Lisandro Martinez and Cristian Romero celebrate their World Cup victory with Argentina by playing FIFA at 6am with sunglasses on – more than 12 hours after the World Cup final kicked off as celebrations continued into the night
Argentina spared no time in kicking off their celebrations after claiming their third World Cup title in dramatic fashion after Sunday’s tournament final went to penalties, with the jubilation continuing into the night.
But for defensive duo Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martínez, there was only one way to celebrate winning the greatest honor in professional football—putting on sunglasses and playing a game at 6am.
Penalty hero Emiliano Martinez posted a video of the pair — explaining that it’s 6 a.m. — as the two continue their celebrations, before the team heads home to Buenos Aires on Monday as the party continues with drums and cymbals. their plane.
Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Romero celebrated success in their 6am FIFA Match
The video posted by the Aston Villa keeper shows the Premier League duo concentrating intently on their computer game as Martinez explains the pair are still awake at the crack of dawn in Qatar.
Manchester United defender Martinez then turns to face the camera, showing off his sunglasses, and sings before returning his attention to the match.
Tottenham centre-back Romero – who was rated a 7/10 by L’Equipe for his performance in the final – didn’t take a single second off the TV screen.
The pair helped lead the Albiceleste to their third World Cup title on Sunday despite Martinez (left) being left on the bench as an unused substitute.
Romero starred for Argentina in Qatar, appearing in all seven matches for his country, appearing in all but one, as he held the fort for Argentina alongside powerhouse Nicolas Otamendi.
The duo played against each other in a reserve match in 2016
On the other hand, Martinez started only twice in the tournament, but he played five matches for Lionel Scaloni’s team, although he did not remain on the bench for Sunday’s final.
But despite getting less playing time on the field than the Premier League stars would have expected, they share a long history.
They met at an Argentine reserve club in 2016, with Martinez representing Newell’s Old Boys Reserves and Romero moving to Belgrano Reserves – quickly advancing six years later and sharing the biggest prize in football.
Although no one will long begrudge them for enjoying their victory over France on Sunday night, their clubs will hope to scale back those celebrations sometime in the near future.
Romero’s Tottenham return to Premier League action on Boxing Day, facing Brentford in the away London derby, before hosting Villa on New Year’s Day and traveling to Crystal Palace on January 4.
However, United will play an extra match in that period as they reached the last 16 of the Carabao Cup and will host Burnley in the Lancashire derby on December 21, before clashes with Nottingham Forest Wolves and Bournemouth.
Stars including Lionel Messi (left) and Ángel Di Maria posed with the trophy on board
Argentina’s World Cup winners rewrote the lyrics to their anthem “Muchachos” – complete with drums and cymbals – on a plane from Qatar while thousands of fans await them in Buenos Aires.
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