Golden Boot race still on, James Rodriguez favored to win it

James Rodriguez is at 6 goals and 2 assists, and is therefore favored to win the Golden Boot despite being already eliminated from the tournament. His closest followers have 4 goals, less assists and more minutes played, which means Rodriguez might just keep his advantage and win the Golden Boot.

The tie-breaker rules in case two or more players have the same number of goals are as follows - the number of assists is the next criterion, and if there's still a tie than the player who spent less minutes on the pitch wins the Golden Boot.

If he wins, James Rodriguez will be one of the youngest Golden Boot winners as he's only 22, and will also be one of the very few non-European Golden Boot winners. He managed to score six goals with only eight shots on target.

Thomas Muller scored 4 goals and made 2 assists so far, which means he either has to score three more goals or two goals and one assist to win the Golden Boot. If he wins, he'll be the first player to win two consecutive Golden Boot awards. Muller will play two more matches in this tournament and could stand a good chance if Germany end up in the bronze medal match, as those matches are very open.

Lionel Messi wasn't credited with an assist to Angel Di Maria against Belgium so he has 0 assists, and he scored 4 goals. He needs three more goals in two matches to win the Golden Boot.

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, both at three goals and no assists, have an outside chance to win the Golden Boot if one of them does something amazing in the remaining two matches. Four goals are needed.

Here are the Golden Boot betting odds from our partner SkyBet:

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