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Final Top Goalscorers In 2018 World Cup Qualification Update

Only three players scored more than Cristiano Ronaldo during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. With all qualifiers now completed, here are the leading goalscorers across the globe.

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

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski broke a European qualification record, scoring 16 goals in just nine qualifiers.

The Bayern Munich forward is joined at the top of the ranking by Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Al Sahlawi and United Arab Emirates' Ahmed Khalil, who both netted 16 times in the Asian qualifiers.

The top trio is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 15 times for Portugal, despite scoring just once in his last three European qualifiers.

Denmark and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen was the hero in his country's 5-1 playoff aggregate win over Republic of Ireland, scoring a hat-trick in their 5-1 victory in the second leg.

Overall, he struck 11 times in the European qualifiers, as many as Belgium's Romelu Lukaku and Australia's Tim Cahill.

Iran's Sardar Azmoun and Syria's Omar Kharbin complete the top goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification ranking after netting 10 goals during the qualifiers. The latter and the UAE's Khalil are the only two players from the group whose countries failed to book their ticket to Russia.

Read: Official: All 32 2018 World Cup Participants Confirmed

Edinson Cavani was the top goalscorer in the South American qualifiers, scoring nine goals, while Africa's top goalscorers were Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso, who both scored five goals.

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

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