With Griezmann France Has A New Superman

Posted: Jul 8 2016, 2:20am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

With Griezmann France has a new Superman
France's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring the second goal for France during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

France beat Germany at the Euro 2016. Striker Antoine Griezmann scored both goals for the win. He is the new national hero and this after no French team wanted him at the beginning of his career. He had to go to Spain.

France has a new hero. Antoine Griezmann shot France into the Euro 2016 finals with two goals against Germany. French football fans have lifted Griezmann into the super hero league along Superman, Batman and Spiderman. Considering that no French team wanted the young Griezmann. 11 years after Antoine Griezmann had to go to Spain to play soccer, he is the new national hero of France.

French teams thought that he was too small to become a good football player. Griezmann is 1.75m (5 ft 9-in) tall.

Griezmann still plays in Spain. He is a striker at Atletico Madrid. This is also where he came up with his funny victory dance. If Griezmann's moves look familiar, your are right. He is imitating Drake's ridiculed moves in Hotline Bling. Watch Griezmann's dance below.

29-year-old Antoine Griezmann made six goals for France at the Euro 2016 tournament. On the weekend he will face off with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Griezmann's success at the Euro 2016 raised also attention to the story of his sister Maud. She survived the Paris Terror attacks at the Bataclan concert venue. Maud Griezmann, who is doing PR for her brother recalled the terrible experience that left 130 people dead in an interview on The New York Times, published today.

Antionne Griezmann was playing at the time of the attacks an exhibition match against Germany at the Stade de France.

France is the favorite team going into the finals of the Euro 2016. France will play Portugal on Sunday at 9pm CET at the Stade de France.

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