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Lethal Luis Fabiano targets Golden Shoe and World Cup double

| 29.06.2010

While commentators dwell on the ‘un-Brazilian’ defensive solidity of Dunga’s side, Luis Fabiano is one player who continues to breathe life into the notion of Brazilian flair.

The Sevilla striker’s goal during Brazil’s 3-0 win against Chile was his third of the World Cup, and he is now 7/2 to win the Golden Shoe.

Brazil were in imperious form as they marched into the quarter-finals, and Dunga’s men are favourites to win their sixth World Cup at 7/2.

Should the South Americans realise this ambition, there is a good chance that Luis Fabiano will be the tournament’s top scorer. At 9/2, you can bet on Brazil to win the World Cup and for Luis Fabiano to win the Golden Shoe.

Brazil can now look forward to a mouthwatering quarter-final with Holland, which they are evens to win inside 90 minutes.

Luis Fabiano is 4/1 to open the scoring in this potential humdinger, and he will be up against one of his Golden Shoe rivals, Robin Van Persie, who is 6/1 to score first.

Chief among Luis Fabiano’s competitors to be the World Cup’s leading goalscorer is Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain, who currently leads the way with four goals.

And the two strikers go head to head in another market, Top South American Goalscorer. Higuain is the 11/10 favourite at the moment, but Luis Fabiano is close behind at 2/1.

Luis Fabiano now has 28 goals from 42 international appearances, and the former Sao Paulo and Porto marksman has been recently linked with a move to Manchester United.

Should the 29-year-old continue his fine form against Holland and beyond, he could become the second Brazilian in three World Cups to win the Golden Shoe.

Who do you think will be the leading marksman in South Africa? Luis Suarez is 10/1 to win the Golden Shoe. See the full Top Tournament Goalscorer market.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.