France’s Simply Fontaine in motion within the 1958 FIFA World Cup© AFP
Kylian Mbappe produced a well timed help to assist France seal their semi-final win over a resilient Morocco aspect on Wednesday, however his incapacity to web a aim himself means the FIFA World Cup ultimate on Sunday will pit the French talisman towards Argentine nice Lionel Messi because the race hots up for the Golden Boot. Each males have 5 targets every within the match up to now.
France’s Olivier Giroud and Argentina’s Julian Alvarez are additionally within the operating with 4 targets every. An awesome ultimate for both of those 4 males would imply they’ll have their names written within the annals of FIFA World Cup historical past as the best scorer of the 2022 occasion. Within the case of a tie, a participant with extra assists is awarded the Golden Boot.
However whereas we benefit from the success of those gamers and wait in anticipation to see who ends as the highest scorer of this match, additionally it is fascinating to look again and see what’s the document for probably the most variety of targets in a single World Cup match.
To get the reply we should return to the match in 1958. It was the 12 months when Brazil gained their first World Cup match, however the honours for probably the most targets within the match had been taken by France’s Simply Fontaine, who had scored 13 targets.
Fontaine’s document will proceed to face past this match as it’s unbelievable for both Messi or Mbappe to attain 9 targets within the remaining match.
Hungarian Sandor Kocsis (11 targets in 1954) and Germany’s Gerd Muller (10 targets in 1970) are the opposite two gamers who’ve scored in double digits in a single World Cup match.
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