Emiliano Martinez of Argentina won the FIFA World Cup golden glove for the best goalkeeper after a colossal performance against France in the final, where he saved two penalties in the shootout. Martinez ensured the game went to extra time with an elastic one-on-one save against Kolo Muani deep in extra time to keep the score 3-3, with Kylian Mbappe starring with a hat-trick.
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Emiliano Martinez wins golden glove
In the shootout, the Aston Villa goalkeeper saved penalties from Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni, putting his team on the verge of winning its third World Cup. Emiliano Martinez had previously proven unmovable in Argentina’s quarterfinal penalty shootout win over the Netherlands, stopping Virgil van Djik and Steven Berghuis from the spot. With four saves in FIFA World Cup shootouts, no goalkeeper has more than the 30-year-old keeper. He is tied for first place with Danijel Dubai and Dominik Livakovi of Croatia, Sergio Goycochea of Argentina, and Harald Schumacher of Germany.
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