Antoine Griezmann

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FIFA Announce Three-Man Shortlist For Best Player Award

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Interesting move by FIFA who have named their contenders for The Best FIFA Football Awards™. The winners will be crowned in Zurich on 9 January 2017.

The three nominees are Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid) and Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona).

Ballon D’Or 2016 shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Jamie Vardy?

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has been nominated among 30 candidates for the Ballon d'Or. The only English player to make the Ballon d'Or 2016 shortlist, Vardy joins the likes of Cristiano...

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Antonie Griezmann opens up on Atletico Madrid future amid Man United interest

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Antonie Griezmann opens up on Atletico Madrid future amid Man United interest


French striker Antoine Griezmann has pledged his allegiance to Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone amid speculation surrounding a potential move to Manchester United next summer.

Griezmann's decision to part ways with his agent, electing instead to represent himself, served as a possible sign of the 25-year-old's desire to seek a move away from the Vicente Calderon.

€100m Manchester United transfer target hints at Premier League move

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The influx of world class superstars atManchester United is unlikely to end it seems, as France and Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann has probably hinted that he would fancy a move to Old Trafford in the future.

The 25-year-old signed acontract extension and a new deal will keep him with his current employers until the summer of 2021.

La Liga 2016/17 season preview: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid gear up for battle

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Another La Liga campaign gets underway this weekend with the top 20 clubs in Spanish football all looking to take the first step towards a memorable season. Over the last few years the El Clásico duo...

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Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Simeone and more

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Copa America favorites Argentina didn't need their biggest star in Monday's win over Chile, but the team's leading attacker appears to be on track to return forLa Albiceleste's next match.

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi will be ready for the squad's Group D meeting with Panama on June 10, barring a setback.

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Atletico seek Real revenge in last Calderon derby

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid for the last time in La Liga at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday with the pain of a second Champions League final defeat in three years to their city rivals still fresh in the memory.

However, both sides have been troubled by severe injury problems with Atletico's top scorer Antoine Griezmann and Real captain Sergio Ramos facing a race against time to be fit.

Atletico seek Real revenge in last Calderon derby

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid for the last time in La Liga at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday with the pain of a second Champions League final defeat in three years to their city rivals still fresh in the memory.

However, both sides have been troubled by severe injury problems with Atletico's top scorer Antoine Griezmann and Real captain Sergio Ramos facing a race against time to be fit.

Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Bayern wary of ‘extraordinary’ Griezmann in Atletico reunion

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Madrid (AFP) Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists the German champions must be on guard to stop Antoine Griezmann as they travel to face their Champions League conquerors last season in Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Griezmann ousted two German sides from semi-finals in recent months as his away goal sealed Atletico's path to the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw on aggregate in May and then scored twice as France dumped the world champions out of Euro 2016.

Bayern wary of ‘extraordinary’ Griezmann in Atletico reunion

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Madrid (AFP) Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists the German champions must be on guard to stop Antoine Griezmann as they travel to face their Champions League conquerors last season in Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Griezmann ousted two German sides from semi-finals in recent months as his away goal sealed Atletico's path to the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw on aggregate in May and then scored twice as France dumped the world champions out of Euro 2016.

Ronaldo nets five minutes into Real return

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a three-month injury layoff as Real Madrid continued their 100 percent start to the season with a 5-2 rout of Osasuna on Saturday.

Antoine Griezmann kick-started Atletico Madrid's La Liga campaign with two goals and an assist as a 4-0 hammering of Celta Vigo gave them a much-needed first win of the season.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Zidane, Simeone stick to Champions League script

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone kept to the script with no real surprises in their respective line-ups for the Champions League final at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

French striker Karim Benzema will spearhead the hosts' attack flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Welshman Gareth Bale, in front of a three-man midfield composed of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos.

