The fight to be the top scorer of the Qatar 2022 World Cup ended with Kylian Mbappe winning the Golden Boot.
Before the final, Lionel Messi was in first position with five goals and six games played, followed by Kylian Mbappe with the same number of goals. But a scintillating hattrick by the Frenchman took him to the top with a tally of 8 goals.
The Golden Boot trophy for the top scorer in the World Cup was awarded for the first time at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the final competition. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists (as determined by the members of the FIFA Technical Study Group) shall be decisive.
If two or more players are still equal after taking into account the number of assists, the total minutes played in the tournament will be taken into account, with the player playing fewer minutes ranked first.