Goalkeepers may not win the best player award but they are the most important part of any team, they motivate their team from the back that boosts the confidence of their teammates.
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Here are the top five goalkeepers who will play in this World Cup.
5. Hugo Lloris
Tottenham Hotspurs Goalkeeper will once again captain his country France in the coming World Cup next week. The 27-year-old has strongly being linked with a return to France as big spenders Paris Saints Germain and Monaco want to sign the Frenchman.
4. Manuel Neuer
Neuer, first choice goalkeeper of Bayern Munich and Germany is once again one of the favourite goalkeeper to watch in this tournament. Neuer, 28, is currently enjoying the prime time of his career.
3. Iker Casillas
Spain captain might have lost his place at Real Madrid in La Liga but he remains the first choice goalkeeper for Spain. The Spaniard lifted Champions League trophy with Real Madrid last month. Thee 33-year-old has already lifted World Cup and Euro trophies.
2. Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois who kept 20 clean sheets last season at Atlético Madrid might make a return to his parent club Chelsea as Petr Cech is now 32-year-old. Courtois who won La Liga last season will play his first World Cup with Belgium.
1. Gianluigi Buffon
Italy and Juventus Captain Buffon will probably be playing his last World Cup as he is 36 now. Buffon who lifted Serie A title last season has already won a World Cup trophy in 2006. The 36-year-old keeper is set to become the third player in the history of football to appear in five World Cups.
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