But while they are good friends, Griezmann is under no illusions as to what France are up against in Nizhny Novgorod.
Former Middlesbrough striker Christian Stuani replaces the prolific forward in the starting XI as Uruguay aim for their second semi-final in the last three editions. Despite putting them out of the World Cup, Uruguayans are sure to give their French amigo a warm welcome.
Uruguay's Fernando Muslera concedes as France's Antoine Griezmann scores their second goal.
Les Bleus' victory takes them to their sixth World Cup semi-final where they will meet Roberto Martinez's Belgium side.
The Frenchman was the subject of widespread media speculation surrounding a possible transfer to Barcelona to join up with Suarez, but eventually announced that he would be remaining at Atletico Madrid. "I can not talk about his recovery from injury, but I know that he has the desire, the attitude and is making the effort to do everything to be there - it does not only depend on him, though".
Suarez, however, rejected the gesture as hollow given Griezmann's role in ending his nation's tournament.
The deadlock was broken five minutes before the first half when Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane converted from a Griezmann free-kick.
"We were hardly competing internationally", he said in one interview.
Numerous superstars left in the tournament should feature in this game - Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain all supply at least one player to both squads.
"We've not got a good record against them, I think we've always underestimated them", he said.
The 2018 World Cup returns on Friday after a two-day break England beating Colombia in the last round of 16 game on Tuesday. People tell you about their 90-year-old grandma who suddenly became an obsessive after the second group game, a 3-1 win over Egypt that sealed Russia's place in the knockout stage.
"We were better than they were today".