Best goalkeepers of the World Cup

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From Guillermo Ochoa's heroic stand against Brazil to Tim Krul's penalty saves for the Netherlands against Costa Rica, goalkeepers have been making a huge difference at the 2014 World Cup. We take a look at 10 shot-stoppers who've most distinguished themselves in Brazil this summer.
-Alex Baker, Yahoo Sports

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Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina dives trying to stop a fee kick goal by Brazil's David Luiz during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina dives trying to stop a fee kick goal by Brazil's David Luiz during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014
Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina dives trying to stop a fee kick goal by Brazil's David Luiz during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, right, punches the ball as teammate Olivier Giroud, left, grabs Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie's jersey during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, right, punches the ball as teammate Olivier Giroud, left, grabs Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie's jersey during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, right, punches the ball as teammate Olivier Giroud, left, grabs Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie's jersey during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar celebrates after David Luiz scored his side's second goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar celebrates after David Luiz scored his side's second goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014
Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar celebrates after David Luiz scored his side's second goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BYLINE - Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois greets fans at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina won 1-0. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BYLINE - Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois greets fans at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina won 1-0
CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BYLINE - Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois greets fans at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina won 1-0. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama makes a save from France's Karim Benzema during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama makes a save from France's Karim Benzema during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014
Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama makes a save from France's Karim Benzema during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes a save during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014 (AFP Photo/Christophe Simon )
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes a save during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes a save during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014 (AFP Photo/Christophe Simon )
Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives trying to save a penalty kick during penalty kicks at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands won 4-3 on penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives trying to save a penalty kick during penalty kicks at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands won 4-3 on penalty kicks
Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives trying to save a penalty kick during penalty kicks at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands won 4-3 on penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves a penalty during the shoot-out in the World Cup quarter-final against Costa Rica in Salvador, on July 5, 2014 (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen)
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves a penalty during the shoot-out in the World Cup quarter-final against Costa Rica in Salvador, on July 5, 2014
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves a penalty during the shoot-out in the World Cup quarter-final against Costa Rica in Salvador, on July 5, 2014 (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa waves to fans after the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa waves to fans after the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa waves to fans after the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
US goalkeeper Tim Howard rolls the ball out during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)
US goalkeeper Tim Howard rolls the ball out during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup
US goalkeeper Tim Howard rolls the ball out during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)

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