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2018 WC Golden Boot Update: CR7 Drops, Messi Goalless

Despite Lionel Messi and Neymar having yet to come to the party, the Golden Boot race at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is heating up, and Cristiano Ronaldo has been overtaken at the top.

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The Portuguese was once again on the scoresheet in his side's 1-0 victory over Morocco, taking his tally at this year's World Cup to four strikes.

However, on Sunday, England's Harry Kane overtook Ronaldo after his hat-trick against Panama. The Tottenham Hotspur attacker has now scored five goals in the tournament, the best return for an English striker since Gary Lineker netted six at the 1986 World Cup.

Romelu Lukaku became Belgium's leading goalscorer in major tournaments after scoring his seventh goal in European Championship and World Cup history. His brace in the Red Devils' 5-2 win over Tunisia took his tally at Russia 2018 to four strikes.

Russia's Denis Cheryshev and Spain's Diego Costa complete the top five with three goals each.

Read: Maradona: Players Had My Back, Messi Has No One

Neymar, meanwhile, scored his first goal of the tournament in the 96th minute against Costa Rica on Friday, while Messi is yet to find the back of the net.

Who do you think will win the Golden Boot at the World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.

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