Here is the last 11 of the Blues without Antoine Griezmann!


By: Manu Tournoux

We have to go back to June 2017 to find traces of a French team match without Antoine Griezmann.

The information had the effect of a small bombshell at the start of the week: the France team will have to do without Antoine Griezmann. Personification of the Deschamps era, number 7 of the Blues is an irreplaceable player according to his coach.

And for good reason, Antoine Griezmann has broken a fabulous longevity record by making 84 selections in a row. We therefore have to go back to June 2017 to find any trace of a French selection match without its technical leader at kick-off.

France-England or the advent of the Mbappé-Dembélé duo

This meeting remains in people's minds since it was a particularly successful friendly match, in which Didier Deschamps' men defeated England with a score of 3-2. On June 13, 2017, these new look Blues were organized in a 4-4-2 system.

In front of Hugo Lloris, the Varane-Umtiti hinge of the 2018 World Cup was making its mark, with Djibril Sidibé and Benjamin Mendy, then very popular with AS Monaco, on the sides. the Pogba-Kanté tandem burst the screen in midfield, while the offensive animation was carried by a breath of fresh air. Around the eternal Olivier Giroud, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembélé and a certain Kylian Mbappé delighted the spectators. The two current PSG attackers had been particularly prominent.

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