The FIFA football World Cup 2018 was #AERORED

What a World Cup!

With the great final between France and Croatia finishing 4-2, the football World Cup 2018 ended on Sunday. After the end of a spectacular match, in fact, three uhlsport goalkeepers were able to raise the World Cup into the rainy sky of Moscow. The French captain Hugo Lloris, who was the first to lift the trophy, will be known as World Champion from this day on, same as Steve Mandanda and Alphonse Aréola. Congratulations!

Due to the fact that the opponent goalkeeper of the final match was the Croatian Danijel Subasic, it had been clear since the semi-finals that THE goalkeeper glove of the 2018 World Cup will be #AERORED


France on top

Hugo Lloris becomes world champion wearing uhlsport goalkeepers gloves. As the captain of the équipe tricolore it is a special honor to lift The World Cup trophy for the first time. Two years after he missed out on the title at the European Championship in France, Hugo Lloris crowns his consistent efforts throughout the past year with the 2018 World Cup. He has put his trust in the uhlsport goalkeeper gloves with patented grip for years now. As Hugo is the leader of the #uhlsquad and an absolutely outstanding athlete, there is a special signature glove for Lloris which is available in the new AERORED collection.

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Historic achievement for Danijel Subasic

Croatia reaches a World Cup final for the first time ever – Subasic blazes with several penalty saves

Croatia made it to the World Cup final, despite being not being favoured for progress to the latter by many experts before the tournament. All the more astonishing was the kind, how the Team of Danijel Subasic fought their way throughout the knock-out rounds all the way to the final. The Croatians were the only team in the tournament to play at least extra-time in every knock-out match and were still coming back from behind and had to advance to the next stage via penalty shootout. There it was Subasic, relying on the patented uhlsport Absolutgrip foam, who stood out in a special manner – the Croatian goalkeeper saved four shots from the spot, more than any other keeper during the 2018 World Cup.


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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia : Goalkeepers to watch this summer..Brazil

With only days to go until the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off, we take a look at the best-ranked nations on the planet, and how their ‘keepers stack up.

Brazil World Cup Goalkeepers

FIFA Ranking: 2

The iconic samba-style winning ways of Brazil may have been forgotten in recent times, but you can never dismiss their chances of adding a sixth World Cup to their records. The last time they lifted the trophy (in 2002) they had three outstanding goalkeepers in their squad that included Marcos and Dida.
Ederson has won a League Cup, FA Cup and Premier League since joining Manchester City for a record fee in 2017, but does this make him an obvious choice for No.1? Neto and Becker may have something to say about that…

Ederson, Manchester City

Age: 24
Club appearances 2017/18: 44
International caps: 1
Glove choice: Nike GK Premier SGT RS PROMO

An agile, courageous, energetic, and physically imposing keeper, Ederson possesses physical strength, excellent reflexes and developed a reputation as a penalty saving specialist during his time with Benfica. However, he is mostly highly regarded for his outstanding distribution and skill with the ball at his feet: his control and confidence on the ball enables him to retain possession and quickly play the ball out from the back on the ground with his hands or either foot – even when put under pressure – deemed good enough for one of the best coaches in the world.


Alisson Becker, Roma

Age: 25
Club Appearances 2017/18: 46
International caps: 24
Glove choice: Nike GK Vapor Grip3 RS PROMO

Since joining Roma from Internacional in 2016, the Brazilian stopper has been instrumental this season – part of a squad that kept 12 clean sheets across league and European competition in 2017. Perhaps the biggest compliment came when Brazilian goalkeeping legend Claudio Taffarel, said that the 25-year-old is “technically better than Buffon” and has “the qualities to stay on top and become the best goalkeeper in the world, without a doubt”.
Big, brave and commanding, Alisson’s main traits are his excellent positioning, shot-stopping abilities and cat-like reflexes. He has been Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper for two-and-a-half years and got to wear the captain’s armband in a friendly against Russia in March – all-but confirming his starting place at the World Cup.


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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia : Goalkeepers to watch this summer..Belgium

With only a few weeks to go until the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off, we take a look at the best-ranked nations on the planet, and how their ‘keepers stack up.

