While the main focus for players will be helping their team to the title, strikers will be eyeing up the chance to join the list of footballing legends to have claimed the Golden Boot title.
In previous tournaments the likes of Harry Kane, Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose, Ronaldo, and Gary Lineker have ended up on top of the goals table.
As we approach the end of the group stage, here’s who the bookies fancy to join that roll-call of footballing sharp shooters in Qatar.
5. Marcus Rashford
One of England's most high profile players, Marcus Rashford is delivering in Qatar, with his two goals against Wales bringing his total to three. He's priced at 14/1 to be top scorer at the World Cup. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
6. Alvaro Morata
Spain are one of the favourites to win the cup and, with two goals, Alvaro Morata is their best chance of also winning the Golden Boot according to the bookies - with odds of 16/1. Photo: Catherine Ivill
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
He may be having well-publicised problems at Manchester United, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still probably Portugal's most important player - explaining him still being one of the favourites for the Golden Boot with odds of 20/1. Photo: Tibor Illyes - Pool
8. Olivier Giroud
France's Olivier Giroud has appeared in five major tournaments for his country, becoming their second-highest all-time goalscorer in the process. He's 25/1 to win the Golden Boot in Qatar. Photo: Aurelien Meunier