World Cup Qualifiers: Antoine Griezmann double scores, puts France back on winning track

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Antoine Griezmann’s double score against Finland in their match has brought back France to their winning ways in their World Cup qualifiers group.

The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid striker’s brace took him level with Michel Platini on 41 goals for his country -10 behind the all-time leader, Thierry Henry and five short of Olivier Giroud.

“I am very happy with my performance and immensely proud to have equalled Michel Platini,” said Antoine Griezmann.

“This evening we were strong as we really needed this win after five draws, and we managed it in a nice manner.”he concludes.

This 3 points gap, has put the French team on top of their table. “We did not do everything well but we have rediscovered our confidence,” said France coach Didier Deschamps.

“This puts our fate in our hands and we must finish the job in November.”he concluded.

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