VIDEO: Griezmann snubs Varane as he refuses to applaud his Champions League win

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The Atletico Madrid attacker has been criticised for his attitude towards the defender, who became a European champion for a third time on Saturday

Antoine Griezmann has come under fire for his failure to congratulate France team-mate Raphael Varane for winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.

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The Atletico Madrid attacker was assembled with the France squad at Clairefontaine ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Sweden on Friday but, unlike his team-mates, failed to applaud the centre-back’s achievement.

Didier Deschamps had the team gathered at a long table and said: "The squad is complete now, with Rafa. Well done, congratulations, he’s a European champion for the third time."

At this, the players broke into a round of applause, but it was notable that Griezmann, sitting at the head of the table beside Dimitri Payet, failed to acknowledge that 24-year-old’s achievement.

Having been criticised on social media, Griezmann followed up with: “Are you kidding me?!!!”

Despite presenting his defence, he was accused of being disrespectful to his colleague.

“And are you happy? It’s a lack of respect. You were along in doing that. You’ve taken a big head, comeback man!” one user Tweeted, although others argued it was simply a consequence of the rivalry between Real and Atleti.

Deschamps will certainly expect both to work together in tandem at the weekend, when France tackle Sweden, with a victory set to push them to the cusp of World Cup 2018 qualification. 

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