2022 World Cup goalkeeper power rankings: Matchday 2

Finley Crebolder
The keeper of the tournament so far?
The keeper of the tournament so far? / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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To have a good World Cup campaign, you need to have a good goalkeeper, and plenty are impressing between the sticks in Qatar.

Here are our top 10 stoppers after the first two rounds of group stage fixtures.


10. Keylor Navas (Costa Rica, new entry)

Keylor Navas
Navas kept Japan out / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Navas turned back the clock against Japan, reminding us all of his World Cup heroics in 2014 with some top saves.

He only comes in at the bottom of this list though as he conceded a modest seven in his first match.


9. Shuichi Gonda (Japan, down 8)

Shuichi Gonda
Gonda went from hero to zero / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

After a stunning performance against Germany, Gonda plummets down our order as he should have done a lot better for the goal that lost his nation the match against Costa Rica.


8. Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico, down 4)

Guillermo Ochoa
Ochoa loves a World Cup / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Ochoa followed up a strong performance against Poland with a less impressive one against Argentina, failing to make a single save. To be fair to him though, both goals were excellent strikes.


7. Matt Turner (USA, new entry)

Matt Turner
Turner has been steady for the USMNT / John Dorton/ISI Photos/GettyImages

He hasn't been spectacular, but Turner is quietly having a good tournament for the US. The Arsenal man made a few good saves to keep a clean sheet against England and was solid against Wales too.


6. Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia, up 4)

Vanja Milinkovic-Savic
Milinkovic-Savic has had a busy tournament / Stu Forster/GettyImages

He may have conceded three, but Milinkovic-Savic also made five saves against Cameroon, three from close range, to ensure his team at least got a point.


5. Unai Simon (Spain, new entry)

Unai Simon
Spain v Germany: Group E - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / Richard Sellers/GettyImages

After a quiet day at the office against Costa Rica, Simon was called into action against Germany and did well, making a crucial save when one-on-one with Jamal Musiala as well as a few others.


4. Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark, new entry)

Kasper Schmeichel
Schmeichel has made some big saves / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

After making one of the saves of the tournament against Tunisia to earn Denmark a point, Schmeichel did his best to get them another against France, stopping four efforts.


3. Andries Noppert (Netherlands, up 2)

Andries Noppert
Noppert made the dream debut / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/GettyImages

After an excellent international debut on the biggest stage, Noppert made some more good saves against Ecuador and was unfortunate that the rebound was turned in from maybe the best of them.


2. Yann Sommer (Switzerland, up 1)

Yann Sommer
Sommer is looking good / Fantasista/GettyImages

After a Man of the Match performance against Cameroon, Sommer was good against Brazil too, doing everything he could to keep the game goalless for 83 minutes.


1. Wojciech Szczesny (Poland, up 8)

Wojciech Szczesny, Jakub Kiwior, Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Arkadiusz Milik, Przemysław Frankowski
Szczesny was Poland's hero / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Szczesny made the save of the tournament against Saudi Arabia, and it came immediately after he saved a penalty. For that double stop alone, top spot is his.

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