The victory gave the team the distinction of being the first national team to hold both the World Cup and Euro titles since West Germany did so in 1974, and it was also the first time that a reigning World Cup winner went on to capture the Euro. The team still hosted friendly matches and minor FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Football Championship qualification matches at other venues. The 2018 World Cup winners have incredible depth and their rivals are handling tricky rebuilds. [74], France is often referred to by the media and supporters as Les Bleus (The Blues), which is the nickname associated with all of France's international sporting teams due to the blue shirts each team incorporates. Under Hidalgo, France flourished, mainly due to the accolades of great players like defenders Marius Trésor and Maxime Bossis, striker Dominique Rocheteau and midfielder Michel Platini, who, alongside Jean Tigana, Alain Giresse and Luis Fernández formed the "carré magique" ("Magic Square"), which would haunt opposing defenses beginning at the 1982 World Cup, where France reached the semi-finals losing on penalties to rivals West Germany. The France national football team represents France in international football. Guérin was fired following the World Cup. In 2018, France defeated Croatia 4–2 in the final match and won the World Cup for the second time.[84]. 2022 World Cup qualifying draw: Ukraine’s national football team to face France 112 Ukraine International 20:19 7-Dec-20. France have appeared in two of the eight FIFA Confederations Cups contested and won the competition on both appearances. France also hosted matches at the Stade Pershing, Stade de Paris, and the Stade Buffalo, but to a minimal degree. Following the renovation of the Parc des Princes in 1972, which gave the stadium the largest capacity in Paris, France moved into the venue permanently. Artemio Franchi Trophy (or Intercontinental Cup of Nations), Last update was on 25 October 2018. In July 1930, France appeared in the inaugural FIFA World Cup, held in Uruguay. Under Guérin, France failed to qualify for the 1962 World Cup and the 1964 European Nations' Cup. Kovács also turned out to be a disappointment failing to qualify for the 1974 World Cup and UEFA Euro 1976. [69], Beginning in 1966, France had its shirts made by Le Coq Sportif until 1971. At the 1986 World Cup, France were favorites to win the competition, and, for the second consecutive World Cup, reached the semi-finals where they faced West Germany. [59][60] On 15 July, France beat Croatia in the final with result 4–2 to win the World Cup for the second time. The tournament was played on home soil and France defeated Brazil 3–0 in the final match. Twice France have played home matches in a French overseas department – in 2005 against Costa Rica in Fort-de-France (Martinique) and in 2010 against China in Saint Pierre (Réunion). They are the reigning world champions, having won the most recent World Cup final in 2018. In their first-ever World Cup match, France defeated Mexico 4–1 at the Estadio Pocitos in Montevideo. Again, however, they lost. In the following Confederations Cup in 2003, France, appearing in the competition as the host country, won the competition beating Cameroon 1–0 after extra time. France geared up for their upcoming Nations League games with a 2-0 home defeat against Finland as their 12-match unbeaten streak came to an end. [73] In February 2013, Nike revealed an all baby blue change strip. In the match against Israel, France were upset 3–2 and, in the Bulgaria match, suffered an astronomical 2–1 defeat. However, due to UEFA regulations, France was forced to wear a modified version with the sleeve colours almost desaturated in their Euro 2016 group stage game against Switzerland, which continued to be worn during 2018 World Cup qualifying. Get the latest news on 2018 World Cup winners France including fixtures and results plus updates from head coach and French national squad. Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the repression of the Uighurs. The following year, they played their first home match at the famous Parc des Princes, defeating Switzerland in front of close to 500 fans. In 1921, the USFSA finally merged with the FFF. Although, the team won the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, France suffered a first round elimination at the 2002 World Cup. Under Jacquet, the national team experienced its triumphant years. Visit FOXSports.com to view the France roster for the current soccer season. After the 2010, 2014, and 2018 World Cups, Italy, Spain, and Germany were also added to this list. The Dutch team has taken 14th place, while Northern Macedonia remains 65th. The defeat meant that France became the second nation to have lost the final on home soil, after Portugal lost the final to Greece in 2004.