World Cup 2022: Croatia Goalie Sets Double Record After Win Against Brazil

World Cup 2022: Croatia Goalie Sets Double Record After Win Against Brazil

  • Dominik Livakovic became the first goalkeeper to make 11 saves in a single FIFA World Cup match since 2014 after Croatia defeated Brazil
  • Croatia knocked out the 5-time World champions on penalties from Qatar 2022 after playing 1-1 after extra time
  • Livakovic played a crucial role to get Croatia to their second consecutive World Cup semi-final as he denied Brazil from the penalty spot

Dominik Livakovic is Croatia’s star man at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after another dominant performance against Brazil.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper was again outstanding for Croatia after making several saves for Croatia as they knocked out Brazil from the World Cup in the quarterfinals.

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Dominik Livakovic was again outstanding for Croatia as the 2018 World Cup finalists knocked out Brazil via penalties. Photo by Matthew Ashton
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Livakovic entered the history books after he became the first goalkeeper to make as many as 11 saves in a World Cup game since 2014.

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American goalkeeper, Tim Howard holds the highest record of saves in a World Cup match after he made 15 in the round of 16 clash versus Belgium in the 2014 tournament.

The 27-year-old Livakovic is a goalkeeper for Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. He came through the academy at rival side, the amateur outfit NK Zagreb, before making his senior debut in 2012.

Livakovic World Cup penalty record

Meanwhile, Dominik Livakovic also became the first goalkeeper in the history of the World Cup to make four penalty shootout saves.

The 27-year-old who had a hat-trick of saves in the shootout victory against Japan, produced another top save to deny Brazil’s Rodrygo from the spot to send Croatia to another World Cup semifinal, Sporting News reports.

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Marquinhos also missed for Brazil, smashing his effort off the post, which proved vital as Croatia prevailed 4-2 on penalties.

Fans hail penalty expert Livakovic

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Dominik Livakovic produced yet another goalkeeping masterclass as Croatia progressed to the semifinals at the expense of Brazil.

Livakovic literally carried the 2018 World Cup finalists to the quarterfinals after making three saves during penalty shootouts in their last 16 tie against Japan.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper proved pivotal once more as Croatia stunned Brazil to reach back-to-back World Cup semifinals.

Source: Sports Brief News