The two goalkeepers set to face off in the World Cup final have joined the Costa Rica hero on the shortlist, with Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa missing out
Manuel Neuer, Keylor Navas and Sergio Romero have been nominated for the Fifa Golden Glove, awarded to the best goalkeeper at the World Cup.
Neuer has started every game for finalists Germany, keeping a clean sheet on three occasions and impressing with his ‘sweeper keeper’ performance against Algeria in the round of 16.
Levante’s Navas kept two clean sheets in the group stages as Costa Rica topped Group D ahead of Uruguay, Italy and England, before saving a penalty in the last-16 shootout win over Greece and pulling off a number of saves in the quarter-final loss to Netherlands.
Romero managed four clean sheets during Argentina’s run to the final and stopped Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneidjer from the spot in the shootout victory over Netherlands in the semi-finals.
Guillermo Ochoa misses out despite consistently impressing during Mexico’s run to the knockout stages, while Tim Howard is also overlooked despite a record-breaking 16 saves during USA’s match against Belgium.
Fifa’s Technical Study Group, comprised of selected coaches and football analysts, will determine the winner after Sunday’s World Cup final.