[40][41][42][43][44]. The match was played at the Parc des Princes in front of 500 supporters. Conversely, France also became the first team to not score in a match after losing 1–0 to fellow group stage opponents Argentina. (1:24), Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images, Laurens: France's abundance of attacking options is priceless (1:03), Leboeuf: France's bad habits bit them vs. Finland (1:44), Huawei wants Griezmann chat after ugly split, Ex-Liverpool, France boss Houllier dies at 73, Griezmann cuts Huawei ties citing 'suspicions', Road to Qatar: England, France learn group foes, Italy to host UEFA Nations League finals next year, Biggest international shocks: Germany's loss to Spain not even their worst. David Trezeguet scored the golden goal in extra time. In the team's next major tournament at the 1998 World Cup at home, Jacquet led France to glory defeating Brazil 3–0 in the final at the Stade de France in Paris. France won the match 1–0, with Zinedine Zidane scoring the lone goal. On France’s aims at … Olivier Giroud bagged a double as he showed his worth for France again to help the world champions beat Sweden 4-2 at home in the Nations League. It oversees all aspects of professional and amateur soccer throughout France and French overseas territories. France's first match at the stadium was played on 28 January 1998 against Spain. France is one of the most successful nations at the UEFA European Championship having won two titles in 1984 and 2000. France plays their home matches at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, and their manager is Didier Deschamps. The national team has a broadcasting agreement with TF1 Group, who the Federal Council of the FFF agreed to extend its exclusive broadcasting agreement with the channel. Get players' names, positions, nationality, and more. Since that match, France has used the stadium for almost every major home game, including the 1998 World Cup final. They are the reigning world champions, having won the most recent World Cup final in 2018. Here are the results! We realise that everyone is happy to come and that makes a difference. The home of France on BBC Sport online. [26] Missing star midfielder Franck Ribéry through injury,[27] France lost to eventual champions Germany in the quarter-finals courtesy of an early goal by Mats Hummels. [35][36][37] France won the match 2–0, marking their first win over Germany at a major tournament since 1958. [31][32] France were drawn in Group A of the tournament alongside Romania, Switzerland and Albania. French Football Federation. The team's two titles place in second place only trailing Brazil who have won four. In the third-place match, France were defeated 2–0 by the Czechoslovakians. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues). France National Team France is just about as much of a FIFA World Cup™ regular as you can find, their now 14 appearances bettered only by Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Germany and hosts Brazil. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. Prior to this, Uruguay and Italy had won both the Olympic tournament and the World Cup in the 1920s and 1930s. Former France and Liverpool manager Gerard Houiller has died at the age of 73. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. Due to the blocked exits, spectators who could not leave the stadium had to go down to the pitch and wait until it was safer. However, France only began to reach its prime from the 1990s onward, with the establishment of INF Clairefontaine. During the 1980s, France earned the nickname the "Brazilians of Europe" mainly due to the accolades of the "carré magique" ("Magic Square"), who were anchored by Michel Platini. A review of this team’s roster, perhaps the most talented since the 1998 side, reveals that it is as much African as it is French. Boulogne was later fired following his failure to qualify for the 1974 World Cup and was replaced by the Romanian Ștefan Kovács, who became the only international manager to ever manage the national team. [66], The France national team utilizes a three colour system composed of blue, white and red. The team started off well reaching the semi-finals of Euro 1996, where they lost 6–5 on penalties to the Czech Republic. Ever since then, the French women’s national football team has competed in the World Cup, European Championship and Olympics. The aforementioned three are all three of the finest players in their respective positions in the history of the game. [18] Following the completion of the World Cup tournament, Federation President Jean-Pierre Escalettes resigned from his position. Raoul Diagne, who was of Senegalese descent, earned his first cap on 15 February in a 2–1 defeat to Czechoslovakia. In 1972, France reached an agreement with German sports apparel manufacturer Adidas to be the team's kit provider. At the 1934 World Cup, France suffered elimination in the opening round, losing 3–2 to Austria. Buy your France women’s football shirt here at Unisport and get behind The Blues with other fellow French supporters. The team has won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984 and UEFA Euro 2000. France have the talent and depth to build a dynasty. A member of the France national squad Leo Dubois has tested positive for Covid-19 at their training head-quarters in Clairefontaine, the French football federation said on Tuesday. A week after the completion of the tournament, Platini stepped down as manager and was replaced by his assistant Gérard Houllier. The team is just below Spain and Germany who have won three titles each. The record still stands today. Platini did lead the team to Euro 1992 and, despite going on a 19-match unbeaten streak prior to the competition, suffered elimination in the group stage. Can Deschamps do it. The center drew media spotlight following its usage as a base camp by the team that won the 1998 World Cup. France handed defending Nations League champions Portugal a rare defeat on Saturday, winning 1-0 in Lisbon with N'Golo Kante's second-half strike. The team lost in the group stage portion of the tournament. [2], .