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The mind-blowing stat behind the last three goalkeepers to lose a World Cup final

Croatia's Danijel Subasic could become the latest to join the list

A stat like this confirms the existence of the Illuminati. 

Croatia have relied somewhat on a bit of luck to get them to the World Cup final. We aren’t bitter though.

Luka Modric and co needed extra-time on three occasions against Denmark, Russia and England to reach the final, with all but the latter going to penalties.


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We are not worthy

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We are not worthy

Nevertheless, they generally have been very good, with Modric the standout player to nobody’s surprise.

Croatia however might be about to come unstuck at the final hurdle. It seems as though they have an unwelcome bit of history looming over them.

The last three goalkeepers to lose a World Cup final all have one thing in common, the fact that they were playing for Monaco at the time.

‘What has that got to do with Croatia’, I hear you ask. Well, it just so happens to be the club of Croatia’s current No1 Danijel Subasic.

He can’t even bare to watch

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He can’t even bare to watch

*Gulp.*

Should we just give France the World Cup now?

Fabian Barthez, Maarten Stekelenburg and Sergio Romero all missed their chance to become a world champion.


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The trio fell afoul of the Monaco curse and could Subasic follow suit against France?

Here’s a Fabian Barthez lookalike from 2002

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Here’s a Fabian Barthez lookalike from 2002

What a shame it would be if Croatia lost the final.

After all, they were so bloody magnanimous in victory against England, right?

The real Barthez. Not to be confused with the lookalike from earlier

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The real Barthez. Not to be confused with the lookalike from earlier

Maybe they should drop Subasic, just in case?

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