Sweden and Brazil boast top two goal scorers

Brazil’s Gabi Nunes and Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius are so far the top two goal scorers in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2016, underway in Port Moresby.

Each player has scored five goals overall in the tournament but unfortunately for both players, their teams, Brazil and Sweden, have bowed out of the tournament.

Japan, Korea DPR, the United States and France are the top four teams through to the semifinals.

Blackstenius was the first to score five goals, four against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil in the group round matches.

Brazil midfielder Gabi Nunes scored her fifth goal of the tournament against Japan in the quarterfinal to level with Blackstenius.

Gabi Nunes scored her first two goals against PNG, one goal each against Korea DPR, Sweden and Japan.

Forwards Mami Ueno of Japan and Kim So-hyang of Korea DPR follow behind with four goals each.

Ueno and So-hyang will be hoping to catch up with the two top scorers, having chances in the upcoming semifinals.

Coming in at third place with three goals each are Brena of Brazil, Stefanie Sanders of Germany, Yuka Momiki of Japan, Kiana Palacios of Mexico, Ri Hyang-sim of Korea DPR and Spain’s Lucía García.

Players with two goals each and still active in the competition are Delphine Cascarino and Clara Mateo of France, Yui Hasegawa and Shiho Matsubara of Japan, Ju Hyo-sim of Korea DPR and USA’s Mallory Pugh and Ally Watt.

Players with one goal each include PNG’s forward Nicollete Ageva.

Those still active in the tournament include Japan’s Honoka Hayashi, Miyabi Moriya and Hina Sugita, France’s Marie-Charlotte Léger, USA’s Kelcie Hedge and Ashley Sanchez, and Sung Hyang-sim and U Sol-gyong of Korea DPR.

Quintina Naime