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  • Updated: March 13, 2023

Emiliano Martinez's Gloves For World Cup Auctioned For $45k

Emiliano Martinez's Gloves For World Cup Auctioned For $45k

Emiliano Martinez

Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's gloves for the nail-biting penalty shootout against France at the Qatar World Cup 2022 final were auctioned for $45,000 to aid a children's cancer hospital.

On Friday, these gloves were auctioned off.

Emiliano Martinez With Golden Gloves

The Argentine Pediatric Foundation posted about the auction on Instagram, mentioning the Garrahan Hospital's oncology ward, which is the primary pediatric hospital in Argentina.

The auction was held online on Friday, and Martinez participated via video link from his home in England, where he plays for Aston Villa.

The former Arsenal man wore these gloves during the penalty shootout against France, which Argentina won 4-2, granting Lionel Messi's team the championship after drawing the match 3-3 in extra time.

During the event, Martinez said that he didn't hesitate to donate the World Cup gloves when given the opportunity to do so.

He added that it's a good cause for the boys.

Martinez had also autographed the gloves' inside while announcing the donation in February.

He stated that while the World Cup finals are not played every day and the gloves are special, they can help a child much more than they can hang on his wall.

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