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Worst Ranking    Best Ranking    Worst Mover    Best Mover, Last updated: 17 November 2020Source: fff.fr (in French), This article is about the men's team. [68], France normally wear blue shirts, white shorts and red socks at home (similar setup to Japan), while, when on the road, the team utilizes an all-white combination or wear red shirts, blue shorts, and blue socks with the former being the most current. Griezmann was named the Player of the Tournament and was also awarded the Golden Boot in addition to being named in the Team of the Tournament, alongside Dimitri Payet. Hurst was not a starter for England but an injury to Jimm… The squad composed of veterans that failed to reach the 1994 FIFA World Cup were joined by influential youngsters, such as Zinedine Zidane. [61] Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach and also became the second man to win the title as a captain and a coach. Both matches were friendlies. In the 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup, the … In 1988, the FFF opened the Clairefontaine National Football Institute. [50][51] Overall, due to the strength and value of their squad, France were tipped by many as one of the favourites for the title. It was one of the founding sports entities of Fédération Internacionale de Football Asociationin 1904. The team did return to major international play following qualification for the 1966 World Cup. Starting with Gordon Banks in goal, Bobby Moore on defence and Bobby Charlton in midfield. In the 2006 World Cup final stages, France finished undefeated in the group stage portion and advanced all the way to the final defeating the likes of Spain, Brazil and Portugal en route. Over the next 38 years, the two would maintain a healthy relationship with France winning Euro 1984, the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 while wearing Adidas' famous tricolour three stripes. For the women's team, see, Overview of the national football team of France, For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see, For single-match results of the national team, see. The other two being United States (withdrawing in 1938 without actually playing any match) and Brazil (reaching the finals tournament each time). 01:47 The France national football team is the national football team of France. 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They played their first official match against Belgium in Brussels, securing a 3-3 draw. France National Team » Squad EURO Qualifiers 2019/2020. [49] They were drawn to play Australia, Peru and Denmark in a group in which they were considered heavy favourites. The France national football team (French: Équipe de France de football) represents France in men's international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. France hosted the 1938 World Cup and reached the quarter-finals, losing 3–1 to defending champions Italy. [9][10] Just like the team's previous World Cup qualifying campaign, the 2010 campaign got off to a disappointing start with France suffering disastrous losses and earning uninspired victories. France won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003, and reached the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, which it lost 5–3 on penalties to Italy. In advance of France's hosting of Euro 2016, Nike unveiled a new, unconventional kit set: blue shirts and shorts with red socks at home, white shirts and shorts and with blue socks away. The France team won their first World Cup title in 1998. Santini resigned as coach and Raymond Domenech was picked as his replacement. A full strength team started out strongly at Euro 2004, but they were upset in the quarter-finals by the eventual winners Greece. In 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, France topped their group with 23 points; winning 7 wins, drawing 2 and losing once,[45] although their two draws were against considerably weaker nations, drawing 0–0 with Belarus in their opening match[46] and against Luxembourg, failing to secure a win against the latter since 1914, nearly 103 years. [20][21], At Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, France reached the quarter-finals, where they were beaten by eventual champions Spain. Lucien Laurent became notable in the match as he scored not only France's first World Cup goal, but the first goal in World Cup history. This was the second time they had won the tournament after winning it on home soil in 1998. The following matches have been played within the past 12 months. A 4–2 victory over Belgium gave France third place. The England team of 1966 had a backbone of truly great players. Two of Europe's top strikers will face each other when Belgium take on France in the Nations League semi-finals. Play would continue, until the 94th minute, in order to keep the crowd from panicking. Following the Euro