Race for golden boot heats up

England captain Harry Kane leads the race for the Golden Boot with five goals after just two group games.
England captain Harry Kane leads the race for the Golden Boot with five goals after just two group games.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Star strikers with the same traits and strong supporting casts piling on the goals in Russia

Forget the fad about false nines. The traditional No. 9s are back with a vengeance at this World Cup.

England striker Harry Kane leads the race for the Golden Boot with five goals after just two group games, thanks to his hat-trick against Panama on Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Race for golden boot heats up'. Print Edition | Subscribe