The three finalists for The Best trophy for the best goalkeeper in the world were announced on Wednesday by FIFA. The prize will be played between three goalkeepers: Argentinian Emiliano Martinez, Moroccan Yassine Bounou and Belgian Thibaut Courtois.
Argentinian world champion Emiliano Martinez, Moroccan Yassine Bounou and Belgian Thibaut Courtois claim the prize for the best goalkeeper which will be awarded at the “Fifa Best” Trophies on February 27 in Paris, the International Football Federation announced on Wednesday.
Martinez distinguished himself at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by stopping two shots on goal in the final against France, but he also made headlines with an obscene celebration at the end of the match when receiving his prize for the best goalkeeper in the world. tournament. Bounou, for his part, was one of the heroes of Morocco, the first African country to qualify for the semi-finals of a World Cup. If Belgium completely missed its World Cup (elimination in the 1st round), Courtois was one of the architects of Real Madrid’s 14th coronation in the Champions League.
Goalkeeper of Lyon in the running
Among the ladies, the three goalkeepers named are the German Ann-Katrin Berger, the English Mary Earps and the Chilean Christiane Endler, who plays in Lyon. The finalists for the best male and female player awards, as well as the Puskas award for the best goal, will be announced on Friday while the nominees for the best coach awards, for both men and women, will be revealed on Thursday.
The winners are determined by an international jury made up of the current coaches of all women’s and men’s national teams, their captains and a specialist journalist from each country represented by a national team. The general public can also vote on fifa.com. The FIFA awards ceremony will take place on February 27 in Paris.
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