Belgium world cup goalkeepers

FIFA Ranking: 3

Ranked third in the FIFA Rankings, it’s hard to remember that Belgium has only recently undergone a resurrection. Their squad is jammed with Premier League superstars such as De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku, Dembele, Vertonghen and Courtois (and that’s before we even mention other stars such as Mertens, Kompany and Witsel).
Could Mignolet resurrect his career in Russia? Could Courtois star in a side that has the potential to win the tournament, or is it time to see Casteels banish the injury demons that ruled him out of the World Cup in 2014?

Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea

Age: 25
Club appearences 2017/18: 43
International caps: 54
Glove choice: Nike GK Vapor Grip 3 PROMO

Chelsea’s No. 1 proved to be an excellent understudy to Petr Cech and quickly established himself as a fans favourite. With a string of performances, Courtois was voted best goalkeeper in the league after winning the title in 2016/17. His form has attracted some criticism this season (especially in European competition), but with rumours of Real Madrid and Manchester United being interested – there is still proof that the young goalkeeper can further improve. He possesses excellent positional sense, good mentality, composure, agility and quick reflexes, in spite of his size and imposing physique. Due to his height and reach, he also excels in the air.


Simon Mignolet

Age: 30
Club appearances 2017/18: 17
International caps: 19
Glove choice: Nike GK Vapor Grip 3 PROMO

Despite being dislodged as Liverpool’s first choice, the Belgium stopper is still packed with experience that could prove to be invaluable. Both Mignolet and Courtois have come under scrutiny this season, but the Liverpool man could stake a claim for a starting position as he produced consistently whenever he has been called upon – this year he saved a club-record eighth penalty during a 3-2 win vs. Leicester City.
Mignolet has started a similar amount of Premier League games compared to Karius and is snapping at his heels when it comes to clean sheet statistics (Karius has 9, Mignolet has 7).


Koen Casteels, WfL Wolfsburg

Age: 25
Club appearances 2017/18: 35
International caps: 19
Glove choice: REAL Classico

Young, hungry and Wolfsburg’s most consistent performer this season, Koen Casteels has long been competition to Courtois. Both ‘keepers came through the ranks together at Genk and was seen as the more talented of the two.
Selected in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in 2014, he unfortunately had to pull out after failing to fully recover from a broken leg earlier in the season. However, determined not to let his World Cup disappointment beat him, Casteels performed heroics in the German Supercup penalty shoot-out in 2015 and continues to catch the eye of national team selectors.

Article by : Ross Fisher


2018 FIFA World Cup Russia : Goalkeepers to watch this summer

With only a few weeks to go until the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off, we take a look at the best-ranked nations on the planet, and how their ‘keepers stack up.

portuagl world cup goalkepers

FIFA Ranking: 4

Coming off the back of their first ever victory in an international tournament at Euro 2016 the Portuguese have shown they have got everything it takes to walk away winners in Russia. A combination of gritty determination, solid defending and of course, that man Ronaldo, who knows how far they could go?
Experience goes a long way in international football, and it also carries true with goalkeepers – the current three that are in contention to start have a combined age of over 90(!)… is it time for someone younger or do you dare not change a winning formula?

Rui Patrício, Sporting CP

Age: 30
Club appearances 2017/18: 53
International caps: 68
Glove choice: Puma One Grip 17.1

Relatively unknown in many circles, Patrício is one of the worlds’ top goalkeepers. In 2016 he was shortlisted in a group of 30 for the Ballon d’Or – key to the side that won Euro 2016.
Agile, brave and commanding, Patrício also boasts excellent positioning, shot-stopping abilities and superb distribution skills. His form for both club and country have not gone unnoticed, with some of Europe’s big clubs looking to land his signature before a possible price-hike after the World Cup. Highly rated by Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo, he could be making his way to Madrid instead.


Anthony Lopes, Lyon

Age: 27
Club appearances 2017/18: 39
International caps: 6
Glove choice: Uhlsport Speed Up Now Supersoft

After coming through the ranks at Lyon, the Portugese ‘keeper had his ‘breakthrough moment’ last season when he produced a world-class performance in the Europa League against Roma. This season he has continued the fine run of form by conceding just 15 goals at home in a Ligue 1 campaign that saw Lyon finish 2nd behind PSG.
He was also part of the squad that won Euro 2016 and will be sure to push for the number 1 shirt come this summer.


