World Cup 2022

Video: Emi Martinez leads Argentina players in chant at Kylian Mbappe’s expense after World Cup win


Footage of Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squad poking collective fun at France star Kylian Mbappe has come to the fore late on Sunday.

Argentina, of course, are fresh off etching their names indellibly into the history books of world football a short time ago.

After navigating their way to the tournament showpiece courtesy of five wins on the trot, the Albiceleste were tasked with a meeting with reigning champions France, amid the country’s ongoing bid to secure a first World Cup trophy since all the way back in 1986.

And, when all was said and done, get the better of France is precisely what the South American heavyweights went on to do.

After the two sides shared six goals across a pulsating 120 minutes of action, the clash was sent to a penalty shootout, from which Argentina held their nerve, converting on four straight occasions to spark chaotic celebrations across the Lusail Stadium.

On the back of a breathless night in Qatar coming to a close, it should, in turn, come as little surprise to hear of Lionel Scaloni’s troops letting loose in the dressing room post-match.

As alluded to above, though, at one point, such celebrations came at the expense of none other than Kylian Mbappe.

As showcased in the footage below, whilst dancing and singing alongside his teammates, Emiliano Martinez made use of the opportunity to aim a dig at hitman Mbappe, who notched a hat-trick en route to defeat on Sunday.

The moment in question came upon Aston Villa’s no.1 bringing a momentary halt to proceedings, before a cry of ‘a moment of silence for Mbappe’ (in Spanish) kicked the gleeful scene back into gear:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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