The tagline for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar says: “Expect Amazing”. And so far, it hasn’t dissatisfied.
In extra methods than one, it has been the 12 months of the bold underdogs and flamboyant goalkeepers. It all began with Saudi Arabia taking down a full-blooded Argentina and Japan taking Germany down by 2-1 scorelines.
With the underdogs punching above their weights repeatedly, Qatar 2022 marked a brand new document for many video games determined by penalty shootout than every other within the historical past of the event – Five.
Goalkeepers turned heroes for his or her sides, beginning with Dominik Livakovic of Croatia, who was pivotal in two shootout wins – towards Japan and Brazil.
Morocco’s magical run into the semifinal was aided by some penalty heroics by Yassine Bounou, who saved Spain at bay within the spherical of 16.
Emiliano Martinez, who finally received the golden glove, was Argentina’s man Friday, as he bailed his facet put in penalty shootouts twice, first within the spherical of 16 towards Netherlands and within the last towards France.
Both Livakovic and Martinez at the moment are tied on the high for many saves in FIFA World Cup penalty shootouts, with 4 every, alongside Croatia’s Danijel Subasic, Argentina’s Sergio Goycochea and Germany’s Harald Schumacher.
Here is a listing of all of the matches which have trickled into penalty shootouts and their outcomes, when the groups couldn’t be separated even in extra-time –