Retro Football: Six-Year-Old Antoine Griezmann Chases Autographs From France 1998 World Cup Squad (Video)

Chris Wright

12th, June 2018


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Having come to the fore by top-scoring at Euro 2016, a lot of onus will be on Antoine Griezmann to lead the line for France this summer.

However, almost exactly two centuries ago in June of 1998, Young Anto was just a mischievous scamp from Mâcon who was busy getting swept away in the excitement of a World Cup being held on home soil.

Spotted in documentary footage that aired a fortnight or so before Les Bleus beat Brazil in the ’98 final, a certain young blond-haired ragamuffin and his chum can be seen eagerly chasing autographs from their Gallic heroes.

Indeed, the footage also demonstrates some remarkable powers of clairvoyance from Thierry Henry, then of Monaco, who remarks that Griezmann and his pal might well prove to be his “successors” at one point.

Un out of deux ain’t bad!

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  1. Blagoj says:

    almost exactly two centuries ago in June of 1998?

    • Sjorn says:

      Decades* But you weren’t far off. Start to feel your age when you remember the decades between Tournaments, I still remember the McDonalds toys from USA ’94!

  2. Wenger OUT says:

    He looks like the real Slim Shady

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