Harry Kane may have hit the headlines for the wrong reasons following his penalty disaster against France, but his performance at the 2022 World Cup should not go unnoticed.


The World Cup 2018 top scorer only found the net twice in Qatar, but followed up with more than his fair share of assists for teammates at the tournament.

The Golden Boot celebrates the men who stick the ball away, though FIFA doesn't currently recognise creative assist kings at its major tournaments – so we want to shine a light on them here.

Read more: World Cup 2022 top scorers

Whether it be a defence-splitting pass, a venomous whipped cross or simply a bump off a backside, assists are obviously a vital part of the beautiful game.

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Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi form the ominous chasing pack looking to dislodge Kane in the final stages of the tournament.

RadioTimes.com brings you the full round-up of which players have recorded the most assists at the World Cup 2022.

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Most assists at World Cup 2022

  1. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 3 assists (5 goals)
  2. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 3 assists (2 goals)
  3. Harry Kane (England) – 3 assists (2 goals)
  4. Antoine Griezmann (France) – 3 assists (0 goals)
  5. Kylian Mbappé (France) – 2 assists (5 goals)
  6. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 2 assists (1 goal)
  7. Phil Foden (England) – 2 assists (1 goal)
  8. Theo Hernandez (France) – 2 assists (1 goal)
  9. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) – 2 assists (1 goal)
  10. Joao Felix (Portugal) – 2 assists (1 goal)

Last updated: 3pm, Thursday 15th December

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