But he told a news conference: "I apologise - I am really very sorry". Griezmann, however, decided it wasn't the time to talk about his decision but he did at least admit that a decision has been made. I have made my choice.
For the first time in his career, the former Real Sociedad man will lead the Les Bleus' line for the first time in Russian Federation, having been a bit-part player back in 2014.
The 27-year-old is linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona, but he may yet remain at Atletico.
Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, which provides a further reason to believe that Griezmann's future will be public knowledge before France begin the competition.
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has admitted that Frenchman Antoine Griezmann will be of great advantage for Barcelona if the club signs him this summer.
The France forward, who scored 29 goals and created 15 others last season, was strongly linked with Manchester United last summer before a contract tying him to Atletico until 2022 was agreed.
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.
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