Get to Know the World Cup’s Super Goalkeeper

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 16 November 2022
Get to Know the World Cup’s Super Goalkeeper

He is Guillermo Ochoa, the historical goalkeeper of the Mexican national team, who always appears exceptionally in the World Cup and then strangely disappears.

Some people believe that the 37-year-old Ochoa’s genes for excellence are linked by a secret and hidden link to the World Cup finals. Before the World Cup, he is a normal and ordinary goalkeeper who makes mistakes. As soon as the World Cup starts, he suddenly turns into a combined version of Lev Yashin, Dino Zoff, Buffon, and Manuel Neuer.

Ochoa is one of the few players who can be called a World Cup expert or specialist, as he participated in 4 World Cup tournaments, and his World Cup career began with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, then he played in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, 2014 in Brazil, and 2018 in Russia

In the 2014 World Cup, he made a historic performance against the owner of the land and the audience, Brazil, as he contributed to the 0-0 draw of his country, and throughout the group stage, he conceded only one goal scored by Croatia, then Mexico was eliminated from the tournament after a painful loss against the Netherlands in the 16th round after The Mexican team was ahead until the 88th minute before the Dutch team came back and winning with two goals by Wesley Sneijder 88 and Klaas Jan Huntelaar 94 from a penalty kick.

In the World Cup Russia 2018, Ochoa was an impenetrable dam against Germany and ended the confrontation with the world champion at the time as the man of the match, where he contributed greatly to winning over Germany 1-0 in that match before Mexico bid farewell to the tournament as usual from the 16th round after a loss to Brazil.

It is strange that Ochoa did not succeed in European professionalism despite his amazing performance in the World Cup, unlike Keylor Navas, for example, the legend of Costa Rica, who led his country to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup and at the time was playing in Levante, then Real Madrid discovered him to become one of the most important goalkeepers in the history of the Champions League.

While Ochoa presented a historic World Cup in 2014, then he moved from his team Ajaccio to Malaga, but he failed miserably with them, playing only 11 matches to be loaned to Granada and playing 38 matches with them.

In the 2018 World Cup, Ochoa learned the lesson.

Despite his brilliance in the tournament, he did not leave his Belgian team, Standard liege, but continued with them until 2019, at which time he decided to return to his country and joined America, one of the biggest teams in Mexico, and so far, he has played 118 games with them.

With the Mexico national team, Ochoa is undoubtedly a historical goalkeeper, as he has played 130 matches so far, and won the Gold Cup 4 times and the Copa America bronze in 2007.

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