Sweden’s Blackstenius maintains lead goal scorer status

Sweden’s forward Stina Blackstenius has maintained her position as the top goal scorer so far in the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, underway in Port Moresby.

The tournament ended the group round robin matches on November 21 with the top eight teams confirmed for the quarterfinals.

Unfortunately for Blackstenius, Sweden has bowed out of the competition after finishing third in Group A.

Blackstenius currently is the top scorer so far, scoring a total of five goals in the tournament.

The number 9 scored four goals against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil.

Coming in at second place are Brazil’s Gabi Nunes, Mami Ueno of Japan and Korea DPR’s Kim So-hyang, all with four goals each.

Players with three goals each are Brena of Brazil, Stefanie Sanders of Germany and Mexico’s Kiana Palacios.

Players who have two goals to their names and are still active in the tournament are Yasmim of Brazil, Clara Mateo of France, Germany’s Madeline Gier, Yui Hasegawa and Yuka Momiki of Japan, Jon So-yon and Ri Hyang-sim of Korea DPR, Lucía García and Maria Caldentey of Spain and Mallory Pugh of USA.

39 players have scored one goal each in the tournament so far, including PNG’s Nicollete Ageva.

Those still active in the competition with a goal each include Duda and Geyse of Brazil, Delphine Cascarino of France, Jacqueline Crowther of Mexico and Honoka Hayashi of Japan.

The top eight teams are Germany, Korea DPR, USA, France, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Spain.

Quintina Naime