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Three contenders for the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award have become well known


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Moscow, February 8 – Argentine world champion Emiliano Martinez, Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have reached the last three contenders for the FIFA Best Goalkeeper of the Year award, according to the organization’s official website.
The winner will be announced at the FIFA Awards Gala on 27 February in Paris. Players’ scores between August 8, 2021 and December 18, 2022 are taken into consideration when selecting a winner.
Previously, two goalkeepers from the Brazilian national team were among the applicants – Alisson Becker (Liverpool) and Ederson (Manchester City). The three finalists were determined as a result of voting, which ended on February 3.

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Martinez at the World Championships in Qatar, in addition to the gold medal and the World Cup, also received a personal award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament – the Golden Glove. At the tournament in Qatar, the English goalkeeper of Aston Villa played all seven matches and won on penalties – in the 1/4 finals against the Netherlands and in the final match against the French. Also in the World Cup, he had three clean sheets.
Bono, who plays at the club level with the Spanish national team, Sevilla, reached the semi-finals of the World Cup with the Moroccan national team. The goalkeeper played two “dry” matches in the group stage – against Croatia (0: 0) and Belgium (2: 0), as well as two more qualifying matches – against Spain in the 1/8 finals (0: 0, 3: 0 on penalties) And in the 1/4 finals against the Portugal national team (1: 0).
Last season, Courtois was crowned the Spanish Championship with Real Madrid, as well as the European Champions League winner.

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