World Cup Scouting – Striker
By Lawrence Ostlere
The striker is not just any forward position but is the specific role of being the most advanced player in the team, and is burdened with the responsibility of scoring goals. Most teams in this World Cup have played with one striker, and then used other attacking players for support. Exceptions include Spain, England and Uruguay who have played with two strikers, and Paraguay who have usually used three. But who has shone in this role? And who looks most likely to win the prize for most goals scored, the Golden Boot?
Spain – David Villa (5 goals so far)
Germany – Miroslav Klose (4 goals so far)
Argentina – Gonzalo Higuain (4 goals)
Uruguay – Diego Forlan (3 goals so far)
Brazil – Luis Fabiano (3 goals)
Asamoah Gyan – (3 goals)
Robert Vittek – (4 goals)
The Netherlands – Robin van Persie (1 goal so far)
Spain – Fernando Torres (0 goals so far)
England – Wayne Rooney (0 goals)
United States – Jozy Altidore (0 goals)
Lawrence Ostlere is a freelance writer and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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