What do James Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, and Karim Benzema all have in common?
Two things actually, they’re six of the leading goal scorers at the ongoing World Cup, and they’re all wearing a pair of the Adidas adizero F50‘s (either Battle or Earth pack). I don’t think I’ve seen a World Cup, where so many of the leading goal scorers are all wearing the exact same boot!
It’s been a banner couple of weeks for Adidas’ speed boot. Which have been on the feet of players who’ve combined to score just shy of 30% of total goals scored in the World Cup. But it’s not just goals where the F50 reigns supreme. If there’s an attacking statistical category the F50 is leading it.
As you can see above, Karim Benzema has the most shots on target with 19. James Rodriguez has been the breakout player so far leading the golden boot standings with 5 goals. Lionel Messi has popped four goals and also put the ball into the danger zone 21 times. Finally, Arjen Robben has done 10 times so far what Arjen Robben is known for dribbling the ball into the opposition penalty area creating havoc.
The F50 has been far and away star performing boot of the World Cup, and it’ll be interesting if in 10 days time the Golden Boot will be awarded to an F50 wearer like James Rodriguez or Thomas Muller, or perhaps a player with a customized pair of F50‘s like Lionel Messi or perhaps Robin van Persie.
Find both F50 adiZero’s as well as the rest over at soccer.com.
Now it’s your turn. Do you think the F50 can keep up it’s rampant goal scoring form at the World Cup? Can James Rodriguez still hold on in the Golden Boot race? Leave a comment below or reach out to us on facebook or twitter.