The wily 38-year-old saved 58 per cent of all Spanish shots to help his side to a 26-22 win to secure a place in the final against Qatar.
Omeyer's trophy cabinet is already stuffed full of silverware - he is twice a world champion, three-times a European champion, twice an Olympic champion, and has four Champions League titles and an IHF Super Globe title to his name - but he stands to add to that bulging collection if France can topple the tournament hosts on Sunday.
“Thierry is always hungry to win. He never missed any important appointment, which means that he shows his best performances in crucial matches. Then he is simply unbeatable,” said Francois-Xavier Houlet, a former national team-mate of Omeyer.
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Omeyer himself said: "I hate to lose. The only one who is allowed to beat me is my daughter Manon, when we play cards. I love those big games. I love when it counts."
France have never lost a final when Omeyer has been in between the sticks, although he has always been quick to stress the importance of his team-mates.
"We have the best defence in the world, I can fully rely on them as they can fully rely on me. It is the cooperation of goalkeeper and defence, which makes us so strong.
“All those trophies are in a pasteboard. I am not the guy who must see them every day. If you just focus on those trophies you have won already, you lose the hunger for more.
“But I am still hungry for every new trophy, regardless how often I had won it. When I have ended my career I’ll have a lot of time to look at them.”
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