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FIFA rates Akpeyi high despite playing one game

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Akpeyi not moved by criticism, eyes World Cup squad

World football governing body, FIFA, has rated Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi with an individual accolade at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games, despite playing only match against Colombia.

As published on its official website, FIFA recognized Akpeyi for being the goalkeeper with the top saves during the competition while Germany were rated as the best attacking team with 22 goals from 23 attempts with an tournament average of 6.5.
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German duo Serge Gnabry and Nils Petersen were the top scorers at the Olympics, with six goals to their names, while Nigerian strikers Oghenekaro Etebo and Sadiq Umar finished with four goals, alongside Neymar, Gutiérrez and Meyer.

Denmark, who were beaten by Nigeria in the quarterfinal, were handed the Fair Play Award.

 

 

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