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The best World Cup 2022 fantasy football goalkeepers

18:43 EAT 17/11/2022
Alisson Brazil 2022
Having a decent shot-stopper in your squad is crucial for World Cup fantasy football managers aiming to maximise their potential

Managers usually do not want to spend much on goalkeepers as they try to save their bucks for the big guns in attack. However, a good shot-stopper can help you get valuable points, as every three saves give you one while a clean sheet hands you five.

They will have a crucial role to play in the World Cup, more so as the tournament goes deep, and the best ones are capable of raking in huge points. GOAL is on hand to provide a list of those you will want to consider having in your squads.

  • Alisson Brazil 08112016

    Alisson | Brazil | $6.0m

    Brazil have got a favourable group and it will not be surprising if Alisson Becker ends up with three clean sheets in the group stages. And with Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at the heart of defence, the Liverpool keeper should not have much to do.

    The Selecao have kept eight clean sheets in 17 games and conceded just five goals, which shows that Tite's side are a tough nut to crack.

  • Hugo Lloris France 2022

    Hugo Lloris | France | $6.0m

    Lloris kept four clean sheets in the qualification stages and conceded only three goals.

    France will not be facing any of the favourites in the group stages which makes it more attractive to pick Lloris. It will not be surprising if he comes out unscathed in all three matches against Australia, Denmark and Tunisia respectively.

  • Courtois Belgium

    Thibaut Courtois | Belgium | $6.0m

    Thibaut Courtois is undoubtedly one of the best in business and won the Golden Glove four years ago in Russia.

    Against Morocco and Canada, he should get two clean sheets, while Croatia will be a tough customer to deal with. Belgium are expected to go deep into the tournament and Courtois should play a key role in the journey.

  • Unai Simon Spain Croatia Euro 2020

    Unai Simon | Spain | $5.5m

    There is no doubt that Unai Simon will be the number one choice for Luis Enrique in Qatar after he chose to snub David De Gea and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    He has been decent for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga and should do better with Spain given the squad. Although Costa Rica and Japan are favourable opponents for Spain, his credentials will be put to the test against Germany on matchday two.

  • Edouard Mendy Senegal 2022

    Edouard Mendy | Chelsea | $5.5m

    Mendy is revered in Senegal for his heroics in the AFCON final. Although he has been relegated to the second spot in Chelsea after Graham Potter took charge, he remains the undisputed number one for the African giants.

    Senegal have been placed in Group A alongside the Netherlands, Ecuador and Qatar. He will be tested against the Dutch, but should have little trouble dealing with Qatar and Ecuador.

  • Jordan Pickford England 2021

    Jordan Pickford | England | $5.5m

    Jordan Pickford is known to have a safe pair of hands when he is plying his trade with the national team. England kept the most clean sheets in Euro 2020 and should do well defensively in the World Cup also.

    The Three Lions will be up against Iran, the USA and Wales in the group stages. If they play to their potential getting clean sheets in all three should not be a major problem.

  • Diogo Costa Portugal

    Diogo Costa | Portugal | $5.0m

    Diogo Costa should be a smart pick as Portugal are definitely favourites in Group H. He will be shielded by two experienced defenders in Pepe and Ruben Dias which should further boost his morale.

    He can also be a perfect backup goalkeeper as Portugal are playing last on every matchday, allowing you to substitute Costa in if required. He is also known to have a good record in spot kicks, having saved three penalties in three successive matchdays for Porto in the Champions League.

  • Muslera Uruguay Paraguay Copa América 20062015

    Fernando Muslera | Uruguay | $5.0m

    The veteran shot stopper will definitely be the number one for Uruguay. They face South Korea, Portugal and Ghana in the group stage and if he can get you two shutouts for just $5.0m then it is a bargain.

    Plenty are tipping the tournament's inaugural winners for an underdog run this time around; you'd imagine Muslera would play a huge part if that were to occur.

  • Turner USMNT 2022

    Matt Turner | USA | $4.5m

    Matt Turner is an exciting option as he is a very capable shot stopper. He comes cheap at just $4.5m and should do reasonably well against Wales and Iran.

    He is likely to have a tough time against England but given his potential, he could well turn out to be the saviour for USMNT.

  • Pasveer Netherlands

    Remko Pasveer | Netherlands | $4.5m

    Remko Pasveer started in the final two matchdays of the UEFA Nations League and in the absence of Jasper Cillessen, he should be the number one for the Netherlands.

    The Dutch have some high-profile names in defence like Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Nathan Ake, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries and Tyrell Malacia. They will be a difficult team to score past, meaning Pasveer could turn out to be a value-for-money option at just $4.5m.