6/27/2019 6:19:50 PM

Qatar’s Saad Al Sheeb tops most saves chart after Copa America group stage

Qatar’s Saad Al Sheeb tops most saves chart after Copa America group stage

Doha, Qatar: Qatar showed a lot of character and promise at the Copa America even though they failed to progress into the quarterfinals, and Al Annabi goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb, in particular, has reasons to be proud after emerging on top in the most saves chart.

Al Sheeb came to the rescue of his side with 12 saves in the group stages of the competition as Qatar fought bravely against Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay.

After holding Paraguay 2-2, Qatar lost to Colombia 1-0 and Argentina 2-0, but Felix Sanchez’s men were in contention for a quarterfinal place until the very last moment thanks to their battling display.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, unsurprisingly leads the most dribbles column with 12, while his team-mate Nicolas Otamendi won 16 areal duels to ascertain his defensive supremacy.

Uruguay’s Rodrigo Bentancur made 12 tackles to lead in that department while  Chile’s Guillermo Maripan has 12 clearances to his name.

James Rodrigues of Colombia displayed his playmaking capabilities with 12 key passes, while Chile’s Charles Aranguiz has three assists.

Luis Suarez has been an attacking threat for Uruguayan and has scored two goals from 17 shots on target. But he has plenty of competition on that front with team-mate Edinson Cavani, Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Everton, Chile’s Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas, Colombia’s Duván Zapata, Venezuela’s Darwin Machís and Japan’s Koji Miyoshi all scoring two.

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