Footballers who provide or create scoring opportunities are as key as the goalscorers.
The FIFA World cup 2022 is going on in Qatar and with the Round OF 16 approaching, teams are battling to secure a place in the knockout rounds. The list for the most assists at FIFA World Cup 2022 is also changing every day. Over the years, assists have gained more and more importance in the game.
A good assist provider or playmaker ensures a goal. Many teams focus on a good combination of Strikers and Providers to get an edge in the game. A perfect combination of striker and playmakers in the attack is the worst nightmare of any defender. In the previous edition of the World cup, the most number of assists by a single player was two assists.
In this article, we take a look at the top 10 players with most assists at the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
Players with the Most Assists in FIFA World cup 2022
Dusan Tadic (2 Assists)
Dusan Tadic is another Serbian player who assisted two goals at FIFA World Cup 2022. He assisted a goal each in the 3-3 draw against Cameroon and the 2-3 defeat against Switzerland.
Tadic first assisted Strahinja Pavlovic from a wonderful free-kick that helped Serbia draw level against Cameroon. He next assisted Aleksandar Mitrovic against Switzerland., once again helping his side bounce back in the match after conceding first. His assist to the Fulham striker was a cross that the 28-year-old buried into the far bottom corner.
Andrija Zivkovic (2 Assists)
The Serbian provided both assists in the thrilling match against Cameroon. Serbia lost their opening game to Brazil and drew with Cameroon in the next game. Serbia will face Switzerland next in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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Jordi Alba (2 Assists)
The Spaniard has registered two assists with his national side in this tournament so far. The Barcelona left-back has started in both of Spain’s group-stage matches. He provided an assist each in both matches, against Costa Rica and Germany.
Spain defeated Costa Rica with seven goals to nil. However, they drew against Germany, which kept Germany’s hopes alive. Spain will face Japan next and will be looking to confirm their place in the round of 16.
Davy Klaassen (2 Assists)
The Netherlands are through to the Round OF 16 and are pretty good opponents to face against. Klaassen provided both of his assists to Cody Gakpo, one against Ecuador and the other against Qatar. His assists have helped Gakpo become the joint top-scorer for the World Cup 2022 with three goals along with Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford and Enner Valencia. After topping the group, Netherlands will be playing against USA in the last 16.
Denzel Dumfires (2 Assists)
The Dutch right wing-back had one of the games of his career in the round of 16 win over the USA. The Inter Milan wing-back recorded 2 assists and one goal on the day and will be looking forward to continuing his form in the quarter-finals.
Ousmane Dembele (2 Assists)
The Barcelona superstar has finally found his form this year. He is in exceptional form with the club and is also an important part of the French national squad. He has registered one assist against Australia. Dembele provided the assist to Mbappe.
Theo Hernandez (2 Assists)
The French defender has registered two assists. He assisted Rabiot in their opening game against Australia which saw four goals by the French. His second assist came in the next game against Denmark, where he assisted Mbappe for his first goal. France have also advanced in the round of 16 after winning both of their starting fixtures. They face Tunisia in their last group-stage match.
Ivan Perisic (2 Assists)
The Croatian international got both of his assists in their match against Canada. They defeated Canada with a score line of four goals to nil. Their next match is against Belgium. Croatia will be eyeing a win in their match against Belgium, who are looking at a possible exit from the group if they lose.
Lionel Messi (3 Assists)
Lionel Messi gave his third assist of the tournament to give Argentina a 3-0 lead against Croatia in the semifinals. The Argentine now marches on to the finals who will face the winners of the France and Morocco game.
Harry Kane (3 Assists)
The Golden Boot winner from the World Cup 2018 in Russia has not found the back of the net so far in the tournament. However, the Tottenham Hotspur player is leading the charts in terms of assists. Kane provided two assists against Iran in their win over them and one assist against Wales. The England captain is in good form and will be facing Senegal in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2022.
Bruno Fernandes (3 Assists)
The Manchester United midfielder is capable of creating chances and scoring goals which makes him a real threat to the opposite side. Bruno has got two assists so far. Both of his assists came in the game against Ghana, in which Portugal defeated the African side three goals to two.
Bruno also scored two goals in the victory over Uruguay. In the Round of 16 clash against Switzerland, he assisted Portugal’s second goal in their 6-1 win over the Swiss. It was from Bruno’s corner that Pepe headed home Portugal’s second goal of the night. They will go on to score four more goals and advance to the quarter-finals.
Antoine Griezmann (3 assists)
Griezmann has excelled in a new role for France playing as the creative midfielder behind the attacking trio of Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe. He has created plenty of goalscoring chances in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 and now also has three assists to his name. Griezmann’s first assist in the tournament came when he crossed for Mbappe to score his second goal against Denmark in the group stages. The Atletico Madrid star then assisted both of France’s goals in their win over England in the quarter-finals.
Griezmann first found Aurelien Tchouameni with a simple pass for the opening goal and then crossed for Olivier Giroud to head home the winner late in the second half. The win propelled France to the World Cup semi-finals. Griezmann, who finished with a Bronze Ball and a Silver Boot in France’s victorious 2018 World Cup campaign, will hope to lead Les Bleus to a second consecutive World Cup title.
** Last updated on December 10, 2022.