triumph, Hidalgo departed the team and was replaced by former international Henri Michel. Real Madrid are facing a defensive crisis after Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane went off with suspected injuries playing for their countries. The day after the team's elimination, it was reported by numerous media outlets that then President of France Nicolas Sarkozy would meet with team captain Thierry Henry to discuss the issues associated with the team's meltdown at the World Cup, at Henry's request. Since 2001, Argentina (after the 2004 Olympics) and Brazil (after the 2016 Olympics) are the other two national teams that have won these three titles. [22][23] Following the tournament, coach Laurent Blanc resigned and was succeeded by Didier Deschamps, who captained France to glory in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. The semi-final match-up is considered one of the greatest matches in World Cup history and was marred with controversy. The team's worst result in the competition was a first-round elimination in 1992 and 2008. In the third place match, France defeated West Germany 6–3 with Fontaine recording four goals, which brought his goal tally in the competition to 13, a World Cup record. The away shirt as worn in pre-Euro friendlies and released to the public also featured one blue sleeve and one red sleeve in reference to the "tricolore". Led by FIFA World Player of the Year Zidane, France defeated Italy 2–1 in the final. PRE Preliminary squad / standby [7] France earned their first major international honor two years later, winning Euro 1984, which they hosted. The French national team is a breath of fresh air… We are very happy to come here and all very happy to see each other again. The France national team was officially founded in 1904, shortly before FIFA’s foundation in the same year (they had, however, participated in the 1900 Olympic Games and won a silver medal). [33] France won their group with wins over Romania and Albania and a goalless draw against Switzerland and were poised to play the Republic of Ireland in the round of sixteen. INJ Withdrew due to injury The 1950s saw France handed its first Golden Generation composed of players such as Just Fontaine, Raymond Kopa, Jean Vincent, Robert Jonquet, Maryan Wisnieski, Thadée Cisowski, and Armand Penverne. Franch football team news with Sky Sports. Located in Saint-Denis, a Parisian suburb, the stadium has an all-seater capacity of 81,338. Dominique Rocheteau and José Touré scored the goals. You can always expect classic design and nice colours on the French football kit Find out the results! This is a list of notable men's and women's football clubs that competed within the leagues and divisions of the French football league system during the 2020–21 season. [17] France then lost their final game 2–1 to the hosts South Africa and failed to advance. In the 20th and 23rd minute of an international friendly on 13 November 2015, against Germany, three groups of terrorists attempted to detonate bomb vests, at three entrances of Stade de France, and two explosions occurred. [70] On 22 February 2008, the FFF announced that they were ending their partnership with Adidas and signing with Nike, effective 1 January 2011. In 1958, the team, led by Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine, finished in third place at the FIFA World Cup. In 1984, France, led by Ballon d'Or winner Michel Platini, won UEFA Euro 1984 and Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The team won their first title on home soil in 1984 and were led by Ballon d'Or winner Michel Platini. Platini and Bruno Bellone scored the goals. WTD Withdrew due to other reasons. Paul Pogba has said that his time away from Manchester United when he is playing with France is a "breath of fresh air.". England must negotiate a difficult route to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after being paired with Robert Lewandowski's Poland. The first France kit worn in a major tournament produced by Nike was the Euro 2012 strip, which was all dark blue and used gold as an accent colour. Under the captaincy of Didier Deschamps and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, France won the FIFA World Cup in 1998. Added to these three was the emergence of Geoff Hurst, most notably in the World Cup final. Also included are clubs from outside France that play within the French system (suitably highlighted). [38][39] France, however, were beaten by Portugal 1–0 in the final courtesy of an extra-time goal by Eder. The national team is one of eight national teams to have won at least one FIFA World Cup title. [52][53][54] France, however, had a somewhat disappointing performance in the group stage, only managing a 2–1 win over Australia and a 1–0 win over Peru, followed by a match against Denmark which finished in a 0–0 draw. Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to talk to Barcelona and France star Antoine Griezmann about its human rights record. Louis Dugauguez succeeded Fontaine and, following his early struggles in qualification for the 1970 World Cup, was fired and replaced by Georges Boulogne, who could not get the team to the competition. Champions France handed awkward draw, England to face Poland in 2022 World Cup qualifiers France 24 19:22 7-Dec-20.