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14 Win­ners (1998)

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Di­dier Deschamps

An­toine Griezmann. The Atletico Madrid striker’s fu­ture is up in the air amid talk of a £100mil­lion-plus move to Barcelona or Manch­ester United. Af­ter a slow start to the do­mes­tic sea­son, Griezmann was on fire come April and fired Atletico to Europa League glory. His part­ner­ship with Kylian Mbappe will be the key to France reach­ing the last eight. Quar­ter-Fi­nals Deschamps’ men made heavy work of win­nig their qual­i­fy­ing group, scor­ing just 18 goals in 10 games. The coach’s strange se­lec­tions put paid to the hosts’ dreams win­ning Euro 2016 on home soil and pick­ing the right 11 in Rus­sia will be es­sen­tial to reach the lat­ter stages.

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