In any fantasy football game knowing who the penalty takers are is vital – and the World Cup is no different.
29 penalties were awarded in the 2018 World Cup which is nearly a penalty every two matches!
VAR has seemingly been more lenient on the award of penalties in 2022 but that could well change for the World Cup.
Having a player that’s on penalty duties can often be the difference between winning a mini-league and not.
So, while having a penalty taker isn’t paramount, it’s certainly an advantage.
If you want more details such as the stats for penalties taken, scored and conversion rate, check out our table showing penalty stats for the best player’s in the world.
List of World Cup Penalty Takers
Here is a list of every country’s penalty taker for the 2022 World Cup:
|Argentina||Lionel Messi||Taken and scored last 8 for Argentina|
|Australia||Jamie Maclaren||Scored last 4|
|Belgium||Kevin De Bruyne||Lukaku injured, Tielemans backup|
|Brazil||Neymar||Scored last 10|
|Cameroon||Vincent Aboubakar||Scored 15/15 in career|
|Canada||Jonathan David||Davies missed in MD1|
|Costa Rica||Celso Borges||Scored 4/5 for Costa Rica|
|Croatia||Luka Modric||Andrej Kramaric backup|
|Denmark||Christian Eriksen||12/13 for Denmark|
|Ecuador||Enner Valencia||5/8 for Ecuador|
|England||Harry Kane||16/19 for England|
|France||Kylian Mbappe||Giroud backup|
|Germany||Ilkay Gundogan||Scored last 7 for Germany|
|Ghana||Jordan Ayew||Kudus backup|
|Iran||Mehdi Taremi||Scored pen in MD1|
|Japan||Takumi Minamino||Scored 2/2 for Japan|
|Mexico||Raul Jimenez||Vega/Antuna backup|
|Morocco||Sofiane Boufal||Scored 12/12 in career|
|Netherlands||Memphis Depay||10/13 for Netherlands|
|Poland||Robert Lewandowski||12/14 for Poland, missed in MD1|
|Portugal||Cristiano Ronaldo||17/24 for Portugal, scored in MD1|
|Qatar||Hasan Al-Haydos||Akram Afif backup|
|Saudi Arabia||Salem Al-Dawsari||Last Saudi pen November 2022|
|Senegal||Ismaila Sarr||Last player that’s not Mane to take one|
|Serbia||Aleksandar Mitrovic||Tadic backup|
|South Korea||Heung Min Son||5/8 for South Korea|
|Spain||Alvaro Morata||Scored 14/16 in career|
|Switzerland||Ricardo Rodriguez||6/10 for Switzerland|
|Tunisia||Wahbi Khazri||Sliti backup|
|USA||Christian Pulisic||6/6 for USA, 7/7 in career|
|Uruguay||Luis Suarez||Nunez backup|
|Wales||Gareth Bale||7/9 for Wales, scored in MD1|
Naturally, players from ‘lesser’ teams are less likely to get penalties but you can determine that with our World Cup fantasy football cheat sheet.