Despite Nigeria’s exit from the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Ashleigh Plumptre has made the best XI of Round of 16.
Plumptre performed admirably in the Super Falcons’ 4-2 penalty defeat to England.
The defender was named player of the match by whoscored.com and was given a rating of 8.55 by the statistics website.
She won a massive 11 aerial duels, made three tackles, completed three dribbles and also hit the woodwork once.
The best X1 comprises of Plumptre, Zecira Musovic (Sweden), Ellie Carpenter (Australia), Jess Carter (England), Alex Greenwood (England), Aitana Bonmati (Spain), Andi Sullivan (USA), Eugenie Le Sommer (France), Kenza Dali (France), Kadidiatou Diani (France) and Salma Paralluelo (Spain).
Plumptre made her official debut for Nigeria on February 2022 in a 2-0 win over Ivory Coast.
She made four appearances at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Super Falcons have been at all editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.