Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar are in for a fight for the World Cup Golden Boot award. Lionel Messi from Argentina has scored twice to lead his country into a 3-2 win over Nigeria equaling the scores of Neymar who is playing for his home-country Brazil. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later
Argentina and Messi are going to be a big challenge for the Swiss team who will be playing against it in Sao Paulo. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour
Other contenders with three tournament goals each are: Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year
- Xherdan Shaqiri from Switzerland who scored a hat trick against Honduras putting the scores to 3-0 and qualifying in Group F at the second position.
- Karim Benzema and Enner Valencia from Ecuador. However, Ecuador lost to France in the Group E matches of the FIFA World Cup 2014 with a 0-0 draw. France will have its next match with Nigeria in Brasilia.
Bosnia has recorded its first ever Soccer World Cup victory against Iran with a 3-1 score.
World Cup coaches seem to have become a sensitive lot these days. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, Italian manager of the Japanese team Alberto Zaccheroni, and Coach Luis Suarez of Honduras have resigned after their teams had to exit from the tournament. Luis Suarez from Uruguay might be banned for a long time for biting the left shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. He is under the scanner of the FIFA disciplinary investigation at the moment.
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