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Neymar and Messi lead the hunt for the golden boot

The Barcelona teammates are thrilling spectators in Brazil this summer - Reuters

Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-2 win against Nigeria on Wednesday to become joint top scorer with Brazil's Neymar at this World Cup.

Neymar struck two goals against both Croatia and Cameroon, whilst Messi scored in all of Argentina's group games, putting the South American stars on four goals in the competition thus far.  

The Netherlands have Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben leading the line with three goals each.

France's Karim Benzema, Thomas Muller of Germany, and James Rodriguez and Enner Valencia of Colombia and Ecuador respectively, are all on three as well.

 

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