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The Flying Goalies of the World Cup

These world-class keepers aren't afraid to lay it on the line.

Diving saves are among the most dramatic plays in soccer. Lightning-quick reactions and sidelong leaps, flailing feet and outstretched hands — even failed attempts can make for arresting photographs.

SO CLOSE DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images SO CLOSE A Croatian shot slips by Argentina's Willy Caballero on June 21, 2018. A DIVE AND A MISS ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images A DIVE AND A MISS Mid-leap, France's Hugo Lloris watches Argentina's shot find the net on June 30, 2018.

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KEEP IT CASUAL DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images KEEP IT CASUAL Swiss goalie Yann Sommer controls the ball in Switzerland's match against Costa Rica on June 27, 2018. SO CLOSE, AND YET SO FAR -/AFP/Getty Images SO CLOSE, AND YET SO FAR Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel can't reach this French shot on June 26, 2018.
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ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images LEAPFROG MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images LEAPFROG Brazil's Alisson dives over Mexican forward Javier Hernández. REACHING OUT MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images REACHING OUT Costa Rica's Keylor Navas makes a heroic effort against Serbia on June 17, 2018. OUT OF REACH JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images OUT OF REACH Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa can't stop this Swedish penalty kick on June 27, 2018. GET THERE CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images GET THERE Nigeria's Francis Uzoho gives it his all against Argentina on June 26, 2018. DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD England's Jordan Pickford dives for the ball against Belgium on June 28, 2018.
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ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images STRETCH NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images STRETCH Uruguay gets one past Portugal's Rui Patricio on June 30, 2018. LONG ARM PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images LONG ARM Japan's Eiji Kawashima makes an incredible save against Poland on June 28, 2018. JUMP BALL FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images JUMP BALL Colombia's David Ospina goes up for it against England on July 3, 2018. TAKING FLIGHT PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images TAKING FLIGHT Sweden's Robin Olsen gets airborne against Sweden on July 3, 2018.


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