The baby faced Muslera just celebrated his 24th birthday. In goalkeeping years, he is a toddler when compared to some of the graybeards who still continue in his position. He had about a half dozen national caps for the Charruas but for those who follow the Serie, his performances for Lazio have been nothing short of phenomenal.
He has continued that form in this World Cup keeping clean sheets during the group stage conceding just the one goal to the South Koreans in the Group of 16. Today, he fell prey to Sulley Muntari’s long range bomb.
Muslera, however came up big in the biggest moment in his country’s World Cup history since 1970, as time stood still in Montevideo – by stopping John Mensah and Dominic Adiyiah in today’s penalty shootout. Both Ghanaian’s might be guilty of not making better shots but Muslera showed enough composure and anticipation to pull of those saves under tremendous pressure.