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Four players who could battle it out for the Golden Boot

Aguero and Messi Argentina

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City stars feature in the battle for the World Cup Golden Boot award.

The Golden Boot award is a coveted prize for the top-goalscorer at the World Cup. Previous winners include big names such as: Eusebio, Gary Lineker, Ronaldo, Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller

This years tournament welcomes a host of superstars who will be ready to take their chances in achieving World Cup glory. 

Here are four-players who will relish the chance of taking home the Golden Boot. 

1): Argentina - Lionel Messi

Arguably one of the greatest players to have ever graced the football pitch will want to show that he can impress for his country.

The Barcelona man struggled to make an impact in South-Africa, 2010, and frustrated Argentina fans will hope that Messi can turn his prolific club record into goals for his country. The 26-year-old notched up a staggering 41-goals in 46-appearances last season in La Liga and the Champions League. Surely it's only a matter of time before Leo can add the Golden Boot to his trophy cabinet. 

2): Brazil - Neymar

The Sao Paulo born striker will feel right at home during the World Cup as he plays on home soil. Neymar has struggled to settle in his new surroundings at the Camp Nou; but there is no doubting his natural ability. In the lead up to the tournament, Neymar has been utilised on the left of the Brazilian attack and his goalscoring form of late is surprising no-one. A true contender to win the golden boot, Brazil will need Neymar to be firing on all cylinders. 

3): Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon D'or and Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying the form of his life.

Single handedly steering Portugal to World Cup qualification in a play-off match against Sweden, the Real Madrid man has been a sensational watch for all of football. Portugal will be delighted that they have a player of Ronaldo's stature on the cards, however, Paulo Bento's side must not rely on the former Manchester United star to carry them through.

Ronaldo's goal scoring abilities in La Liga make him a favourite to take the golden boot home.

4): Argentina - Sergio Aguero

Another Argentinian who makes the list, Sergio Aguero is a natural goal-scorer.

Currently playing for Premier League champions, Manchester City, Aguero has become an indispensable addition to Manuel Pellegrini's side after bagging 52-goals since joining in 2011. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will be delighted with his attacking opportunities in his squad; deploying both Messi and Aguero in any line up would frighten most back-four's.

Can Aguero fight off his fellow-countryman and win the golden boot? 

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