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World Cup 2018: Top 5 finishers of the group stage

Jidonu Mauyon
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#4. Diego Costa

Spain  v Morocco  -World Cup
The former Chelsea striker was outstanding during the group stage

The World Cup has witnessed a lot of incredible attackers who have seized the opportunity to announce their names on the big stage with their unbelievable records in front of goal. Atletico Madrid sharpshooter, Diego Costa is one of the few strikers that dominated the headlines during the group stage of the tournament.

With 3 goals in just 3 matches, Costa has put himself among the elite scorers in Russia. The Spain International has been scoring in every 80 minutes, converting up to 57% of his total 7 shots during the group stage of the competition.

The Atletico Madrid hitman has also been a real threat in one-on-one situations, with 2 of his goals coming from inside the box and only one coming from outside. Having helped Spain to reach the knockout phase, Costa has a great chance to prove himself in Russia this year.


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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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