Argentina’s World Cup heroes were back on the field for a friendly game against Panama, where they dazzled the 83,000 fans present at Estadio Mas Monumental in Buenos Aires. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez once again stole the show, posing with five Argentinian World Cup heroes as they mockingly showed off the World Cup trophies. After the game, Martínez celebrated his team’s victory with his legendary penis rejoicing, which was reminiscent of his infamous gesture during the World Cup final against France.
During the final, Martínez held his trophy for best goalkeeper of the tournament, the “Golden Glove,” in front of his penis and held it like a penis. Although this gesture shocked many viewers, Martínez explained that he did it because the French booed him, and he could not do anything about their arrogance.
Despite the controversy surrounding Martínez’s deeds, the Argentinian team was in high spirits during their game against Panama. Even before kickoff, the World Cup champions were welcomed onto the pitch with sky-blue censers and fireworks, bringing the players to tears. Lionel Messi scored his 800th goal in his professional career with a free kick in his parade discipline, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory over Panama.
Although Martínez’s penis celebration may have been a side issue during the Argentinian team’s post-World Cup party, it is a gesture that many people will not forget anytime soon. However, as the team continues to break records and support each other, the celebration will eventually become a mere footnote in the team’s history.