One of the biggest problems that the coaches face when making a list for a World Cup is the inclusion of three goalkeepers. Sometimes, a country contains a bouquet of good goalkeepers that makes it difficult to choose only a trio. Even more, decide who should be the owner. In Spain and Real Madrid is the clearest example of this today. Thus, Today in Colgados por el Fútbol we travel through the time machine to remember those who were the best trios of goalkeepers ever led by a national team to a World Cup.
1- Spain in the World Cup 2010: Iker Casillas-Pepe Reina and Víctor Valdés.
Spain has always been a land of good goalkeepers. But in the 2010, Vicente del Bosque's election was the hardest. He left Diego López out at the last minute and could not take men like Andrés Palop or Dani Aranzubia. The reason was clear. He had three of the best archers in the world in his ranks. The Real Madrid goalkeeper, Barcelona and Liverpool. Four years later everything indicates that they will meet again for Brazil, although the personal situation of each one has changed a lot.
2- Italy in the World Cup 1998: Francesco Toldo, Gianluca Pagliuca y Gianluigi Buffon.
Italy has always been lucky to have excellent goalkeepers. In 1998, Possibly enjoyed the best possible selection in goal. A veteran Pagliuca, a promising Buffon and an experienced Francesco Toldo who was the starter. Unassailable from above and below, placement, talent, security, possibly there would be no adjectives to define these three monsters.
3- Germany in World 2006: Jens Lehmann, Oliver Kahn y Timo Hildebrand.
Germany is another of the powers that has always been lucky enough to complete a true trio of aces under the three suits. But in 2006, in his World, who should be the starting goalkeeper of the national team became a national debate. Lehmann was having a spectacular season at Arsenal and Khan…already on his downhill was Khan, the goalkeeper who had been named best player in the World Cup 2002. The choice was not easy but to the surprise of many it was Lehman who took the cat to the water.
4- Germany in World 1990: Bodo Illgner, Raimond Aumann y Andreas Koepke.
Germany won the World Cup in Italy 90 partly because it had figures like Matthäus, Klismann or Brehme among many others. But the backs were well covered with goalkeepers the likes of Illgner, Aumann of Koepke, indisputable in their teams and that gave the team enormous competitiveness.
5- Spain in the World Cup in France of 1998: Andoni Zubizarreta, Santiago Cañizares and José Francisco Molina.
Possibly that summer Spain took what is the best call in history. Forwards with high quality, class media and three cracks in goal, Santi Cañizares, José Molina and Andoni Zubizarreta who said goodbye to soccer in a big way. But nevertheless, Having this trio did not mean that part of the Spanish options disappeared due to the low performance in the goal.. Nigeria, Zubizarreta and the own goal have something to do.
6- Spain in the World Cup in Spain of 1982: Luis Arconada, Miguel Ángel and Javier Urruticoechea.
It is this election as it could have been the Eurocopa de 1984 with Arconada, Zubizarreta y Buyo or the World Cup 1950 with Ramallets and Eizaguirre under the sticks. And is that if something Spain has shown throughout its history is the luck of having extraordinary goalkeepers.
7- Brazil in the World Cup in Sweden 1958: Carlos José Castilho and Gilmar.
Two goalkeepers but two goalkeepers brought Brazil to Sweden in 1958. Gilmar was the starter and one of the best goalkeepers in football history. Castilho, a color-blind person who had problems with vision in night games but who was summoned in 4 World Cups and that stopped everything that came. They called the “lucky man”, maybe because the balls came to him, no he was going to look for them.