The gloves of Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano “Depo” Martinez, which he wore during the decisive penalty shootout in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup final against France, were sold at auction for forty-five thousand US dollars to help patients of the Children’s Cancer Hospital.
The Argentine Pediatric Foundation wrote on Instagram: $45,000 for Depo gloves to help Garahan children, referring to the oncology ward of Garahan Hospital, the main pediatric hospital in Argentina.
The auction was held on the Internet on Friday, and Martinez joined him via video from his home in England, where he plays with Aston Villa.
Argentina won the World Cup title for the third time in its history, by defeating France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 tie in a fiery match.
The goalkeeper said during the event: When they gave me the opportunity to present the World Cup gloves, I did not hesitate, this is a good cause for the boys. He continued: You don’t play the World Cup finals every day, (the gloves) are special. But it helps a kid more than I put it in a cupboard in my house.