FOOTBALL – Croatian hero: a minister’s son who dreams of becoming an ambassador and a penalty killer (Croatia)

After three saves within the sport towards Japan, within the spherical of 16 World Cup in Qatar, one other superb efficiency in defending the shot from 11 meters within the choice, permitting Croatia to qualify for the semi-finals at its price. the Brazilian, this Friday, centered the world’s consideration on Dominik Livakovic.

The 27-12 months-previous Croatian participant from Dinamo Zagreb follows within the footsteps and shines from 11 meters as his set-up, Danijel Subasic, did on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, taking the choice of the ‘humorous shirt’ in crimson. and white squares within the Balkans, runners 4 years in the past, for the second consecutive version of the competitors led by Zlatko Dalic – the third total within the historical past of the nation, and France-1998, the place he was third – to succeed in not less than. ‘socks’ … for now.

Four years in the past, on the 2018 World Cup, Subasic, who is now 38 years previous, was the champion of Croatia within the sixteenth shootout, towards Denmark, after 1-1 in 90′ ​​and 120′: 3. -2 to Croatia. And quickly, within the quarterfinals, the host, Russia, additionally fell to 11 meters: after 2-2 in 120 minutes, 4-3 to Croatia on penalties … and “half”.

Now, it’s Dominik Livakovic who is warning the specialists in regards to the choices which are nonetheless within the competitors and the dream of lifting the trophy at 18 in Doha that it’s harmful to get him at a time when the choice has a massive penalty, as we have now seen on this. day, towards Brazil, dedicated to the pure and pure “big” within the aim of Croatia,

What they might not bear in mind is the engaging story of the brand new picture of the nation of Prosinecki, Suker, Boban and Modric: ‘Liva’ is the son of a former minister and the thoughts, guided by his father, and following a diplomatic profession.

Student Dominik enrolled at a college in his residence nation to pursue a diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations. It isn’t a surprise that a lengthy life in schooling is a household DNA and couldn’t escape tragedy: one of the grandparents was a physician, one of the grandparents was an English trainer, along with the daddy, and a Civil Engineer, having beforehand been the ruler of the nation (Minister of Construction).

The work of the worldwide sport is the fits and relationships which are making an attempt to create a bond between the nations which have put, for now, the remaining of the World Cup, by which, at this time, by defending the shot of Rodrygo and later he noticed Marquinhos hitting the cross, he helped. the tip of the 5-time world champion of Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002) the dream of reaching the ‘hexa’ he dreams of.

“I wish to thank all of the Croatian followers who got here right here. They supported us tirelessly in all of the video games and penalties. We will go sport by sport and see how we are able to proceed. Now we have now confronted issues, we have now confronted them earlier than. And we managed to get out of a troublesome time [estiveram a perder 0-1, o 1-1 foi obra de Petkovic aos 117’]», he informed the journalists who, unsurprisingly, was chosen because the Best of the Match (MVP) on this ‘quarter’ sport, talked about by

Born in Zadar, ‘Liva’ divided himself, as a teenager, between soccer and basketball, however the sport of the king, with Dinamo Zagreb, spoke loudly to these who in 2018 had been shaken, within the Croatian bench, by Subasic’s protection – as a result of. who was his alternate accomplice on the time – and now he’s the brand new Croatian nationwide champion.

Subasic who, in 2018, saved three penalties within the ‘eighth’ match towards Denmark, which equates to 12 years… he did the identical towards England.

In phrases of the quantity of penalties saved solely within the ultimate World Cups – not with those who occurred within the 90′ ​​​​or 120′ of the sport -, now there are 4 ‘massive monsters’ that enhance the ‘poker’ of saves (4), one of them a pioneer , and twice.

They are German Harald Schumacher (Spain-1982 and Mexico-1986), Argentine Sergio Goycochea (Italy-1990) and Croatians Danijel Subasic (Russia-2018) and Dominik Livakovic (Qatar-2022), and ‘Liva’, nonetheless has two video games on this 2022 World Cup, he’s the one one who can qualify for the ‘full hand’ till the 18th this month… main among the many well-known. International Relations programs and discussions can wait, as a result of the aim is a particular profession.


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