Rio de Janeiro, July 9 :
Thomas Mueller, who started the scoring in Germany’s stunning 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal Tuesday, has moved into second position with five goals, one behind Columbian James Rodrigues.
Mueller has a chance of equaling or overtaking Rodrigues if he scores in the final.
Leading scorers after the Brazil-Germany semifinal.
6: James Rodriguez (Colombia)
5: Thomas Mueller (Germany)
4: Lionel Messi (Argentina), Neymar (Brazil)
3: Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben (both Netherlands), Karim Benzema (France), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), E. Valencia (Ecuador), Andre Schuerrle (Germany)
2: Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan (both Ghana), Wilfried Bony, Gervinho (both Cote d’Ivoire), Abdelmoumene Djabou, Islam Slimani (both Algeria), Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic (both Croatia), Tim Cahill (Australia), Clint Dempsey (United States), Memphis Depay (Netherlands), Mats Hummels, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos (all Germany), David Luiz, Oscar (both Brazil), Jackson Martinez (Colombia), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria), Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica), Alexis Sanchez (Chile), Luis Suarez (Uruguay)