Dominik Livaković, the Croatian goalkeeper, has proved to be the European side’s hero in their FIFA World Cup quarterfinal clash against Brazil thus far. He has denied Neymar on four occasions in the match and has made more saves in the first 70 minutes of the match than Brazil’s Alisson has in the entire World Cup campaign thus far.

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Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livaković put up an impressive performance. Livaković has higher saves against Brazil (6) in this match, as of 70 minutes, than Brazilian Alisson Becker has in the entire 2022 FIFA World Cup so far (5). He has denied Neymar alone on four occasions till now in the match.

Josip Juranovic and Ivan Perisic closely missed converting Mario Pasalic’s cross, giving Luka Modric and his team a fine opportunity for a sparsely-involved opening period.

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During the scoreless first half of their World Cup quarterfinal at Education City Stadium, Croatia’s midfield specialists overcame Brazil commendably.

The Croatian goalkeeper, Dominik Livaković was named man of the match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup on 5 December 2022. He stopped three penalties in the shoot-out to advance his team to the quarter-finals.

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He followed his home countrymen Danijel Subasic and Ricardo as the third goalkeeper to make three saves in a World Cup shootout. Ricardo recorded this in 2006 and Subasic in 2018.

He was born on January 9, 1995, in Croatia to father Zdravko Livakovic and mother Manuela Skoblar. His father is a former state secretary in the Bozidar Kalmeta administration’s Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure. His maternal grandmother was an English teacher. His paternal grandfather was a radiologist. Dominik Livakovic plays for GNK Dinamo Zagreb FC of the Prva HNL and the Croatian national team.