The meet promises high-scoring games as some record-breaking goalscorers will don the jerseys of their national teams in the prestigious tournament.
The football fest is on with less than five days before the World Cup 2022 starts. All teams are expecting their strikers to score the maximum amount of goals to get closer to winning the competition and eliminating the opponent countries.
We have already seen many articles talking about the top 10 active footballers with the most goals in international football or the top 10 goalscorers in international football of all time in which most of the players are from countries that are not competing at the FIFA World cup 2022.
Today we will show you the top 10 players with the most international goals representing their nations in the FIFA World cup 2022 in Qatar.
10. Olivier Giroud (France)
Olivier Giroud is one of the most underrated footballers in the world. The French star has scored 49 goals in 114 appearances for France. He is just three goals away to become the all-time goalscorer for his country breaking the record of the legendary Thierry Henry’s 51 goals for France.
Giroud played a crucial role-playing as a target man for France in winning the 2018 World Cup. But he failed to score a single goal in the competition. He has been named to the 25 men’s squad for the Qatar World cup where he will play alongside Karim Benzema.
9. Aleksandar Mitrović (Serbia)
Mitrovic has played a crucial role for Serbia in the past two years. On March 27, 2021, he scored Serbia’s first goal in a 2-2 tie with Portugal, breaking Stjepan Bobek’s previous record of 38 goals and becoming the national team’s all-time leading scorer.
Mitrovic scored a last-minute winner against Portugal on November 14, 2021, bringing Serbia to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 victory. He has scored a total of 50 goals for Serbia in 76 appearances. He is eyeing to give an outstanding performance in the World Cup.
8. Harry Kane (England)
Kane scored back-to-back first-half hat-tricks in England’s last two 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino (including a “perfect hat-trick” against the former and a poker against the latter) to help ensure England’s qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Kane scored his 50th international goal against Germany in the league phase of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League in June 2022. By doing so, he became only the second player in England history to do so. He is trailing Wayne Rooney by three goals.
However, England’s Harry Kane is one of the best strikers of this generation scoring 51 goals for England in 75 appearances. Kane was the top goal scorer in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is most likely to be the top goalscorer in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
7. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
With ten goals, Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani leads CONMEBOL 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. Cavani was a member of Uruguay’s side that won the China Cup in March 2018. He scored in the 2-0 semi-final triumph against the Czech Republic, and he scored the only goal in the final against Wales, his 100th cap. However, He has 58 goals in 113 appearances and can be dangerous with Valverde and Nunez in the 2022 World Cup.
6. Luis Suarez (Uruguay)
Suárez is the all-time leading goal scorer in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying games as well as the all-time leading goal scorer for Uruguay at the international level. However, He has competed for his country in three FIFA World Cups, four Copa América tournaments, the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. In 134 games, he has scored 68 goals.
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5. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Romelu Lukaku of Belgium scored his 50th and 51st goals for his country against San Marino in a 9-0 home victory in a Euro 2020 qualifying match. He scored twice in Belgium’s 3-0 victory against Russia in their opening group-stage match of UEFA Euro 2020 on June 12, 2021. However, Lukaku was chosen as the lone player from Belgium in the UEFA Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament two days after the final. He was given the striker spot. In 102 games, he has scored 68 goals in total.
4. Neymar (Brazil)
With 12 goals overall, Neymar holds the record for most goals scored by a Brazilian player in FIFA World Cup qualifying games. On July 10, Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 in the championship match. Despite the defeat, Neymar and Argentina’s Messi were the tournament’s top players for their respective performances. However, Neymar became Brazil’s all-time leading scorer in FIFA World Cup qualification games on September 9, 2021, with the second goal in a 2-0 victory over Peru. Neymar now has 12 goals in total. He has made 121 appearances for Brazil and scored 75 goals.
3. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
Lewandowski became Poland’s all-time leading scorer on October 5, 2017, when he struck a hat-trick in a 6-1 victory against Armenia, breaking Wodzimierz Lubaski’s previous record of 48 goals. He set a record for a European World Cup qualifier by scoring 16 goals overall to finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process. The first Polish player to score in three straight European Championships was on June 19, 2021. Lewandowski has scored 76 goals in 134 appearances for the national team. However, he is yet to score in the FIFA World Cup.
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Lionel Messi, probably the best player in the world of football and the archrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, has a shockingly poor record on the international stage by his standards. However, the former Barcelona superstar only has seven career hat tricks for Argentina while having an unmatched 48 for the La Liga team. He has scored 90 goals in 164 games and is aiming to take advantage of his final opportunity to help Argentina win the World Cup.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear leader among international football goal scorers, topping the list with a staggering 117 goals in 191 appearances. On September 2, 2021, the Portuguese international scored against the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup Group Qualifying game to surpass Ali Daei of Iran as the leading international goalscorer in men’s football.
However, 10 hat tricks have been scored by Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal’s national team. Since the 37-year-old has the most goals in the competition with 14 at the UEFA Euro and seven at the FIFA World Cup. At the UEFA Euros, he also has the most international appearances.