FIFA World Cup 2022: Top players in key challenge metrics from the opening round

2G688K7 Rome. 3rd July, 2021. Harry Maguire of England greets the spectators after the UEFA EURO 2020 quarterfinal match between England and Ukraine in Rome, Italy on July 3, 2021. Credit: Cheng Tingting/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Here are the top players in key challenge metrics from the opening round of matches at the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Aerial Duel Win Percentage (min. 5 aerial duels)

Ricardo Rodriguez, Switzerland — 100.0%
Karim Boudiaf, Qatar — 88.9%
Antonio Rüdiger, Germany — 85.7%
Harry Maguire, England — 83.3%
KimYoung-gwon, South Korea — 83.3%

50/50 Duel Win Percentage (min. 3 50/50s contested)

Harry Maguire, England — 100.0%
Casemiro, Brazil — 100.0%
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Cameroon — 100.0%
Mohamed Kanno, Saudi Arabia — 80.0%
Mohammed Salisu, Ghana — 75.0%
Ali Abdi, Tunisia — 75.0%
Firas Al-Buraikan, Saudi Arabia — 75.0%

Tackles Won Percentage (min. 3 tackles attempted)

Ali Abdi, Tunisia — 100.0%
David Raum, Germany — 100.0%
Dejan Lovren, Croatia — 100.0%
Rodrigo Bentancur, Uruguay — 80.0%
Hiroki Sakai, Japan — 71.4%

Dribbles Defended Percentage (min. 2 dribbles faced)

Casemiro, Brazil — 66.7%
Achraf Hakimi, Morocco — 66.7%
Denzel Dumfries, Netherlands — 50.0%
Hiroki Sakai, Japan — 50.0%
Ismaïla Sarr, Senegal — 50.0%
Nicolás Otamendi, Argentina — 50.0%
Yassine Meriah, Tunisia — 50.0%
Facundo Pellistri, Uruguay — 50.0%
Mohammed Salisu, Ghana — 50.0%

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