Manuel Neuer: Germany
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Germany’s chances to repeat as World Cup champion could rest with Manuel Neuer
The Germans have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, 2014 Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer. Coming after a season plagued with injuries with Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer will shield Germany's chances to do a World Cup double.
David de Gea: Spain
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With de Gea's skills at the back, Spain is a real contender for the trophy in Russia
Having made the fifth-most number of saves in the 2017/18 season, and equalled a record for most saves in a match David de Gea is in fine form. While he failed to help United lift any silverware this season, de Gea's good form should do better with the Spanish side who are naturally more attacking.
Thibaut Courtois: Belgium
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Courtois has earned over 50 caps and appeared at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016
Amid uncertainty over his Chelsea future, Thibaut Courtois says he is focused on representing Belgium at the World Cup. Belgium looks good on the paper with host of stars who ply their trade on Premier League.
Hugo Lloris: France
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lloris started for France at the 2014 World Cup and helped the team to the quarter-finals
Lloris is described as a goalkeeper who "boasts lightning reflexes and good decision-making" and is "a formidable opponent in one-on-one situations". Lloris also "commands his box well". However, recently he has made some errors. France head coach Didier Deschamps has defended Hugo Lloris
after a mixed season for club and country.
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Critics have compared Alisson
with Manuel Neuer
Brazil's goalkeeping coaches have no hesitation in anointing Alisson
as the team's No. 1 for the World Cup and are even comparing him to Germany's Manuel Neuer. Alisson
represented Brazil at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2015 whereafter he represented the nation at the Copa América Centenario in 2016
Essam al-Hadary: Egypt
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Egypt’s ageless Essam El-Hadary aiming to pull out all stops in Russia
In June 2018, at the age of 45, he was named in Egypt’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He is the oldest of players selected for the tournament. El-Hadary has won the Africa Cup Of Nations four times, and was named the tournament's best goalkeeper on three occasions. Egypt’s ageless Essam El-Hadary aiming to pull out all stops in Russia