There were 171 goals scored in the 2014 FIFA World Cup — the most ever.
Even though this year’s World Cup was so offensively oriented, it didn’t mean there weren’t a few great saves sprinkled in.
In fact, there were some remarkable ones that people will play in their heads for years to come.
The 171-goal total would have been much higher without incredible goalkeepers like Memo Ochoa and Tim Howard making sprawling saves.
Meanwhile, timely saves from guys like Keylor Navas of Costa Rica helped spark Cinderella runs and upsets for the ages.
Finally, acrobatic denials in tense penalty kick shootouts proved that making big saves has a strong mental component to it.