The FIFA World Cup 2014 is nearing and the excitement levels are rising as we count down the number of days to the mega event. Every FIFA World Cup is defined by moments that continue to live long after the final whistle is blown. There are a lot of brilliant goals scored in every FIFA World Cup which add to the flavor of this tournament. And becoming the top goal scorer of the FIFA World Cup is a dream for every player. Here are our FIFA World Cup 2014 Top Goal Scorer Predictions.
FIFA World Cup 2014 Top Goal Scorer Predictions
1. Lionel Messi
Talking about the top goal scorers in any competition, the first player that comes to mind is Lionel Messi. Messi has been the best player for Barcelona for the past 5-6 years winning numerous awards and trophies with them, including 2 Champions League titles and 4 FIFA Balon d’Ors. However his performances with Argentina have not been at the same level. He failed to score a single goal at the 2010 World Cup and that was one of the reasons of Argentina’s early exit in 2010. Come June, Messi will be looking to answer his critics in the best possible manner and lead his team to World Cup glory.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo will be another player to look out for at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He single handedly took Portugal to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring a brilliant hat-trick against Sweden in the 2nd leg of their Qualifier. Cristiano Ronaldo won his second FIFA Balon d’Or in 2013 and he has carried his good form in 2014 as well, becoming the top goal scorer of the UEFA Champions League. A lot will be expected of him when he steps out in the Portugal Jersey at the World Cup.
A million Brazilian hopes will rest on Neymar‘s shoulders when Brazil set out in the quest of a sixth FIFA World Cup Trophy. The 22 year old has the habit of shining on big occasions and this year’s World Cup might just be the moment for him. Neymar had a brilliant 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup where he scored 4 goals including a goal in the final against Spain and that led people to believe why he will be the most important player for Brazil in the World Cup.
4. Luis Suarez
There has been no more explosive player in the EPL this year than Luis Suarez, who along with Daniel Sturridge have broken many goal scoring records this season. Suarez has always been in the controversial news, be it the Hand of God or the Bite incident last year, but that hasn’t let him affect his football. Having missed the first 6 games of the season following a suspension by the FA, Luis Suarez has managed to become the top goal scorer of the EPL, and that too by a huge margin. He played an important role in Uruguay’s qualifying run, scoring 24 goals in 27 matches, and it is a perfect time for him to shine at the World Cup.
5. Thomas Muller
Not many people had heard of this player before the 2010 World Cup but he stunned everyone with his performance at the previous World Cup. His attacking ability made him the surprise package of the tournament as he won the Best Young Player Award and the Golden Boot Award at the 2010 World Cup, scoring 5 goals in the competition alongside David Villa and Wesley Sneijder. The Bayern Munich midfielder had a wonderful 2013, winning the UEFA Champions League, and his current form suggests he might bag the Golden Boot Award once again in 2014.
These were our FIFA World Cup 2014 Top Goal Scorer Predictions. Who do you think will be the highest goal scorer at the World Cup. Let us know in the comment section below.