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Who Were The Top Goalscorers In 2018 World Cup Qualification?

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup having kicked off with Russia against Saudi Arabia, the big teams and favourites will enter the tournament in the coming days. But who were the top goalscorers in the worldwide qualifying campaign? Cristiano Ronaldo was beaten by three players!

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski was the joint top scorer after breaking the European qualification record with 16 goals. He was joined as the top marksman in qualifiers by Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Al Sahlawi and United Arab Emirates' Ahmed Khalil, who both netted 16 times as well.

The top trio was followed by Portugal captain and record scorer Ronaldo, who struck 15 times and is now just three goals shy of Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas' all-time European record of 84 goals.

Denmark's Christian Eriksen almost single-handedly scored his country to Russia, netting 11 goals, as many as Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and Australia veteran Tim Cahill did.

Iran's Sardar Azmoun and Syria's Omar Kharbin complete the top nine goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification, with 10 strikes each.

Read: Messi Names Eight Stars To Watch At The World Cup, Snubs Ronaldo

Edinson Cavani was the top marksman in South American qualification with his nine strikes for Uruguay, while Africa's top scorers were Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso with five goals apiece.

Who do you think will be the top goalscorer at the World Cup in Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.

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