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By Nicole Conlan
July 02, 2014

American keeper Tim Howard caught everyone's attention along with some soccer balls in yesterday's World Cup match against Belgium. His incredible saves were enough to earn him Man of the Match -- one of three ever awarded to a player on the losing team. So how do elite keepers train to make these kinds of saves? If you're Costa Rican futbol star Keylor Navas, you have professional tennis player Pablo Andujar (ranked 33 in the world) hit balls at you at 165 kilometers-per-hour.

The logic is sound -- if you can block a small ball traveling that fast, a big slow soccer ball should be a lot easier, right? Maybe next, Navas will defend against wrenches:

[101 Great Goals]

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