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Argentina goalkeeper’s gloves sold at auction for $45,000 to help the Children’s Cancer Hospital


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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.

“$45,000 for Depo gloves to help the Garahan children,” the Argentine Pediatric Foundation wrote on Instagram, referring to the oncology ward at 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.

“When they gave me the opportunity to present me with the World Cup gloves, I didn’t hesitate, this is a good cause for the boys,” the goalkeeper said during the event. He continued, “You don’t play the World Cup every day, (the gloves) are special. But they help a child more than I put them in a locker at my house.”

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