FIFA World Cup 2018: After Zizou in '98 and '06, France have Grizou in 2018

Jul 11, 2018, 07:57 IST | Kashinath Bhattacharjee

It's no surprise then that he is now dreaming of winning the World Cup over the weekend - the second for France after '98

FIFA World Cup 2018: After Zizou in '98 and '06, France have Grizou in 2018
Zinedine Zidane and Antoine Griezmann

If Zinedine Zidane, fondly called Zizou, was the decisive factor for France in 1998 and 2006, then their 2018 hero is Antoine Griezmann, also known as Grizou. The Atletico Madrid striker has only three goals to his credit so far, but is the mastermind behind almost every move, and this was proved against Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday. It's no surprise then that he is now dreaming of winning the World Cup over the weekend —the second for France after '98.

"To play in the World Cup final was the only dream I had since the start of the season. We were brilliant as a team. We scored a goal and did not allow them to do anything. Now, there are 90 minutes between France and another World Cup win. It should be a great final," said Grizou in the mixed zone at Saint Petersburg.

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