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FIFA: Nigeria tops shots on target list

02 October 2012, 12:06

Baku -  Nigeria’s highest record of 47 ‘shots on target’ tops the list at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012, while France is ranked second with 38.

The Flamingoes achieved this remarkable feat in the group stage of the competition en route the semi-finals where they are set to lock horns with the French U-17 team on Oct.4.

The Flamingoes scored a total of 15 goals in three matches to place second behind Japan’s 17.

The resourceful U-17 side was awarded 32 corners, which is the highest compared to four for hosts Azerbaijan.

Nigeria is yet to earn yellow or red cards. Conversely, Germany committed 47 fouls, the most by any team in the tournament; while Japan has the fewest with 13 fouls.

The highest attendance record of 30,250 for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was set at the opening match on Sept. 22.

However, an average attendance in the ongoing competition is 7,291 compared to 4,567 and 6,494 in previous editions.

Germany remains unbeaten in the first round of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Their record in the group stage now stands at seven victories and two draws spanning three editions.

Japan is the only team in the competition's history not to have conceded a goal in the opening round.

In total the young Nadeshiko went 311 minutes without conceding in a goal, 39 minutes short of the tournament record set by Korea DPR in 2010.

The last player to score against the Japanese was Lee Sodam for Korea Republic in 2010.

Ten different scorers have found the net for Japan with only three matches into the competition, already equaling the tournament record set by Japan themselves in the 2008 edition and by Korea Republic in 2010.

Brazil is the first team to reach the knockout stage of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a negative goal difference, having scored five and conceded eight.

A Seleção Brasileira also has the highest goals against tally of any side to reach the quarter-finals, surpassing the previous highest tally of five.

The two goals netted by Yamila Badell were Uruguay’s first in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Ghana has improved on their previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup campaigns, firstly by winning two successive matches and secondly by reaching the quarter-finals.



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