WORLD CUP 2018

De Gea makes his first save of 2018 World Cup against Morocco

Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa leads the way in the ranking published by Fifa on its official website, with Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel second.
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De Gea makes his first save of 2018 World Cup against Morocco
MARIANA BAZO REUTERS

Coming into this evening's match against Morocco, David de Gea was the only goalkeeper out of the 33 to have played at the 2018 World Cup so far who hadn't yet made a single save, according to statistics provided by Fifa on its official website. The Spain custodian was conspicuous by his absence from the ranking compiled by world football's governing body, which Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa currently leads with 14.

However, after conceding Spain's opening goal after 14 minutes, De Gea finally got on the save sheet, standing up well to Boutaib who was through again one on one and could only find the keeper's chest.

Conceded three in Spain's World Cup opener against Portugal

De Gea looks on during the World Cup Group Bl match between Iran and Spain.

De Gea was badly at fault for Portugal's second goal - letting a Cristiano Ronaldo shot slip through his fingers - as Spain conceded three to the European champions in a thrilling draw in the sides' Group B opener just over a week ago. He then kept a clean sheet in La Roja's 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday, but it was a shut-out aided by the Asians' failure to muster a shot on target.

Muslera, Subasic the only keepers with 100% save rate

Ochoa is followed in Fifa's standings by Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, who has made 10 saves, while Costa Rica's Keylor Navas, Australia's Mathew Ryan and Iceland's Hannes Halldorsson are joint third with nine each. Meanwhile, Fernando Muslera of Uruguay (six stops) and Danijel Subasic of Croatia (five) are the only keepers who have a 100% save rate in Russia.