James Rodriguez tops the list of scorers of the World Cup with five goals. We follow Neymar, Messi and Muller wake, all four targets. Colombian striker will compete with them for the Golden Shoe, award that each world recognizes the top scorer of the Championship. The Colombian also opt for the Golden Ball, award that distinguishes the best player of the tournament since Spain 1982 World Cup (the winner was Paolo Rossi).
James has been the sensation of the world (should not call him player revelation because he already paid 45 million del Monaco) and not be guess ceiling. Of the four encounters, James has been named ‘best player of the match’ on two occasions. Also Neymar and Messi two in four.
James, that today is 22 years old but when you finish the World Cup there will be fulfilled 23, (July 12, just one day before the end) could become the second youngest scorer in the history of the world. So far, the earlier has been the Hungarian Florian Albert, a 9 it actually played 10 and it had only 20 years in Chile 1962. The fight for being the top scorer was never so ranked, as six players they tied to four goals: Albert, Brazilians Garrincha and Vava, Russian Ivanov, the Yugoslav Jerkovic and the Chilean Leonel Sanchez. The Emperor (nickname of Albert) was distinguished by FIFA as a winner to have achieved the goals in fewer games. Criterion changed and since South Africa 2010, the tiebreaker resolves to prevail the highest number of assists and then the least number of minutes played. Then Forlan (5 goals) beat Villa, Muller and Snejder, also 5 goals assists. Today, James has 2 assists, Muller 2, Messi 1 and Neymar 0.