Euro 2024: Griezmann Sends Warning to Spain Ahead of Semi-Final Clash

Euro 2024: Griezmann Sends Warning to Spain Ahead of Semi-Final Clash

Chukwu Ikechukwu
July 8, 2024 at 10:47 AM
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  • Antoine Griezmann insists that France does not fear Spain ahead of both teams' Euro 2024 semi-final clash on Tuesday, July 9
  • France and Spain are ranked as the top favourites to win this year’s European Championship by football followers
  • Both teams will renew their rivalry in the European Championships from 2012, where Spain knocked out France in the quarter-finals

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Antoine Griezmann is looking forward to the intriguing European Championship semi-final clash between France and Spain on Tuesday, July 9.

La Roja has been one of the most impressive teams at Euro 2024, dispatching teams with ease, but had to dig deep to knock out hosts Germany 2-1 after extra time with a Mikel Merino goal sealing victory in the final minute.

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Spain will face France next in the Euro 2024 semi-final on Tuesday for a ticket to the final. Photo by James Baylis.
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According to Football Espana, France has stuttered into the final four on the back of a low-key campaign in Germany, scoring just three goals (two own goals and one penalty) throughout the competition.

Les Blues appear to be struggling under Didier Deschamps this term, as they needed penalty shootouts to dispatch Portugal in the quarter-finals despite having a team full of superstar attackers.

France hopes to exert revenge on Spain after being knocked out of the European Championship by La Roja in 2012, the last time both teams met at the competition.

Griezmann sends warning shots to Spain

Meanwhile, Griezmann has sent a warning to Spain ahead of their Euro 2024 clash, insisting France is not afraid of the two-time European champions, Tribal Football reports.

"Spain have a great team. But no team is scary. We are confident in ourselves, and we’ll give everything to reach the final.
“There is one game left to reach the final. It’s extraordinary to always be in the top four. We have to enjoy this France team, because they can win.”

Spain and France have not met in the European Championships since 2012, and the winner of Tuesday’s semi-final will be considered the overwhelming favourite to win the cup in Germany.

Euro 2024 semi-finals await

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Euro 2024 has reached the semi-final stage and is getting ready for two heavyweight ties as France take on Spain and England meet the Netherlands.

France and Spain go head-to-head in Munich in the first last-four clash on Tuesday, which brings together the best team at the competition so far.

La Roja are handicapped by the absences of two of their back four due to suspension, with right-back Dani Carvajal and central defender Robin Le Normand ruled out of the game.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..