Flying Eagles Lead Scorers' Chart


The Flying Eagles of Nigeria, winners of Group D at the ongoing Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Colombia, emerged the highest-scoring team at the end of the group games yesterday, with two of their players among the top three scorers, according to the FIFA media outlet.

With a 5-0 win over Guatemala, a 5-2 victory over Croatia and a 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia, Nigeria earned the maximum nine points with a total of 12 goals in their kitty, conceding only two goals, to be the top-scoring nation in the 24-team first round.

The Flying Eagles are closely followed by Spain, who scored a total of 11 goals and conceded two, while Brazil are in third place with eight goals, conceding one. Saudi Arabia also scored eight goals but conceded two goals for their fourth placing.

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Egypt are in sixth place with six goals, Cameroon are 15th with two goals for and two against and Mali placed second from bottom with no goals while conceding six.

Meanwhile, Spanish player Alvaro Vasquez is top scorer from the group stage with four goals, while Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa and Olanrewaju Kayode placed second and third respectively with three goals each. Musa edged Kayode into fourth place because he had three goal assists against Kayode’s one.

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