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11:18 a.m., December 03, 2022modified to
2:54 p.m., December 03, 2022
If the first matches of the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup already start this Saturday, it is Sunday that France will face Poland. A meeting to follow from 3 p.m. in Europe 1 Sport. This match also marks Antoine Griezmann’s 71st consecutive selection for the Blues. A record, which he also owes to coach Didier Deschamps.
“I owe him everything in the France team”
“I believe that Vieira was 44 [sélections]. When we were in the 40th, we made a few calls to the coach to keep putting me on,” recalls Antoine Griezmann laughing. “But now it’s also the relationship I have with the team. ‘coach. I owe him a lot”, confides the player at the microphone of Europe 1. “It was he who called me and since then, we have not left each other. It’s a very good relationship and I owe him everything in the France team.”
The Atlético de Madrid striker intends to give his all on the pitch to honor his record and the confidence of Didier Deschamps. “I give everything for the shirt, for France but also for him. And every game, every action, it’s like a thank you that I send him and I try to do everything to make him proud of his number seven .”
The shadow of Hugo Lloris
But Antoine Griezmann is not the only one to break records during this World Cup in Qatar. The captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris, for his fourth participation in the competition, should equal on Sunday, the number of selections in Blue of Lilian Thuram. The two footballers will thus have been selected no less than 142 times during their career.
“We must congratulate him, for his longevity, his performances throughout his years within the France team, but also in the clubs where he has passed”, explains at the microphone of Europe 1, Wendy Renard. “Hugo Lloris has always been a regular goalkeeper, and it’s something to match Lilian Thuram,” she notes.
See you Sunday at 4 p.m. to admire the performance of the international players against the Poles.