Jordan Pickford was denied the World Cup Golden Glove despite conceding the most goals due to Arsene Wenger’s Fifa group

JORDAN PICKFORD was denied the World Cup Golden Glove award despite having the same number of clean sheets as winner Emiliano Martinez.

Both goalkeepers have kept three clean sheets during their time in Qatar.

Emiliano Martinez picked up the Golden Glove award at the World Cup

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Emiliano Martinez picked up the Golden Glove award at the World CupPhoto credit: Getty
And that despite Jordan Pickford having the same number of clean sheets

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And that despite Jordan Pickford having the same number of clean sheetsPhoto credit: Getty
A Fifa technical study group presented the award to Martinez

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A Fifa technical study group presented the award to MartinezPhoto credit: Rex

Pickford, 28, conceded in just two of his five games for England while Martinez, 30, kept three clean sheets in seven games for Argentina.

Martinez conceded more than double the amount of the Everton stopper but received the award after a review by Fifa’s Technical Study Group – led by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

With a tie-breaker in hand – with three goals conceded by Morocco’s Yassine Bounou – this year’s edition of the Golden Glove was discussed by the expert jury.

This included a number of ex-professionals and managers such as Jurgen Klinsmann, Alberto Zaccheroni, Cha Du-Ri, Sunday Oliseh, Faryd Mondragon and Pascal Zuberbuhler.

Additionally, the group was assisted by a team of analysts, data engineers, and scientists to make the best decision — which they felt Martinez was.

The Aston Villa keeper became his nation’s hero after a series of superb saves in the knockout stages and penalty shoot-out.

This included his enormous last-minute save to fend off Randal Kolo Muani in the final and take the game to penalties.

Martinez was slammed for his “despicable” behavior during the shooting – not that he cares as it helped Lionel Messi and co win a first World Cup since 1986.

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In the event that a tiebreak was required in previous editions, the award simply depends on a number of factors.

First, how far the goalkeeper had progressed in the tournament.

This would then be followed by the number of saves and minutes played.

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