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MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 06: Antoine Griezmann of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League group A match between Germany and France at Allianz Arena on September 6, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

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Antoine Griezmann has called for an end to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s 10-year monopoly of the Ballon d’Or, saying one of France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup winners should take the award this year. 

Six members of the triumphant Les Blues squad, including Griezmann, have been included among the 30 nominees for the prestigious award, and the Atletico Madrid forward believes one of them deserves it given what France achieved in the summer, per France Football (h/t Goal’s James Westwood):

We are world champions, we’re part of the best team in the world. In this best team in the world, there must be the best player in the world, right? In any case, that’s what I think. Afterwards, there are votes, opinions, different judgements. But I think that a Frenchman must win the Ballon d’Or this year.”


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