Emiliano Martinez, who made waves with his shot-stopping skills during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and his celebratory antics after the tournament, is coming to India. The Argentinian goalkeeper will make a promotional visit to the center of Indian football, Calcutta, in late June or early July. Satradu Dutta once again plays a key role in bringing an international football figure to India.
Martinez met Satradu Dutta, who was instrumental in bringing soccer icons Pele and Diego Maradona to Kolkata and planned their promotional visit to the West Bengal capital. Pelé in the 1970s and Maradona in late 2008 visited the subcontinent and chose Calcutta as their destination. There are no international soccer matches in June. During that time, Martinez will travel to India and Kolkata.
“The tentative dates for the visit are June 20-21 or July 1-3. Everything is signed and we will decide the exact dates in one or two days. Tomorrow we will do a small photo session,” said Dutta, a promoter. sports. and a Kolkata-based business consultant, he said. “I am delighted that, after much effort, Martinez will visit Kolkata at the end of June. With all the Argentine fans eagerly awaiting, this will be something special for the City of Joy.” Dutta told PTI.
Emiliana Martínez, a well-known figure
Martínez was a vital component in Argentina’s victory at the World Cup in Doha in 2022, led by Lionel Messi. He saved two penalty kicks in a tough quarterfinal against the Netherlands, and did the same in the final against France. He also drew criticism for his post-trophy celebration and his taunting of Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, with many criticizing him for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.
Martinez, 30, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League, was crowned the best keeper of the World Cup. He was also nominated for the same award in the 2021 Copa América, which Argentina won under the direction of Lionel Messi. Pelé, Maradona, Dunga, Cafu and Lothar Matthaus are among the World Cup champions who visited Kolkata, but did so after withdrawing from the game. Martinez is the first soccer star to visit Kolkata immediately after their World Cup victory. The huge Argentinian fans in Kolkata eagerly await the arrival of the star of Messi’s team.
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