FIFA World Cup Golden Boot update

After a blistering start to Russia 2018, with a hattrick in the 3-3 draw with Spain - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo raced into an early lead.

However, as predicted in our initial Golden Boot favorites piece, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have kept the pace with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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Kane's hattrick in the 6-1 humbling of Panama has lifted him to the top of the scoring charts with five goals in two games - the tally that was enough to win the award back in 2006 and 2010.

Top-five scorers:

Harry Kane (England) - 5
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 4
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) - 4
Denis Cheryshev (Russia) - 3
Diego Costa (Spain) - 3