MORENO LEADSGOLDEN BOOT RACE

MORENO LEADSGOLDEN BOOT RACE

Bolivian striker Marcelo Moreno didn’t score in his last two World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the South American region, but he has been able to hold off the likes of Luis Suarez of Uruguay,Brazilian star Neymar and Argentine skipper Lionel Messi till date to lead the Golden Boot. Moreno is leading the Golden Boot race in the South American section of the qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 tournament with 10 goals.

Moreno was a major reason why Bolivia won four matches during their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. The Bolivians had a return of four wins, three draws and eleven defeats from 18 games during the qualifiers as they finished second from bottom on the standings.

 

Moreno has two more goals than both Luis Suarez and Neymar despite playing for lowly Bolivia in comparison to Uruguay and Brazil. Atletico Madrid star Suarez was a big reason why Uruguay picked one of the four automatic spots for the World Cup 2022 tournament from the South American region. Suarez scored in three of the last four qualifiers as Uruguay sealed victory in those four games to book their place in Qatar. The former Liverpool and Ajax Amsterdam player was able to finish joint second on the list of the highest goalscorers in the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 qualifiers thanks to his tally of three goals in the last four qualifying games.

 

Just like what was obtainable with Suarez, Brazilian star Neymar has also scored eight goals during the qualifiers. While Suarez can no longer add to his tally of eight goals, Neymar is still in a position to add to his eight goals when Brazil take on Argentina in their rescheduled game later this year. Both Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi of Argentina have seven goals and they can also add to their tally during the game.

 

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