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But after having previously stated that he would announce his decision before France's opening World Cup game on Saturday, Griezmann chose to keep shtum.

However, the France global refused to go into details about that decision or reveal if he would be exiting Madrid in the current transfer window.

This (the World Cup ) starts on Saturday, so it will be defined this week.

There appears to be no logical reason behind Griezmann delaying the announcement of a new deal, if he is to stay at Atletico, and it would now be more surprising if the forward doesn't switch clubs this summer.

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Reports this week, though, claimed Griezmann was set to commit his long-term future to Atletico.

All eyes were on the French press conference in Russian Federation this Tuesday, in which Antoine Griezmann was expected by all in the footballing media to clarify his future.

"I think Cristiano stays at Real Madrid and Antoine Griezmann stays at Atletico", he told Onda Cero.

"I have already made my decision but it is not the time to announce it", he added.

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The forward said it "wasn't the time nor the place" to explain where he would be playing next season. And Griezmann is one of them.

Griezmann is preparing for France's first World Cup game against Australia on Saturday and insisted it was not the time to draw attention away from the global squad.

The 27-year-old is expected to clarify where he will be plying his trade next season before the start of the World Cup in Russian Federation on Thursday.

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