Wembley

Next Game

England v Lithuania

Friday, 27 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

Celtic Park

Last Game

Scotland 1 - 3 England

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 20:00

International Match

Van Dijk: Forster is top man

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk admits he will be stunned if team-mate Fraser Forster is not part of England's World Cup squad this summer.

Last Updated: 04/02/14 at 16:56 Post Comment

Virgil van Dijk: Is tipping Fraser Forster to shine in Brazil

Virgil van Dijk: Is tipping Fraser Forster to shine in Brazil

Forster broke Celtic's 92-year clean-sheet league record with his 11th successive shut-out in Sunday's 1-0 home victory over St Mirren.

And the former Newcastle goalkeeper has set his sights on another two milestones over the next few weeks.

This Saturday's Scottish Cup tie against Aberdeen affords him the chance to equal legendary Celtic keeper Charlie Shaw's record of 13 successive domestic clean-sheets which was set almost 100 years ago to the day.

Should he keep out the in-form Dons at Parkhead, Forster, known to Celtic fans as the 'Great Wall', will turn his attentions to Bobby Clark's league record of 1,155 minutes which the Aberdeen keeper set 44 years ago.

Forster, who was last beaten by Pittodrie midfielder Niall McGinn back in November, has 1,035 minutes to his name and his ultimate target is the 1,311 British record of former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

Speaking at a promotional event ahead of Saturday's game, Van Dijk, who has not given up hope of breaking into Holland's squad for Brazil, said: "Fraser is a phenomenal goalkeeper, one of the best in the world.

"Throughout this season he has shown he is a world-class goalkeeper and he has proved himself in the Champions League.

"I think he should go to the World Cup this summer and if I was the coach of England I would certainly put Fraser as my number one.

"However, I think the whole team should be proud of the record. The back four and Fraser have done a good job and we are very proud of that.

"It is not easy to be unbeaten for as many games as we have and hopefully we will be able to beat the record."

Check out if Forster can continue his record-breaking run when Celtic entertain Aberdeen this Saturday from 12.30pm live on Sky Sports 2

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

cant help but feel he has his face on inside out. I'm not a violent man but I don't think I would ever tire of punching it.

dryice
Chelsea reject blames fee

E

verytime I go into KFC I boooooooooooo Norman. Judas. It was the lure of the fresh hand wipes apparently.

cheshire-gooner
Cole explains Arsenal 'snub'

Y

ou probably find he was physically ill when he found out they werent paying him to come to the celebrations.

sodoff
Cole explains Arsenal 'snub'

Footer 365

Liverpool lose to Besiktas 5-4 on penalties after Turkish side win round-of-32 second leg 1-0

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League as Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty in a 5-4 shoot-out defeat by Besiktas.

Oldham 'would welcome Scholes'

Stand-in boss Dean Holden insists he would not be surprised if Oldham managed to lure Paul Scholes into management.

Chelsea announce huge shirt sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber

Chelsea have announced a new shirt sponsorship with Yokohama Rubber, reportedly worth £40m-a- year.

Mail Box

Greatest Spaniards And Arsenal Laughs

There's more debate on the greatest Spaniards in the afternoon mailbox, plus plenty more reaction to Arsenal's Champions League defeat.

Arsenal Mess It Up, As Inevitable As Ever

Unsurprisingly, there's a great deal of fall out after Arsenal's latest shambles against Monaco. Plus how Football365 went too early with the phrase 'peak Arsenal'...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company