liberia's William Jebor and Algeria's Islam Slimani, who have all netted four goals so fa.

Note: These goal stats are based on information from FIFA.

Who do you think is the best goalscorer in world football currently? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Cow95 Joined: 18 Dec 2016
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Cow95 Sep 07, 2017 09:48 PM
CR7 The King
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fanist Joined: 20 May 2016
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fanist Sep 07, 2017 11:29 AM
Eish small number for Africans,is it our defence is to tight or our strikers are not sharp coz there are likes of Mane,salad etc
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khaydoman Sep 07, 2017 09:49 AM
No Messi no Suarez, kikiki! king Ronaldo is doing it the way esmazi ngayo
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RealManUchiefz Sep 07, 2017 08:37 AM
His saving them for barca lol
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laqwela Sep 07, 2017 08:26 AM
@fura da bravo. looool! u just made my day Bru,people think I am crazy.myb our top goal scorer is Rantie with one strike followed by Gabuza with one strike under his name the list goes on....
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laqwela Sep 07, 2017 08:20 AM
stop it editor people are going to cry here
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lopi Sep 07, 2017 06:53 AM
Ok cool!
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jinks Sep 07, 2017 05:42 AM
Those who say messi is the best player in the world should check their heads.
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fura da bravo Sep 07, 2017 05:34 AM
Ai its hard no chill in mzantsi RSA scores only 6goals n concede 6 while curious countries one men score almost 3times all the goals my poor RSA have mxm ,i like Diski bcz I'm a man otherwise there is nothing special about Mzantsi By the way where is MESSI n SUAREZ ? #Zombie n Vimpire
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Ova Dose Sep 07, 2017 03:54 AM
Dololo Neymar And Messi. Messi U Better Wake Up Dude, Your Spot Light Is Fading
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alizebucs1986 Sep 06, 2017 08:14 PM
Messi follows with 2 Goals kikikiki
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 06, 2017 08:06 PM
Lewandowski,Neymar,Ronaldo alwayz excellent on their nation bt where s king Messi cowditor
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musa005 Sep 06, 2017 07:35 PM
Really editor, do you really have to ask that question???

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