Rio de Janeiro, June 26:
After scoring twice against Nigeria in their Group F match, Lionel Messi joined Brazilian Neymar as the leading scorers in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Both the star strikers have four goals each, followed by the Dutch duo Van Persie and Robben, Karim Benzema of France, German Thomas Muller, Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri, and Ecuador’s Enner Valencia.
The leading goal scorers after Wednesday’s matches are:
Messi (Argentina), Neymar (Brazil) – four goals each.
Robben, van Persie (both Netherlands), Benzema (France), Mueller (Germany), Rodriguez (Colombia), Shaqiri (Switzerland), Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – three goals each.
Mandzukic, Perisic (both Croatia), A. Ayew (Ghana), Bony (Cote d’Ivoire), Cahill (Australia), Dempsey (United States), Depay (Netherlands), Gervinho (Cote d’Ivoire), Martinez (Colombia), Musa (Nigeria), Suarez (Uruguay) – two goals each.