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Scintillating saves rival glorious goals at World Cup

By chinadaily.com.cn

Magic moments at the World Cup are not limited to spectacular goals. There are also some amazing saves made by goalkeepers. Among the eight matches of the round of 16, five went to extra time and two to penalties. Let's take a look at goalkeepers sharing the limelight with the goals scorers.

Scintillating saves rival glorious goals at World Cup

The United States' Tim Howard blocks an effort from Belgium's Vincent Kompany, one of a World Cup record 16 shots he saved at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, July 1, 2014. Howard's 16 saves in the 2-1 loss were the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started tracking the statistic in 2002. Belgium finally won in extra time. (Photo / IC)

Scintillating saves rival glorious goals at World Cup

Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa blocks a shot from the Netherlands' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 29, 2014. The Mexican goalkeeper stole the limelight with a series of blinding saves in the goalless draw with Brazil to boost hopes his team can advance to the knock-out stages. He saved all-together 14 shots from Brazilians including Paulinho, Neymar and Thiago Silva to make Mexico through. (Photo / IC)

Scintillating saves rival glorious goals at World Cup

Nigeria's Vincent Enyeama deflects a shot by France's Karim Benzema at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, June 30, 2014. For all his great saves, Enyeama will likely be remembered for his 79th minute error against the French which was compounded by an injury time own goal in a 2-0 defeat. He kept clean sheets against Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the group stage, with the only goals he conceded coming against a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina in a 3-2 defeat. (Photo / IC)

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