Beto, Göztepe

Age: 36
Club appearances 2017/18: 24
International caps: 13
Glove choice: HO SOCCER Ikarus Roll/Negative

Arguably one of the most underrated and overlooked goalkeepers of his generation, Beto has career that has seen him win the Europa League three times and multiple domestic league titles. The ex-Porto, Sevilla and Sporting goalkeeper has World Cup 2018 firmly in his sights – pushing a move to Turkish side Göztepe for more league starts and hopefully a start at this years’ tournament. He has been part of Portugal squads in two World Cups (2010, 2014) and Euro 2012 where they were semi-finalists. Could he feature in what would be his fourth major international competition?

Article by : Ross Fisher


2018 FIFA World Cup Russia : Goalkeepers to watch this summer

With only a few weeks to go until the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off, we take a look at the best-ranked nations on the planet, and how their ‘keepers stack up.

FIFA Ranking: 5

With an array of forward talent and Messi under pressure to deliver a World Cup in what will most probably be his last, coach Jorge Sampaoli will hope to have a reliable man in the sticks to produce the goods at the back.
Qualification wasn’t straight forward – a Messi hat-trick was needed in the final game to qualify – and a friendly against Spain (a 6-1 loss) would have alarm bells ringing. With the 2014 finalists having goalkeepers not featuring often for their respected clubs, they do still have some youth talent.

Sergio Romero, Manchester United

Age: 31
Club appearances 2017/18: 9
International caps: 94
Glove choice: SR 1

The 31-year-old has not made a single Premier League appearance this season and has been restricted to just nine games in both the FA and Carabao Cup. Currently back-up to Spanish star David De Gea, Romero wants to leave Manchester United and cement his place in Argentina’s World Cup line-up.
With the FA Cup final looming, it could be the perfect stage to showcase his talents and experience in front of a world-wide audience (estimated at being 88 million) – something he his arguably used to, as he was Argentina’s first choice throughout the World Cup in 2014 that saw them reach the final.


Willy Caballero, Chelsea

Age: 36
Club appearances 2017/18: 12
International caps: 2
Glove choice: HO Ikarus Roll/Negative Goalkeeper Gloves

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero joined Chelsea in July 2017 having been out of contract at Manchester City. He has a wealth of experience at the highest level, featuring frequently in European and cup competitions for three years at Manchester City.

He played his first Premier League game for Chelsea in January 2018, making an outstanding save from a Tomer Hemed header in a 4-0 win at Brighton.
Having been called up to the Argentina squad in March 2018, Caballero then made his debut for the national side at the age of 36 in a 2-0 friendly win over Italy. As well as keeping a clean sheet, the Chelsea ‘keeper performed well throughout and made a number of impressive saves.


Gerónimo Rulli, Real Sociedad

Age: 25
Club appearances 2017/18: 22
International caps: 0
Glove choice: Adidas Predator Pro Goalkeeper Gloves

It’s not just the fact he sometimes opts for trousers instead of shorts that makes Real Sociedad’s Gerónimo Rulli something special. At just 22 years of age Rulli was called up to the Argentina side and has been hailed as the only real goalkeeping talent to be produced in the country since Ubaldo Fillol – the man between the sticks when they last won the World Cup in 1978.
Signed by Manchester City in 2016, he quickly realised if he was to have any chance of fulfilling his potential then he would need to secure first-team appearances, and quickly secured a move to Spain. Since then he has gone from strength-to-strength and has Liverpool, Napoli and even old club Manchester City interested in his services.





