Antoine Griezmann has now scored 11 goals at major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros); only Michel Platini (14), Just Fontaine (13), and Thierry Henry (12) have more for France.
After stunning Real Madrid in semis, Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona 3-2 in Spanish Super Cup final, Messi gets red
It was the first-ever red card for Messi in 753 appearances for Barcelona, to go with his two reds for Argentina in 2005 and 2019.
Griezmann was a global brand ambassador for Huawei and has appeared in advertisements promoting the company's smartphones.
Many are concerned that the latest unpleasant episode is yet another reason for Messi to go through with his plan to leave the club.
Atletico complained that Barcelona and Griezmann negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July.
One victory from their opening four league games left Atletico seven points adrift of Barcelona a fortnight ago but three on the spin have now steered Diego Simeone's side back on track.
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Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu.
The 27-year-old ended the tournament with four goals as France won the title for the first time on foreign soil after their victory as hosts in 1998.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France striker Antoine Griezmann did not celebrate goal out of 'respect' for Uruguay
Griezmann plays his club football with Gimenez and Godin at Atletico Madrid and even turned up at the airport wearing an Uruguay shirt.
France went through after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, after a mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, secured victory.
France will face either five-time champions Brazil or Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday for a place in the final.
France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday after an assured 2-0 win against Uruguay.
Both Argentina and France are filled with big-name players, both like to play an entertaining style and both have failed to impress so far.
Deschamps made six changes to the starting XI that beat Peru 1-0 and his side happily played out a mutually beneficial stalemate with Denmark.