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Emiliano Martinez: After Pele, Maradona, Kolkata welcome yet another FIFA World Cup Winner, Argentina custodian Martinez to visit India in late June – Check Out

Emiliano Martinez: After Pele, Maradona, Kolkata welcome yet another FIFA World Cup Winner, Argentina custodian Martinez to visit India in late June – Check Out

Emiliano Martinez: Argentina’s FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is set to visit Kolkata for two days in late June or early July on a promotional visit. Satradu Dutta, who played an instrumental part in bringing football legends Pele and Diego Maradona to Kolkata, told PTI from London that the deal for the visit was […]

Emiliano Martinez: Argentina’s FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is set to visit Kolkata for two days in late June or early July on a promotional visit. Satradu Dutta, who played an instrumental part in bringing football legends Pele and Diego Maradona to Kolkata, told PTI from London that the deal for the visit was made on Friday. Follow Football LIVE News and Updates on InsideSport.IN

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Satradu Dutta on Emiliano Martinez Visit to India

“Tentative dates for the visit are June 20-21 or July 1-3. Everything has been signed and we will decide the exact dates in a day or two. Tomorrow, we will do a small photo shoot,” Dutta, a sports promoter and business consultant based in Kolkata, said.

“I am delighted that after much effort Martinez will visit Kolkata end of June. With all Argentina fans eagerly waiting, this will be something special for the City of Joy.”

Martinez played a major role in Argentina’s 2022 World Cup triumph in Doha under Lionel Messi’s captaincy. He saved two penalty shots against Netherlands in an ill-tempered quarterfinal match and did the same against France in the summit clash.

Emiliano Martinez: Satradu Dutta, who brought Pele and Diego Maradona said to bring Argentina’s FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to Kolkata

He also courted controversy with the manner of his celebration after lifting the trophy and the way he taunted France star Kylan Mbappe, with many criticising him for his “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.

The 30-year-old Martinez, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League, was named the best goalkeeper of the World Cup. He was also named for the same honour in 2021 Copa America, which Argentina won under Messi.

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