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2023 WWC: FIFA Ranks Super Falcons Star Ucheibe 6th Best Tackler

2023 WWC: FIFA Ranks Super Falcons Star Ucheibe 6th Best Tackler

Super Falcons midfielder Christy Ucheibe has been ranked sixth in most tackles made at the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The ranking was done by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on their Twitter handle.

According to the world football governing body, Ucheibe was ranked sixth after making 36 tackles in the four games she played in for the Super Falcons.

At number one is Australia’s Katrina Gorry (59 tackles), Jackie Groenen of Netherlands and Georgia Stanway of England are joint second (44 tackles) and Sweden’s Filipa Angeldahl is third (43 tackles) and at number four is Grace Geroyo of France (40 tackles).

At number five is Lucy Bronze of England (37 tackles), England’s Keira Walsh and Ona Batlle of Spain are joint seventh (35 tackles) and Lorena Bedoya is Colombia is eight (33 tackles).

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The Super Falcons made it to the round of 16 at after finishing in a group that had co-hosts Australia, Canada and Republic of Ireland.

After a goalless draw in their first game against Canada, the Randy Waldrum-led side shocked Australia 3-2 before playing 0-0 with Ireland.

However, they lost 4-2 on penalty shootout to England who played with 10 players.

The game was decided on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended goalless.

Spain were crowned champions despite making their third appearance at the World Cup after beating England 1-0 in Sunday’s final.

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  • So, per game (assuming each player played all the games for their team), you have –

    Kathrina: 8 tackles per game
    Jackie: 9 tackles per game
    Stanway: 6 tackles per game
    Filipa: 6 tackles per game
    Grace: 8 tackles per game
    Bronze: 5 tackles per game
    Ucheibe: 9 tackles per game
    Keira: 5 tackles per game
    Ona: 5 tackles per game
    Lorena : 7 tackles per game

    Men, Ucheibe is a world class defensive midfielder.

  • Awesome!

  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    These Agba-Baller thing is becoming way too funny to behold because the one who once that title happens to be our female Yakubu.

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