Zidane, Simeone stick to Champions League script

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone kept to the script with no real surprises in their respective line-ups for the Champions League final at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

French striker Karim Benzema will spearhead the hosts' attack flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Welshman Gareth Bale, in front of a three-man midfield composed of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

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Antoine Griezmann, Is he the right man for Manchester United?

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Let's be honest here Manchester United's reported interest in Antoine Griezmann isn't really anything new. Rumours of interest from Old Trafford date back even to last summer, where it was reported United were keen on taking the Frenchman on board. As we head into the summer transfer window with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly already seemingly on board, Antoine Griezmann could be set to become Jose Mourinho's third signing at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Ronaldo, Bale and Griezmann vie for UEFA award

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Paris (AFP) The UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2016 is destined for Madrid after Real pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale plus Atletico's Antoine Griezmann were revealed as the three contenders Friday.

Bale led Wales on a wonderful run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals and also won the Champions League, and while Griezmann was a beaten finalist in both those tournaments he was however the top scorer at the Euros.

Ronaldo, Bale and Griezmann vie for UEFA award

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Paris (AFP) The UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2016 is destined for Madrid after Real pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale plus Atletico's Antoine Griezmann were revealed as the three contenders Friday.

Bale led Wales on a wonderful run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals and also won the Champions League, and while Griezmann was a beaten finalist in both those tournaments he was however the top scorer at the Euros.

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Portugal 1-0 France (aet) – Star names of the Euro 2016 final

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The dust has now settled on France 2016, and UEFA's European Championships will be mothballed until 2020. Eder was the final's unlikely hero, his injury time piledriver handing Portugal their first...

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Euro 2016: Scratch That, Antoine Griezmann Is Your Official UEFA Player Of The Tournament

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Remember what we said about Dimitri Payet being named Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016? Well, you can go ahead and forget it.

Turns out Pies, like several other sites, got all confuzzled by the same press statement emitted by UEFA in which they appeared to ordain Payet as their player of the tournament by way of finishing on top of their special 'performance barometer'.

Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet Named Player Of The Tournament After Finishing Top Of UEFA’s Stat Barometer

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Dimitri Payet has been named as the best player at Euro 2016 after finishing the tournament on top ofUEFA's 'player barometer', i.e, the aggregator they've usedto process performance statistics since day one.

Payet got off to a flying start be scoringthe winning goal for France in the opening match against Romania, scoring twice more in Les Bleus' run to the final.

4-2-3-1 vs Portugal: Arsenal duo to start for France, predicted lineups, live stream

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Sunday, 10th July 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: The Stade de France, Paris

Live Stream: Watch France vs Portugal online

Portugal have ridden their luck en-route to the Euro 2016 final.

Griezmann brace, Arsenal forward impresses in France 2-1 Ireland

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to move into the last eight of Euro 2016 on Sunday in Lyon.

France manager Didier Deschamps has made four changes to his side that drew 0-0 with Switzerland in their last match with Dimitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud all returning to the starting XI.

Deschamps shuffles pack, drops Pogba, Griezmann

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Marseille (AFP) Didier Deschamps opted to shuffle his cards for France's Euro 2016 Group A tie against Albania in Marseille on Wednesday.

Juventus star Paul Pogba and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann have been dropped, although both are expected to feature for France later in the tournament.

Deschamps shuffles pack, drops Pogba, Griezmann

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Marseille (AFP) Didier Deschamps opted to shuffle his cards for France's Euro 2016 Group A tie against Albania in Marseille on Wednesday.

Juventus star Paul Pogba and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann have been dropped, although both are expected to feature for France later in the tournament.

Euro 2016 top scorer odds: Who will win the Golden Boot? 11 favourites, four outsiders

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Thursday Kickoff: Vardy, Griezmann and more

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Two high-profile strikers will be returning to their respective clubs next season, while a former Manchester United star is coming out of retirement.

Leicester City and Jamie Vardy have agreed to terms on a new contract that will keep the 29-year-old at the King Power Stadium until 2020. The Englishman notched 24 goals in the Premier League last season.