Goalkeepers

Alisson Praises VAR After Two Red Cards Rescinded

QUITO — Alisson said the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had prevented his side from being "punished unfairly" after the Brazil goalkeeper had two red cards rescinded in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier.

Alisson was shown a red card after 25 minutes for a fierce tackle and another in stoppage time for felling Ayrton Preciado as he attempted to punch the ball, but on both occasions the referee consulted VAR and changed his mind.

"I think this was the first time this has happened in the history of football," the Liverpool keeper said.

USWNT Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher Fully Recovered From Knee Injury Suffered 6 Months Ago At Olympics

United States women's national team goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher on Monday said she is fully recovered from the right knee injury she suffered during the Tokyo Olympics and returns with a newfound appreciation for the sometimes cruel sport.

The veteran player collided with a teammate while trying to intercept a crossing pass early in a 1-0 semifinal loss to Canada, and the resulting injury led to a lengthy rehab.

Comoros Left-Back Goes In Goal At AFCON And Reinvents The Keeper Position

It would've been an incredible story by itself: The Comoro Islands, ranked 132nd in the world and with a population under 900,000, making its first-ever Africa Cup of Nations appearance and advancing to the last 16 to play the host and five-time champion Cameroon, but the stage at Paul Biya Stadium in Olembé became a global spectacle Monday when it was confirmed that Comoros' backup left-back, Chaker Alhadhur, would play as a makeshift goalkeeper because of injuries and C

AFCON Round Of 16 Match Will Feature An Outfield Player In Goal After COVID-19 Outbreak

YAOUNDÉ - The Comoros Islands will have to use one of their outfield players in goal against Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon on Monday after being hit by COVID-19 infections.

The Comoros Football Federation reported 12 cases in their camp on Saturday including their only two fit goalkeepers and coach Amir Abdou on Sunday said they would go into the last-16 tie in Yaoundé with a makeshift goalkeeper.

Comoros’ 30-Year-Old Goalkeeper Goes Full Matrix With Astonishing Saves In MOTM Performance

A player on the losing team receiving the Man of the Match award rarely happens in soccer. Despite the rarity of the situation, it was the only possible outcome after Friday’s AFCON game between Morocco and Comoros. Salim Ben Boina, the 30-year-old Comoros goalkeeper, had one of the most spectacular performances AFCON has seen during his side’s 2-0 defeat.

Morocco should have won Friday’s group stage game by a minimum of 6-0, however Boina consistently produced miracle saves to keep his country — ranked No. 132 in the world and competing in its first ever AFCON — in the game.

Blooper Time: Club América Femenil Suffers From The Buttery Hands Of Its Goalkeeper

Natalia Acuña doesn't enjoy a lot of game time in América Femenil, but a positive COVID-19 test for Renata Masciarelli gave her a rare chance to showcase her abilities as a goalkeeper. Sadly, Acuña's performance didn't go according to plan. 

She wasn't terrible, but in the memory of those who watched the game, it will be impossible to forget the massive blunder that she made.

Rap Sensation Jack Harlow Settles Chelsea Keeper Debate, Says Playing Soccer Was Proudest Achievement

If you’re out of the loop on popular music artists today, Jack Harlow is one of the biggest stars right now. You probably have heard him featured on the radio’s favorite song “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X, or you’re one of his 42.5 million monthly Spotify listeners.

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