Top Goalkeepers who will be vital for their side in the FIFA World Cup 2018:
- Jordan Pickford (England):
It is going to be very dicey for Gareth Southgate to select his #1 to play between the sticks for the Three Lions. Joe Hart has struggled with inconsistency in his loan spells, meaning either Jack Butland or Jordan Pickford might start for England in the World Cup. Everton have struggled to defend but if hadn’t been for Pickford it would have been worse. The former Sunderland goalkeeper has been impressive and might get the nod ahead of Butland in Russia this year.
- Ederson Moares (Brazil):
It was a surprise signing this season by Manchester City to bring Ederson to England from Benfica but it is safe to say that the move turned out amazingly well. Ederson has bossed between the sticks for the Manchester club and has been very impressive in his decision making and shot-stopping. He faces tough competition from Roma’s Alisson to start for Brazil in the World Cup but if he manages to do that, it will be interesting to see how impressive he is on the international level.
- Marc Andre Ter Stegen (Germany):
The Barcelona goalkeeper has been in good form this season as he remains the most likely candidate to represent Germany in case Manuel Neuer fails to recover on time. TerStegen has done well with his sharp reflexes and shot-stopping and most importantly he has impressed more with his “sweeper-keeper” abilities. He has kept 18 clean sheets this season and with the form he is in, he will be a key factor in Germany’s challenge for the World Cup title.
- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium):
The Chelsea goalkeeper hasn’t been at his best this season but one cannot deny the quality he possesses. Belgium have a very good squad blended with youth and experience. They can go a long way in the tournament and Courtoishas to play a key role in their success. If Courtois manages to replicate his Atletico Madrid form in Russia this year, Belgium have more than enough firepower in them to clinch the World Cup trophy.
- David De Gea (Spain):
There is no doubt as to why the great Spaniard is number one in this list. David De Gea has simply been stunning for Manchester United for the last three to four years. Having been the club’s Player of the Season for three consecutive years speaks volumes of De Gea’s performance. Spain have a big advantage in having De Gea between the sticks and with his amazing reflexes and sharp goal saving techniques, De Gea’s performances for Spain in the World Cup are eagerly awaited.