"Zinedine Zidane is a legend and football icon and Griezmann is on his way to becoming one too", he said in the official FIFA press conference. Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal.
'France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend.
Belgium did most of the probing in the game but were contained by Didier Deschamps' side, who progressed to the final courtesy of Samuel Umtiti's victor just after half-time.
In his quest to conquer the World Cup, head coach of the French national soccer team Didier Deschamps has stuck to a strategy rooted in rigor, hustle and unselfish play.
But Griezmann, who will spearhead the attack alongside Olivier Giroud in Moscow on Sunday, reminded Courtois that Chelsea, under their now former manager, Antonio Conte, were hardly famed for free-flowing attacking football.
"Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?"
"I don't want to prove nothing to nobody". He scored a penalty in a 2-1 home defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano after failing to net in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Federation Internationale de Football Association had invited the boys to Sunday's World Cup final although the world organising body said that due to medical reasons the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they would invite them to an event in the future.