Lionel Messi

Updated: 8 July 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022: 5 Players Who Can Have The Most Assists In The Tournament. As we all know, the much anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off in Qatar in the month of November and the stakes are as high as they get. Fans and football analysts from all over the world have already started giving their verdicts and predictions regarding the much-awaited tournament and we can not wait to see which of them goes right. 

In this article, we are going to make a prediction of our own as we name 5 such players who might become the highest assist givers in the 2022 World Cup. 

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5. Kylian Mbappe Besides being a prolific goalscorer, French footballing superstar Kylian Mbappe has proved to be a brilliant playmaker as well. Just this year, he was both the highest goalscorer and the highest assist provider in Ligue 1 and it speaks loads about his playmaking quality. Seeing how big of an impact Mbappe has on the French national team, it might be possible that he becomes the highest assist provider in the FIFA World Cup 2022. 

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4. Luka Modric – How can we put 2018 FIFA World Cup’s Golden Ball award winner out of this list? Luka Modric has been the soul of Croatia’s midfield ever since the last world cup and he will be holding the same status this year as well.

We know very well that due to his growing age, Luka Modric has shifted from being a defensive midfielder to more of a playmaker, and thus it might increase the number of assists he has. 

3. Kevin De Bruyne – Kevin De Bruyne is undoubtedly one of the best playmakers in the Footballing world currently. He has been an elite midfielder for over 5 years now and seeing the support that he has at the Belgium National Team, there is no doubt in the fact that with the right assistance from Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, and Co, he might get the highest assists in the tournament to his name. 

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2. Toni Kroos – Toni Kroos is one of the highest assist providers in FIFA World Cup’s history and he can add to his tally this year. There is no doubt in the fact that despite his growing age, Kroos will be one of the regular starters in the German squad and his vision is enough to win him plenty of assists. 

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1. Lionel MessiDo we even have to say anything about this guy? The GOAT Lionel Messi is simply the best when it comes to playmaking even at the age of 35 and he is the 2nd highest assist provider in the history of FIFA World Cup with 6 assists to his name.

He has the golden opportunity of becoming number 1 by overtaking Pele if he gets 5 more assists this year and by doing so he will also most definitely become the highest assist provider of FIFA World Cup 2022 as well. 

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