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Antoine Griezmann Reacts To 'The Best FIFA' Snub, And It's Pretty Sad

Antoine Griezmann Reacts To 'The Best FIFA' Snub, And It's Pretty Sad

Antoine Griezmann has finally reacted to his exclusion from 'The Best FIFA' awards, and he's not happy.

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Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo are up for FIFA's coveted individual prize; 'The Best FIFA Men's Player Award'.

A couple of notable absentees, though. From Lionel Messi to the aforementioned Griezmann whose now commented on being snubbed.

"The Best bothers me," he said via Goal. "It's a FIFA award and there's no Frenchmen. It's weird."

Does Griezmann have a point?

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France did win the FIFA World Cup after all.

Griezmann celebrates with the World Cup. Image: PA
Griezmann celebrates with the World Cup. Image: PA

Griezmann also steered his club side to UEFA Europa League & Super Cup glory.

Atletico Madrid even took to social media after their French star wasn't a candidate for the FIFA award.

Griezmann also weighed in on his Atletico Madrid teammate Jan Oblak, who was omitted from the goalkeeper nominations.

"He's the best in the world for me, but not because he's my team-mate. He's brilliant," he added.

Griezmann raises the UEFA Super Cup. Image: PA
Griezmann raises the UEFA Super Cup. Image: PA

His manager Diego Simeone is pretty confused, too, as to why he's not been nominated.

"Griezmann is world champion, European Super Cup champion and Europa League champion," he said.

"He has finished second in the Spanish League, where we play Real Madrid and Barcelona, who between them are continually winning the Champions League, and he was the best player in the World Cup final.

"Griezmann in this last year was the best in the world. It's a shame that he's not among the finalist [for the Best FIFA award]. The truth is that I feel sorry for the boy, it makes you feel a little disappointed."

Should Griezmann have been included in 'The FIFA Best' nominees?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Topics: Football News, Football, Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann, France, The Best

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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