World Cup 2022: Antoine Griezmann hits incredible France landmark in Tunisia defeat

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Antoine Griezmann hit a remarkable landmark during France’s final World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) group game against Tunisia on Wednesday. 

The Atletico Madrid forward came off the bench for the final 17 minutes as the defending champions fell to a shock 1-0 defeat.  

Griezmann thought he had equalised with a well-taken volley deep in stoppage time, but the goal was disallowed for offside following a VAR review. (opens in new tab)

However, his mere presence on the pitch continued a remarkable run with the national team.

Griezmann has now played in 70 consecutive games for France, a run stretching back to a friendly against England in June 2017, when he was left on the bench.

Since then, France have won the World Cup and the Nations League, but suffered a disappointing last-16 exit at Euro 2020.

The 31-year-old has been there every step of the way and remains a central cog in the team for Les Bleus’ attempt to defend their title in Qatar.

Griezmann started in wins over Australia and Denmark, before his substitute appearance against Tunisia.

Overall, the forward has won 112 caps for his country since debuting in 2014, scoring 42 goals.

He was named Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016 after winning the Golden Boot, while he won the Silver Boot and the Bronze Ball in Russia four years ago.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.