FIFA World Cup 2018 is getting hotter every day. Russia will take on Egypt in their second Group game tonight after opening the tournament with a 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia on 14th June. The showdown has delivered crazy and unexpected results like Argentina drawing 1-1 against Iceland; Brazil getting only a point against Switzerland and Germany losing 1-0 to Mexico. Today, as we wait for Columbia, Senegal, and Poland to entertain us, we want to look at five stars leading in World Cup Golden Boot race 2018.
5. Dennis Cheryshev- Russia
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Russia opened 2018 World Cup with a commanding 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14th at the Iconic Luzhniki Stadium. It was a dream start for the host nation especially after a poor run of results in all their friendly matches before the tournament. Dennis Cheryshev scored twice to make sure his nation topped the Group by points and goals scored. Aleksandr Golovin contribution cannot be ignored because he assisted two goals and scored one for himself. The two will need to get the job done tonight against Mohamed Salah to reach the last 16 and eliminate Egypt.
4. Harry Kane- England
England opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against African side Tunisia on Monday evening. Three Lions skipper Harry Kane scored both goals in a similar manner through second balls after set pieces. The European side dominated the game but they almost threw away two points due to poor finishing. Tottenham Hotspurs forward brace means he is now level with four other players on the Golden Boot race.
3. Romelu Lukaku- Belgium
Belgium all-time best scorer Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 3-0 win against Panama. The big win propels the Red Devils to the summit of Group G on goal difference. The Central Americans made it hard for the talented European side in the first half. However, after the break, Thierry Henry inspired attackers were just too hot to handle. Martens opened the floodgates with a wonderful strike and Romelu Lukaku did the rest to go level with Diego Costa and other three players with 2 goals so far.