Emiliano Martinez from runway to world champion in 4 years
- World Soccer Today -
Although the spotlight is directed towards Lionel Messi, who won the Qatar World Cup 2022 for the first time in his football career, everyone forgets the prominent and significant role played by Martinez in the journey of tango dancers towards winning the title for the third time in the history of the country of silver.
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the 2018 World Cup was present at the defeat against France, as evidenced by a picture taken with his brother Alejandro in the stands at the Kazan Arena, who promised to be in the goal within 4 years in Qatar.
Emiliano Martinez became a hero carried on the necks in his country after he wrote history for his country with his golden glove, as he blocked a single from Kolo Mwani, the French player, at a time when it was difficult to compensate if the ball passed into the goal, but the Argentine goalkeeper was on time and saved his goal from a goal that almost killed his ambitions. Tango dancers in the match and made a great save against Mwani in the 120 + 3 minute.
The Argentine octopus continued his brilliance in the match, by saving a penalty kick from France player Kingsley Coman, to give his comrades a comfortable lead, and Martinez was close to saving another penalty kick, which Tchwamini missed after he shot it outside the goal.
The octopus did not stop at that, as he made a single save from the Australian national team player, Garang Cole, who had a chance to equalize, but Martinez saved his goal with a wonderful save, to give his country qualification to the quarter-finals.
And before that, he shone in front of the Dutch mills, after he saved the first and second penalty kicks from the duo Virgil van Dyck and Stephen Bergwiss, to contribute significantly to continuing the journey towards the third title for tango dancers in their history in the World Cup.
It is worth noting that Martinez remained a reserve with the English club Arsenal, and moved to a loan period with Spanish Getafe, with whom he participated in 7 matches, then returned again to the London club, and was crowned the FA Cup title at the expense of Liverpool in 2020.
Martinez was born into a poor family in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, so that his father was crying because he could not pay the bills.