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Messi is favourite for top awards

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is the bookmaker’s favourite to win the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball at the World Cup while France, Brazil, Argentina and the Netherlands are favourites to win their matches in the quarterfinals which start today.

Colombia’s James Rodriguez, currently the World Cup’s top scorer with five goals, is second favourite to win the Golden Boot for leading scorer while Messi’s closest challenger for the Golden Ball for player of the tournament is Brazil’s Neymar.


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