Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez induced a stir together with his celebrations after profitable the Golden Glove award.
Having simply starred within the penalty shootout, Aston Villa’s goalkeeper held his Golden Glove trophy to his groin on the presentation podium. He raised eyebrows with Qatari officers standing close by after he positioned the trophy, a large gold hand, to his groin earlier than emphatically waving it up above his head through the post-match celebrations.
Emi Martìnez wins the golden glove.
After which does this with it. pic.twitter.com/Mt43auNBJX
— Gareth Davies (@GD10) December 18, 2022
Martinez made an enormous save within the last moments of extra-time to take the sport to spot-kicks after which proceeded to make the distinction within the shootout.
In a tense penalty shootout, Martinez was as soon as once more the hero for Argentina. Following on from his exceptional exploits within the quarter-final victory over Netherlands, the Aston Villa shot-stopper denied Kingsley Coman earlier than his thoughts video games had the specified have an effect on on younger midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who dragged his spot-kick extensive.
Martinez is an imposing 6-foot-4 goalkeeper with a persona to match his stature. The 30-year-old Aston Villa keeper made key saves in Argentina’s shootout win over the Netherlands within the quarterfinals and in final yr’s Copa America semifinals.