KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30:  Hugo Lloris of France looks dejected after conceding Argentina's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Oops, I Did it Again: Ranking 7 of Hugo Lloris' Biggest Goalkeeping Gaffes

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a world class talent. He has made some truly magnificent saves for club and country over the years, culminating in his talents being duly rewarded with a historic World Cup win this past summer.


He does however, have an error or two in him. And whilst his reputation as a superb shot stopper remains untainted, it's his decision-making that often leaves pundits and spectators puzzled by what he's occasionally thinking.


Here, we take a look at seven of his biggest goalkeeping nightmares - so look away Spurs fans while you still can.

7. Morata the Beneficiary as Lloris Flaps at Simple Cross

The first entry on our list actually comes from a fixture that Tottenham ended up winning against Chelsea - ending their 28-year winless streak at Stamford Bridge in the process.


The game didn't start off too well for Spurs though, when half an hour in, Lloris made a desperate attempt to claw away Victor Moses' right wing cross. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, he got nowhere near it and Alvaro Morata rose highest to nod home for the hosts.


Spurs would fight back and win the game 3-1 - sparing Lloris' blushes in the process.

6. Swipe at Fresh Air Allows Diouf to Equalise

In another disastrous moment, that would ultimately go unpunished, Lloris charged out of his goal to attempt a clearance downfield against Stoke.


Put under pressure by the Potters' Mame Biram Diouf, Lloris instead cannoned into the frontman, allowing the ball to spill free into the penalty area. Diouf would react quickest to draw the home side level, but once more, Lloris' blushes would be spared.


Christian Eriksen would be the man to rescue his keeper - scoring his second goal of the afternoon to wrap up all three points.

5. Near Post Blunder Hands Chelsea Late Win

Spurs fans won't be too keen to remember this particular Lloris error, as it ended up costing them the game against Chelsea at Wembley last season.


Marcos Alonso had already scored a wonderful free-kick in the first half, but approaching the last five minutes, the 'home' side found themselves on level terms. The Blues were not to be denied though, and Alonso, who has developed quite a reputation for goalscoring, was the beneficiary of another Lloris blunder.


The Spaniard's low drive was struck well, but directed towards the near post. Lloris somehow allowed the ball to arrow under his body however, condemning Spurs to a 2-1 defeat.

4. Diving Header Disaster Allows Sane to Nip In

Most of Lloris' problems seem to stem from having too much time to think about what he's going to do.


Another momentary absence of his usual brain functionality caused Lloris to come flying out of his goal when Spurs travelled to take on Man City at the Etihad Stadium in January 2017. Leroy Sane would be the player presented with a late Christmas present, as Lloris' swan-like diving header failed to connect, leaving the Spurs keeper prone on the ground.


Sane couldn't believe his luck, and duly tucked the ball home into an empty net. Spurs would gain a share of the spoils however, thanks to Son-Heung Min and Dele Alli.

3. World Cup Whoopsie Gifts Mandzukic Final Consolation

Well, it didn't end up costing France in the end. But boy oh boy, what was Lloris thinking when he attempted to give Mario Mandzukic the slip on the biggest stage of all, the World Cup final?


The Spurs keeper was left red-faced as his attempted turn saw the Croatian striker stick out a leg and guide the ball away into the unguarded net. Lloris' reaction told the whole story, though he would end up having the last laugh by lifting the World Cup trophy.


Lucky boy.

2. Early Bout of Walkies Gifts Barça Decisive Early Lead

Now to the inspiration behind this delve into Hugo Lloris' showreel of moments to forget - his calamitous mistake against Barcelona in the Champions League.


The game was barely a minute old when Lloris, as he's become accustomed to doing, had a rush of blood to the head and came charging out for a ball that he had no right to go for. Lloris then watched on as horror as the ball was laid to Philippe Coutinho by marauding full-back Jordi Alba, with the former Liverpool star calmly firing home into a gaping net.


Not Lloris' finest moment and it would cost his side crucial momentum, and eventually the game - with Barça running out 4-2 winners.

1. Calamity Clearance Allows Sweden to Snatch Victory

Lloris' final calamity, and perhaps most infamous one, ended up costing France their World Cup qualifying game at Sweden last June.


The Spurs keeper probably did the right thing this time by coming out to clear the ball three minutes into injury time - but his execution was absolutely atrocious as he harmless scuffed the ball out as far as the halfway line.


Swedish forward Ola Toivonen was the grateful recipient of the ball, though he still had plenty to do. His execution however, unlike Lloris', was glorious. Weighting his effort at goal perfectly, he looped the ball back over a despairing Lloris, with the France captain looking on in horror as it found the corner of the net.


Red-faced and embarrassed, Lloris was solely to blame - and on this night he had nowhere to hide.