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World Cup 2023 quarterfinals: State of the Golden Boot race

Japan's Hinata Miyazawa has scored five goals this World Cup so far. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 2023 World Cup quarterfinals kick off Friday in New Zealand and Australia (9 p.m. ET Thursday in the United States), and there are sure to be fireworks. One of the most closely watched games will be Japan vs. Sweden, and not just because the winner will go on to play whoever wins the matchup between Spain and the Netherlands.

Japan midfielder Hinata Miyazawa is currently leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot award, with five goals scored in the tournament. Sweden defender Amanda Ilestedt, meanwhile, is in a seven-way tie for third place with three goals.

There is a three-way tie for second place, with France forward Kadidiatou Diani, Netherlands midfielder Jill Roord, and Germany forward Alexandra Popp with four goals apiece.

All eyes will be on Miyazawa on Thursday to see if she can extend her lead, but don’t expect her to boast if she does.

“I was happy to score two goals, but this was a team effort,” she said after Japan’s 4-0 win over Spain in the group stage. “The defense did its job and I was given with the right pass at just the right time. This is what enabled me to put the ball in the net.”

Megan Rapinoe, the legendary U.S. women’s national team forward, earned the Golden Boot at the 2019 World Cup in addition to the Golden Ball, given to the top player in the tournament.

Golden Boot Tracker

Here are all the top scorers of the teams remaining in the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

5 goals

Hinata Miyazawa, Japan

4 goals

Kadidiatou Diani, France
Jill Roord, Netherlands

3 goals

Eugénie Le Sommer, France
Hayley Raso, Australia
Alba Maria Redondo Ferrer, Spain
Aitana Bonmati, Spain
Jennifer Hermoso Fuentes, Spain
Lauren James, England
Amanda Ilestedt, Sweden

2 goals

Catalina Usme, Colombia
Esmee Brugts, Netherlands
Rebecka Blomqvist, Sweden
Stephani Catley, Australia
Tanaka Mina, Japan
Ueki Riko, Japan
Linda Caicedo, Colombia
Fridolina Rolfo, Sweden