Along with the larger prize of the FIFA World Cup trophy, an array of prestigious awards can even be handed out after the ultimate on the Lusail Stadium on December 18.
A serious one amongst them would be the golden glove award, which might be handed out to one of the best goalkeeper of the match.
The golden glove was launched in 1994 and was initially named after Lev Yashin, the legendary Soviet keeper.
It was later renamed Golden Glove in 2010. The popularity is determined by the FIFA Technical Examine Group, which assesses the goalkeeper’s efficiency all through the match.
In Qatar 2022, there are 4 shot-stoppers who’re severe contenders for the golden glove, going into the ultimate stretch of the match.
A key a part of Croatia’s superb run into the ultimate in 2018 was its goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who saved 4 penalties within the shootouts for it.
Dominik Livakovic greater than stuffed in for his predecessor, with spectacular performances towards Japan within the spherical of 16 and Brazil within the quarterfinal. Identical to Subasic, the 26-year-old keeper made 4 saves within the penalty shootout wins for his aspect.
Livakovic additionally leads the saves tally with 23 efforts, which additionally meant that he denied three objectives than a median goalkeeper would have, primarily based on post-shot anticipated objectives.
Regardless that Croatia’s mighty run fell on the semifinal stage, Livakovic has a robust likelihood going of nabbing the golden glove prize.
A key determine in Argentina’s revival lately has been its man below the bar – Emiliano Martinez. The Aston Villa keeper has been as much as it in Qatar with a string of sturdy efficiency, which has pushed the Albicelestes into the ultimate.
Martinez’s presence has offered Argentina with a way of calm and stability on the again. His significance was significantly accentuated in the course of the shootout within the quarterfinal towards Netherlands, when he denied Virgil van Djik from the spot first up, to place Argentina within the driver’s seat.
Within the spherical of 16 too, Martinez made an important intervention, deep within the harm time, to protect Argentina’s 2-1 lead towards Australia.
Martinez can have one humongous problem forward of him within the type of France within the remaining and a strong efficiency ought to set him up properly for the golden glove title.
Morocco’s miraculous run into the semifinal of Qatar 2022 was aided by some spectacular efficiency by its No.1, Yassine Bounou.
Bounou was in great type all through the match, together with his resilience shining brightest towards Spain within the spherical of 16, when he helped his aspect hold a clear sheet, earlier than occurring to avoid wasting two spot-kicks within the penalty shootout.
The Sevilla shot-stopper continued on his sizzling streak within the quarterfinal towards Portugal, as he saved out a menacing assault with some gorgeous saves.
Earlier than the semifinal, the place he let in two objectives, the one purpose Bounou had conceded was an personal purpose, within the group stage fixture towards Canada.
French captain Hugo Lloris is a goalkeeper who has largely flown below the radar, regardless of main his nationwide aspect to the 2018 World Cup title.
A serious motive for this has been his propensity to make errors at crunch moments, just like the one he made towards Croatia within the 2018 remaining. Fortunately for him, his gaffe didn’t matter as France had outscored its opponents to win the sport.
In Qatar 2022, Lloris has acquired a veneer of safety, with no explicit occasion of him erring. Actually, Lloris was at his dominant finest towards Morocco within the semifinal, the place he denied at the least two sure-shot objectives within the second half, earlier than holding on to a scratchy clear sheet, to take his aspect into the ultimate for the second time operating.