World Cup Golden Boot revealed in Moscow ahead of Russia 2018

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It is the prize that has been won by the likes of Ronaldo, Gary Lineker and Miroslav Klose over the years and now the 2018 incarnation of the World Cup Golden Boot has been revealed.

Designed by adidas, the latest Golden Boot was unveiled in a pop-up store in Moscow's TsUM department store ahead of the tournament's highly-anticipated kick-off.

Featuring the German sportswear giant's signature three stripes across the front, the award appears to be based on the adidas X 18+ boot.

There will be a number of the game's leading players eyeing up the prize that is presented to the top scorer at each World Cup finals. 

It was most recently won by Colombia's James Rodriguez after he scored six goals in Brazil four years ago.

Germany's Thomas Muller claimed the prize in South Africa in 2010 after he burst onto the international scene with five goals.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Gabriel Jesus and Harry Kane are the five leading contenders to claim the prize according to bookmakers. 

Timo Werner, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Diego Costa and Luis Suarez are also expected to be in the hunt.

The World Cup officially gets underway on June 14 when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. 

**WORLD CUP 2018 GOLDEN BOOTS ODDS

Lionel Messi, Neymar - 10/1

Antoine Griezmann - 12/1

Gabriel Jesus, Harry Kane, Timo Werner - 14/1

Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku - 16/1 

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