Argentina goalie auctions World Cup gloves to benefit cancer hospital

THE gloves worn by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez in the nail-biting penalty shootout with France at Qatar’s World Cup final last year were auctioned yesterday for US$45,000 (RM203,400) in aid of a children’s cancer hospital. 

“US$45,000 for the Dibu gloves to help the Garrahan boys!” the Argentine Paediatric Foundation said on Instagram, referring to the oncology ward of the Garrahan Hospital, the main paediatric hospital in Argentina.