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Australia’s goalkeeper, known for being a “dancer”: his strategy for saving penalties

Andrew Redmayne is a character that doesn’t go unnoticed. With this is a charisma built on bearing, form and character. 1.94 m tall, with prominent beard the dancing archer has a Australia for heroic performance in the repechage against Peru, which allowed the Marine team to qualify qatar world cup 2022 And now think about going up against Argentina in the last 16.

He is loved in his country as much as he is rejected by those who prefer more traditional ways of playing football. It is that the goalkeeper had a special style to distract his rivals and it paid off against the Peruvians. Of the five penalties taken in that match in Qatar on 13 June, Luis Advincula’s shot hit the right post, and The last shot, from Alex Varela, was left in his hands.

Redmayne is not the starting goalkeeper, Rather, it is the weapon that Australian coach Graham Arnold has against a final definition with a kick from the penalty mark. This is not a novelty; In fact, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Louis van Gaal sent Tim Krul off the field a minute before the end of the match against Costa Rica in the quarter-finals so that he could save a penalty. And the strategy worked for him: The Dutchman was the hero that night. But the Australian is different because of his histrionics.

Andrew Redmayne and a way to annoy rivals

The method used by Andrew Redmayne against the team then directed by Ricardo Gareca had already given them results. For example, in the final of the 2019 Australian tournament, when Sydney FC beat Perth Glory 4–1 on penalties, it used He repeated the dance and saved two shots.

Thus Australia secured their qualification for the World Cup in Qatar with Andrew Redmayne as a figurehead.

,It’s a way that the opponent doesn’t know where I’m going to throw myself and I want them to be nervous, that the bow is smaller than it actually is. It doesn’t always work for me, but this time it allowed me to save two shots”, explained the goalkeeper.

With this scenario, it would not be strange If in the hypothetical case that Argentina and Australia should define passage through penalty kicks in the quarter-finals, Graham Arnold sent him back in goal to repeat the dance.

High percentage of fines saved

The position of the goalkeeper is strange: he is very loved in his country, everyone recognizes him, but He has played only two matches for the Australian national team, In fact, most matches played in football were in youth team jerseys.

Redmayne Is Also A Highlight In Training In Australia.  Reuters/John Sibley

Redmayne is also a highlight in training in Australia. By Reuters/John Sibley: reuters

In fact, he has also played two matches in the Under-23 side and has accumulated 25 matches in the Under-20 side. In-spite of this, The percentage of saved penalties is high: with four shots out of 19 executions.

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Also, beyond the games played, without a doubt his intervention in the match against Peru will always be remembered, as he allowed Australia will be in contention for the fifth consecutive and sixth World Cup in their historyGermany since Ocean’s first participation in 1974.

When Redmayne almost went to Arsenal

Redmayne’s playing career may have taken a leap in 2005 when, at the age of 16, he was invited to England for a trial at Arsenal. and, although he left a good image and the signing was likely to be finalised, the London club In the end, they settled on Polish Wojciech Szczecny, the same one who saved a penalty from Lionel Messi this Wednesday.

Although He Is An Idol In His Country, He Has Only Saved Three Games In The National Team.  (Photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed).

Although he is an idol in his country, he has only saved three games in the national team. (Photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohamed) By: reuters

The Australian goalkeeper was seen defending the colors of the New South Wales Institute of Sport in a friendly against the Gunners youth team. A goalless draw saw him recalled for the UK trial. Over time and far from complaining, the goalkeeper fondly recalls that situation: “After that experience I became an Arsenal fan.”

Born on 13 January 1989, Andrew Redmayne plays save for Sydney FC in the Australian League and has always played in his country’s football. He made his debut at AIS, then went through Central Coast, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne City, Western Sydney and is now the Sydney team’s goalie.

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A surf lover, he has only played three games with the Australian team, including the one against Peru. His biggest journey was in the youth, two games in the sub 23s and 25 in the sub 20s.

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