Antoine Griezmann receives heavy criticism for decision video

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Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will be staying at Atletico Madrid beyond this summer.

The 27-year-old, linked heavily with Manchester United last summer, was expected to complete a controversial move to Barcelona after the World Cup.

Griezmann announced the news at the end of a TV documentary called "La Decision", broadcast on Spanish channel Movistar.

Since joining Atletico in 2014 from Real Sociedad, Griezmann has scored 112 goals in 208 appearances for the Madrid outfit.

However, Pique's hopes of lining up alongside Griezmann next season were dashed when the prolific forward confirmed that he would remain at Atletico.

"I want to win the Champions League, because there is something we need to win things, it seems bad luck after two finals".

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Griezmann has been a long-term target for Atletico's La Liga rivals Barcelona and the French global was strongly tipped to make the move to the Nou Camp this summer.

"What makes me wonder is that if they bring players can win the Champions here and walk into the club's history".

But then came the decision on the show, accompanied by a timed tweet on his official Twitter account.

"Your choice is to stay at Atletico with a much higher salary than at Barcelona but with the risk of not winning the Champions League or to go to Barcelona, where they'll pay less than at Atletico in the next years".

After France take on the Socceroos on Saturday, Didier Deschamps men face up against Peru and finally Denmark in Group C.

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