Dominik Livakovic joins Croatia compatriot on exclusive list of shotstoppers

December 04, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Dominik Livakovic was Croatia's hero as the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists beat Japan to progress to the Quarterfinals. 

After the match was a 1-1 draw heading into penalties, Livakovic saved three of the Japanese penalties to help his side out. 

Only three other goalkeepers have achieved this feat. 

First was Portugal's goalkeeper Ricardo vs England in the QFs of the World Cup 2006 in Germany. 

Ricardo managed to stop the shots of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Steve Carragher, players who were expected to score.

Then was another Croatian player in Danijel Subasic against Denmark. 

During the Russia World Cup 2018, Subasic saved three penalties by Cristian Eriksen, Lasse Schone and Matthis Jorgensen. 

Meanwhile, Livakovic saved the shots of Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and the Japanese captain Maya Yoshida.

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