World Cup 2022: Ten Players With the Most Dribbles at the Tournament in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Ten Players With the Most Dribbles at the Tournament in Qatar

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has already seen a whirlwind turn of events since it started three weeks ago.

Since the kick-starting of the Mundial on November 18, football fans have been treated to some of the world's best talent on display.

The likes of France, Brazil, and Portugal have been exceptional and look set to fight it out for the world's ultimate football prize.

Angel Di Maria, Kudus Mohammed, Jamal Musiala, World Cup 2022
Here’s how the top 10 dribblers of the 2022 World Cup so far stack up. Photos by Stuart Franklin/Marc Atkins/Ian MacNicol.
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The very best countries at the World Cup boast some of the world's best dribblers within their ranks.

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi is widely considered the best dribbler in the world, but he is surprisingly missing from the top 10 in Qatar.

However, Messi’s international colleague Angel Di Maria has picked up the mantle of dribble king, as per Planet Football.

The former Paris Saint-Germain winger has currently recorded seven dribbles from the first two group-stage games.

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is second on the list. The Frenchman has been on sensational form for Didier Deschamps' side, and successfully completed six of the 12 dribbles he’s attempted in Qatar.

Dembele's fellow teammate at Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski is seventh, while Bayern Munich duo Jamal Musiala and Alphonso are placed third and fourth respectively.

Ajax Amsterdam superstar Mohammed Kudus is Ghana's brightest spark and has successfully registered 62% dribbles.

Here are ten of the best dribblers at the ongoing World Cup.

Top 10 World Cup dribblers

1. Angel Di Maria – 7 dribbles (50% success rate)

2. Ousmane Dembele – 6 (50%)

3. Jamal Musiala – 6 (37%)

4. Alphonso Davies – 6 (35%)

5. Tajon Buchanan – 6 (33%)

6. Vincent Aboubakar – 5 (100%)

7. Mohammed Kudus – 5 (62%)

7. Robert Lewandowski – 5 (62%)

7. Naim Sliti – 5 (62%)

10. Ismaila Sarr – 5 (55%)

Qatar set unwanted record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar set an unwanted record at the tournament, after a disappointing campaign in the group stages.

Qatar earned automatic qualification for the 2022 edition of the tournament as they were hosting the competition, with the Félix Sánchez-tutored side pooled in Group A alongside Senegal, the Netherlands and Ecuador.

According to ESPN, Qatar have become the first World Cup host nation to lose all of their group stage fixtures.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)