Suara.com – Two Argentine national team players, Agustin Ruberto and Claudio Echeverri, are still the most fertile and lead the list of top scorers for the 2023 U-17 World Cup.
Even though he failed to bring the Argentine national team to the final after being beaten by Germany in a penalty shootout, Ruberto scored an additional three goals in that match making him the top scorer with eight goals.
Meanwhile, after scoring a hat-trick in the quarter-final against Brazil, Echeverri failed to score an additional goal in the semifinal. When facing Germany, Echeverri had a golden opportunity at the end of the second half. However, the shot from the player nicknamed “The Little Devil” was still parried by German goalkeeper Konstantin Heide.
Then in third place is Mali striker Ibrahim Diarra who scored four goals throughout the tournament. Diarra’s one goal against France in the semifinals was still unable to bring Mali to the final after being defeated with a score of 1-2.
Under Diarra, there is a German duo, namely Paris Brunner and Max Moerstedt, who both recorded four goals during the championship which was held for the first time in Indonesia. Brunner added to his goal tally by scoring two goals against Argentina. Meanwhile, Moerstedt’s header against Argentina also kept the Hoffenheim striker’s hopes of fighting for the golden boot title alive.
These five players still have the opportunity to add to their goal tally in the U-17 World Cup. Ruberto, Echeverri and Diarra have the opportunity to add goals when defending their respective countries to fight for third place in the match which will take place at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, Friday (1/12) at 19.00 WIB.
Meanwhile, Brunner and Moerstedt have the opportunity to score goals when they lead Germany to meet France in the final round which will take place at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, Saturday (2/12/2023) at 19.00 WIB.
Reporting from the FIFA page, the following is a list of the top scorers in the 2023 U-17 World Cup:
Agustin Ruberto – Argentina
Claudio Echeverri – Argentina
Ibrahim Diarra – Mali
Elias War – Brazil
Amirbek Saidov – Uzbekistan
Paris Brunner – Germany
Rento Takaoka – Japan
Max Moerstedt – Jerman