As the thrilling 2023 World Cup approaches its climax, the competition on the field isn't just about which team will lift the trophy. The prestigious Golden Boot award battle is heating up, and fans eagerly track the top scorers.

There are only two games left at the 2023 Women's World Cup. Six players in Sunday's final match between England and could still nip the individual award for the World Cup's top scorer. But an additional three players in Australia vs. Sweden's third-place game also remain in the running.

In the event of a tie for the Golden Boot, assists determine the winner. If a tie still exists, the award will go to the player with the fewest minutes played.

Here's a look at the contenders for the Golden Boot as the drama unfolds on football's grandest stage.

2023 Women's World Cup Golden Boot race

won the Golden Boot at the 2019 Women's World Cup with six strikes on top of the Golden Ball for the tournament's best player.

2023's World Cup top goalscorer is Hinata Miyazawa, who's bagged five goals. Second place is currently a tie among four players with four goals a piece, including Sweden's Amanda Ilestedt, who plays Australia on Saturday.

RankPlayerTeamGoalsAssistsMinutes Played
1.Hinata MiyazawaJapan51336
2.Kadidiatou Diani43449
3.Alexandra PoppGermany40263
3.Jill RoordNetherlands40419
3.Amanda IlestedtSweden*40542
6.Lauren James*England*33287
6.Aita Bonmati*Spain*32495
6.Jennifer Hermoso*Spain*32557
6.Ary Borges31206
6.Jennifer Hermoso*Spain*31437
6.Alba Redondo*Spain*31334
6.Lauren Hemp*England*31430
6.Sophie Roman HaugNorway30253
6.Eugenie Le SommerFrance30356
6.Rebecka Blomqvist*Sweden*30135
6.*England*30482
6.Hayley Raso*Australia*30506

* players with 1 game to play

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