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REVEALED: Why Antoine Griezmann can't take Philippe Coutinho's No 7 shirt at Barcelona despite Brazilian joining Bayern Munich on loan Striker Antoine Griezmann is stuck with the No 17 shirt for the rest of the season Even though Philippe Coutinho is going on loan to Bayern he still can't have it La Liga players must wear the same number throughout the entire season 

By Matt Porter For Mailonline

Published: 09:38 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 09:48 BST, 19 August 2019

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Antoine Griezmann lined up for Barcelona on Friday night in the No 17 shirt, and it looks like he'll be stuck with it for the rest of the season.

His preferred number is seven, and although the current owner of that shirt at Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho, has moved to Bayern Munich on loan, Griezmann won't be able to take it from him.

Official La Liga rules state that a player must wear the same number on the back of their shirt in every official game

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