The elite eight of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are in the quarterfinals.The knockout round begins on December 9, 2022, at 8:30 p.m. IST. Brazil and Croatia will compete for a spot in the semi-final, followed by Argentina vs. the Netherlands. Any combination can come up in the following rounds until the final is concluded on December 18, 2022.
Individually, some players have excelled in this tournament. Some players may win the Golden Ball after the international tournament based on their previous performances and the type of football they have played up to this point.
Kylian Mbappe is at the top of the table with five goals. He is followed by many other players who have scored three goals each. Mbappe leaves the equation only if France loses to England in the upcoming quarterfinals, which will be played on December 11, 2022, at 12:30 a.m. The elimination of France will also make way for Saka to top the charts by finding the net a couple more times.
It holds true only if Mbappe leaves the field without a single goal. FIFA betting sites are keeping an eye on the action in order to update the stats.
There are, of course, other players in the line. Messi, for example, can go closer to the Golden Ball. Never before has he scored in the knockout stage, but that has suddenly changed. In a Round of 16 match played against Australia, he turned a shot into a goal. Anything could occur in future events. As this will be Messi’s final appearance in the FIFA World Cup, he has great expectations for the competition.
In this tournament, Neymar has missed two group matches. Consequently, his goal total is relatively high. The Brazilian forward has a chance to win the Golden Ball if he scores in the subsequent competitions, advances to the final, and scores a few more goals. The possibility is rare, but his fans should consider it.
Morata once topped the list. If Morocco had not dominated the Round of 16 penalty shootout, he’d have made it. Morata scored 3 goals for Spain in this tournament.
If England defeats the in-form France in the quarterfinals, Bellingham will have a shot. Both teams have an identical probability of winning the match that will be played at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Ramos of Portugal is on the list with three goals and a little chance of reaching the top. Spain’s advancement over Morocco would have been close. Portugal currently has the opportunity to advance and secure a position in the World Cup Semifinals.
Mbappe and Messi have the highest probability of receiving the Golden Ball. Neymar must exert greater effort in the upcoming matches.