For once, Emiliano Martinez is talking about him without causing controversy. As relayed by our colleagues from RMC Sport, the Argentine goalkeeper offered at auction the gloves he wore during the final of the World Cup in Qatar. The pair autographed by the world champion flew Friday for $ 45,000, or about 42,000 euros.

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The auction took place in Argentina and the funds raised will be donated to the pediatric oncology department of a hospital in Buenos Aires. "When the Argentine Paediatric Foundation offered me to donate my World Cup gloves, I didn't hesitate," the Albiceleste doorman reportedly said, according to RMC. It's much more important to help a child than to have my gloves stored in a box at home. »

An exchange with fans

Emiliano Martinez took advantage of this sale to exchange with fans, by videoconference, says Le Figaro. His presence boosted participation in this online sale, which brought together 30,000 visitors.

The goalkeeper of Aston Villa (England) has multiplied the provocations after the victory of his team in the final of the World Cup, against the France. In particular, he had made an obscene gesture by receiving his FIFA Golden Glove trophy just after the match. Emiliano Martinez then mocked Kylian Mbappé several times.

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