World Cup 2022: Do penalty shootout goals count towards the Golden Boot?

World Cup 2022: Do penalty shootout goals count towards the Golden Boot? Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his 2nd penalty to go 3 3 during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
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So, at World Cup 2022, do penalty shootout goals count towards the Golden Boot?

If so, that could be a godsend for a striker. Any player could feasibly score a goal a game up until the final, plus penalties in all three knockout rounds to up until the showpiece in order to hit double figures for the tournament as a whole. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.