Antoine Griezmann grabs the speakers, Olivier Giroud strips off to slide around… and old friends are reunited: Inside France’s jubilant dressing room celebrations after reaching another World Cup final
- France star have been pictured wildly celebrating reaching the World Cup final
- Les Bleus sealed a 2-0 victory over Morocco to seal a place in the final on Sunday
- Didier Deschamps’ side will come up against Argentina in the Qatar showpiece
- Olivier Giroud was pictured stripping off to slide around the changing room
- Antoine Griezmann grabbed the speakers as others dance around in celebration
- Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results
France players have been pictured wildly celebrating after sealing a place in the 2022 World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday.
Les Bleus secured their spot in the showpiece match in Qatar with a 2-0 win over Morocco on thanks to goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani on Wednesday night.
Didier Deschamps’ side, who won the World Cup in 2018, will now have the opportunity to become the first team to retain the trophy since Brazil in 1962 when they take on Argentina in Lusail on Sunday.
France players have been pictured celebrating after sealing a place in the World Cup final
Antoine Griezmann (pictured) grabbed the speaker and wandered around the changing room
Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni (pictured) appeared to be thrown onto the table
The France players were clearly delighted with the achievement of reaching the final in Qatar as pictures have since emerged of jubilant celebrations inside the changing room from Wednesday night.
Veteran striker Olivier Giroud stripped down to slide around the changing room, including on a large table in the middle, while Antoine Griezmann grabbed the speaker and wandered around raising it above his head.
Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was smiling as he appeared to be thrown across the table in the wild celebrations.
Veteran forward Giroud started the celebrations by dancing in the middle of his team-mates
Griezmann went for a slide across the table as the France players wildly celebrated their win
Raphael Varane, Giroud, Blaise Matuidi and Marcus Thuram were spotted dancing together
Old friends were also reunited inside the France changing room as the team celebrated wildly
Other stars were captured sliding across the table in the middle while most of the team were dancing around the outside of the changing room.
Even a few former France international stars such as Blaise Matuidi joined in the party, while defenders Jules Kounde and Ibrahima Konate missed out on the celebrations after being summoned for anti-doping testing after the match.
‘We can’t even celebrate,’ the Reds’ centre-back Konate jokingly said as he filmed his teammate behind the scenes. ‘It sucks,’ Kounde replied.
The party didn’t stop at just the changing room, as the players also celebrated when they returned back to their basecamp later in the evening with the hotel staff and numerous France fans.
The squad was filmed jumping around, dancing and singing along to the song ‘Free from Desire’ upon their return.
Benjamin Pavard among others were splashing water around during the sing along back at their hotel.
Madrid ace Tchouameni was also full of praise for his team-mates after overcoming the physical challenge of Morocco to reach the final.
He told L’Equipe: ‘It’s a World Cup semi-final. There are highlights, weak times. We knew we were going to play against a great team.
‘But we had a game plan and we knew that, on our forays and counter-attacks, we could put them in trouble. That is what we were able to do.
‘We knew that they would, at some point, have much stronger times than us. But that’s the truth of a match. We were able to make the back round and win this game.’
Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni (pictured) was full of praise for his team-mates
The 22-year-old also singled out Griezmann for praise for his superb performances throughout the World Cup, including in the Morocco win.
‘He’s a top player. He is showing on this World Cup all the quality he has. We’re super happy for him.’
The former Monaco man knows that Argentina will be a completely different test for France with Lionel Messi among plenty of other attacking threats in their line-up.
‘We will have to defend well. We will have to show all our qualities. It’s a World Cup final, there’s Messi but there’s also a lot of quality on the side.
‘We will have to be ready, well aware of the opportunity we have to write history. We’ll see what happens.’
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