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adidas honour a true goalkeeper great with latest release

The latest drop from adidas has caught the eye of the goalkeeper world. a Man not so widely known to the younger generation but the older members of the “Goalkeeper Union” will know all about the man known as the “BLACK SPIDER”

Regarded by many as the best keeper of all time, Yashin , won the Ballon d’Or in 1963 and remains the only shot stopper in history to ever receive it….let’s take that in for a second, the likes of Oliver Khan, Iker Casillas, Manuel Neuer, Gigi Buffon have not come close to winning one of the most prestigious awards in world football but the Russian legend has.

adidas PREDATOR Lev Jaschinadidas PREDATOR Lev Jaschinadidas are celebrating the legacy of Lev Yashin with a special-edition Predator 18 glove. These gloves really are a special-edition, featuring contrast backhands, the right hand sports the adidas iconic logo, yet the left glove features Yashin’s squad number, of course its number 1. To add to that the famous Ballon d’Or win is inscripted on the backhand of both gloves along with the last finishing touch Yashin’s signature is added to the wristband.

A true old school feel to the new updated Predator range from adidas with the adidas PREDATOR Lev Jaschin Goalkeeper Gloves, a fantastic collector’s item for any goalkeeper enthusiast but these gloves are not just for looking at. They feature the latest in glove technology with the all new adidas exclusive KNITTED CONSTRUCTION to offer an incredible tapered fit for the best range of movement, not to mention the SILICONE PUNCH ZONE, this light yet abrasive surface gives extra punching power.

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Virgil Abloh Creates Stunning Custom Off-White™ Nike Mercurial Touch Goalkeeper Gloves

In the fashion world Virgil Abloh is widely known and highly regarded, he will not be a recognisable name in the goalkeeper world…but he may be now!

Abloh is an architect, designer and creative director for Kanye West and has recently started his artistic director of menswear gig over at Louis Vuitton; the designer is still keeping busy with his Off-White™ label.

Taking to social media over the weekend, Abloh revealed a set of custom Off-White™ x Nike Goalkeeper Mercurial Touch gloves, the first-ever goalkeeper gloves created in collaboration between the duo. The gloves were created and sent to England goalkeepers Joe Hart of West Ham United and Jordan Pickford of Everton.

The mostly white gloves have been decorated with orange cuffs and Off-White™’s signature design elements from a “LOGO” over the top of the hand, an X-covered palm, and stamp-text branding along the first finger. In addition to the printed branding, the gloves also feature handwritten elements such as “HART” and “PICKFORD” along with their player number and the year. Next to the gloves, a small note confirming the name and hand size of the goalkeeper can be seen.

The Goalkeeper world is buzzing with Nike Mercurial Touch fever with lots of speculation over colourways, price, tech spec etc….the gloves still are not available to purchase anywhere in the world yet! could these stunning Off-White™ gloves be a a possible World Cup edition. It is also not known yet if Joe Hart or Jordan Pickford will wear the gloves.


Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary hoping for World Cup history

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, who at 45 could become the oldest man to play at a World Cup, says he hopes his story inspires others to follow their dreams.

El-Hadary is desperate to make Egypt’s squad for Russia where he hopes to make his World Cup debut.

“I’m very happy to play at the World Cup, and that is a message to all footballers and others around the world, that you should believe in your dreams and fight to make them come true,” El-Hadary told BBC Sport.

“My age is 45 years old, but for me, this is just a number on paper.

“I train hard every day, I don’t know what the word ‘impossible’ means. I will keep fighting until the World Cup to have the chance to play and defend my homeland colours,” he added.

Faryd MondragonFaryd Mondragon (pictured) of Colombia became the oldest man to play at the World Cup when he featured against Japan in Brazil in 2014 aged 43 years and 3 days.

El-Hadary, who currently plays for Al-Taawoun FC in the Saudi Professional League, says his late father’s memory is pushing him to break that record.

“My father who passed away told me that his dream is to watch me playing at a World Cup and I want to make my dad proud.

“I’ve won many titles, but I have not played at a World Cup and this is the dream I want to make true, that is my main objective.”
Egypt qualified for the World Cup thanks to a 95th minute penalty from Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in a 2-1 victory over Congo Brazzaville.

Egypt have been drawn in Group A for the World Cup where they will face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

“All the teams in our group are very strong. Saudi Arabia is an Arabic team and our matches with them will be very interesting, so it will not be easy.

“Russia will play in front of their fans and in their grounds, and when you talk about Uruguay you talk about an amazing team and big names like Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez, so it will not be easy at all.”

Article credit : BBC Sport Football


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