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Ballon D’or “On My Mind”, Says Griezmann After FIFA Snub

Atlético star Antoine Griezmann questions why he wasn’t voted in the world’s top three players by FIFA but hopes of winning the “more prestigious” Ballon d’Or. “It’s a prize from FIFA and it seems a pity that no World Cup winners were nominated,” Griezmann, who helped France to World Cup glory in Russia this summer, told Spanish sports daily AS. …

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Antoine Griezmann: I Deserve To Be On Ballon d’Or Podium

France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid. Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything. That year was agonising for the …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament, As Chosen By You

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia with the FIFA Golden Ball trophy and Kylian Mbappe of France with the silver ball trophy pose for photographers after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

We asked you to vote for your World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament, and the results are in. We whittled down all 736 players involved in Russia down to tjust a handful of nominees in each category, and you did the rest in a series of polls. While there were some landslides in terms of who made it in …

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Five Things We Learned From An Enthralling World Cup Final

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: France players celebrate with Didier Deschamps, Manager of France following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged as the 2018 World Cup winners in Moscow at the end of an eventful final against Croatia. Les Bleus could count themselves lucky to have been given the rub of the green with two decisions leading to goals in the first half, sandwiching a brilliant strike from Ivan Perisic to level the sides on the half-hour mark. France …

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Griezmann Accused Of Diving For Free Kick Leading To First French Goal

The biggest game in international football already has a controversial talking point. Favourites France are in action against a game Croatia side who have caused problems for Didier Deschamps men in the early going. The 18th minute saw French forward Antoine Greizmann seemingly brought down by Marcelo Brozovic around 30 yards away from the Croatian goal. But before Brozovic comes …

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Watch: Penalty Drama As France Take The Lead Against Argentina

With only 13 minutes on the clock, France have taken a 1-0 lead against Argentina in the first last-16 clash of this year’s World Cup.  At a raucous Kazan Arena, France have come flying out of the blocks and they almost took the lead in the opening 10 minutes when Antoine Griezmann smashed a freekick off the crossbar. Argentina then …

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Three Things We Learned From World Cup Day Eight

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Luka Modric of Croatia reacts as Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny NovgorodStadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Argentina are facing a humiliating first-round exit after a 3-0 mauling by Croatia which leaves Lionel Messi’s dream of finally lifting a major title in jeopardy. Inspired by midfield masterclasses from Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia joined France in sealing their place in the last 16 on Thursday after Les Bleus saw off a spirited Peru 1-0. Denmark remain …

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France And Germany Are Drowning In A Sea Of Individual Talent

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France and Germany are divided by their points total at this point of the World Cup, but are united by their abject opening performances. Unlike Didier Deschamps stuttering France side, Germany couldn’t rely on technology to bail them out of a display that will have many nervously looking at their betting slips and office sweepstakes. It should be remembered, of …

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Five Things We Learned From France’s Narrow Victory Over Australia

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L), France's midfielder Paul Pogba (C) and France's defender Adil Rami celebrate at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

France opened their 2018 World Cup campaign on Saturday morning against Australia – but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Euro 2016 finalists. The favourites of many to lift the trophy next month, Didier Deschamps’ failed to live up to that tag and, although they can be happy with the three points, the manner of their performance should worry manager …

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Griezmann The Central Striker As France Name Team To Face Australia

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - JUNE 12, 2018: Antoine Griezmann of the French national team during a training session at Istra's Glebovets Stadium chosen as their team base camp training site, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup scheduled to start on June 14. Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS (Photo by Mikhail TereshchenkoTASS via Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann has been named as the central striker in France’s starting lineup for their World Cup opener against Australia. One of the biggest challenges for Didier Deschamps this week was to figure out a system that allowed the likes of Griezmann and Paul Pogba to play their natural game while also maximising the effectiveness of the team as a …

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