These players have showcased an exemplary performance at the quadrennial event.
FIFA World Cup 2022 has given many memories to treasure for football fans. There have been many brilliant performances in the tournament. Emi Martinez’s last-minute save against France in World Cup Final is one of the prime examples of how players use this platform to showcase their brilliance. This World Cup has also highlighted the importance of how crucial defence for any team in the world. Brazil despite having the most threatening front line faulted in knockouts and once considered a hot favourite, was knocked out in Quarter Final.
Other than the defence, the goalkeeper’s job become important, for Morocco’s success their goalkeeper Yassine Bounou made a big difference in Atlas Lions’ big games. Yassine Bounou with relentless Moroccan defence made their team and their people dream about the first-ever FIFA World Cup final. Now the World Cup is over soon transfer window will be open for clubs. This might see a lot of change for a number of clubs as well as in the earnings of many power performers in goalkeeping in World Cup 2022. Demands and money may increase for many players in the next few months, all thanks to their World Cup heroics.
5. Wojciech Szczesny – Poland
Poland could not qualify ahead from the pre-quarterfinal, they were knocked out by France in the Round of 16 with a 1-3 defeat. Yet Szczesny with his skills has impressed everyone in the group round. He has been in talks always for a major transfer, he has 18 months left in his contract with Juventus. Szczesny, a 32-year-old now might be in talk for a better deal after his brilliant run of form this season.
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4. Dominik Livakovic – Croatia
Croatia being runner-up in the 2018 edition, did not miss the Danijel Subasic of 2018. Dominik Livakovic as a goalkeeper became a wall-like structure for Croatia in Knockouts. Livakovic has impressed everyone with his performance in penalty shootouts. Croatia stunned everyone by defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout. Livakovic is currently in a contract with Dinamo Zagreb. 18 months are still left in his contract, after this many European giants will be looking to sign in the Croatian wall.
3. Yassine Bounou – Morocco
Morocco has been the team of the tournament with their surprising performance. Yassine Bounou still has a few years left in his Sevilla contract yet he will be in target for many managers. Yassine Bounou with Morocco’s defence line has won millions of praises from around the World. Morocco became the first African team to qualify for Semi Final of the FIFA World Cup. Bounou a 31-year-old still have a few more years left in his career.
2. Yann Sommer – Switzerland
A few Rumors have started about Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer in line to get a contract from Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United. Yann Sommer is in line to replace David De Gea for United. 34-year-old Sommer’s Borussia Monchengladbach contract will end in 2023. Sommer had a brilliant run from since Euro Cup 2021 to World Cup 2022.
1. Jordan Pickford – England
28-year-old English Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford may be seen as a replacement for French & Tottenham legend Hugo Lloris for spurs. Pickford had two clean sheets in FIFA World Cup 2022. Pickford with Everton has 18 months contract left, Tottenham might be eyeing Pickford and may spend a big amount on him. England failed to qualify for Semi-finals, and they lost to France 1-2 in Quarter Final.