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France World Cup Football Team

The France national football team is controlled by the French Football Federation (Fédération Française de Football).

The France national football team represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues).

France play home matches at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, and the manager is Didier Deschamps. They have won one FIFA World Cup, two UEFA European Championships, an Olympic tournament, and two FIFA Confederations Cups. France experienced much of its success in three major eras: in the 1950s, 1980s, and late 1990s/early 2000s respectively, which resulted in numerous major honours. France was one of the four European teams that participated in the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and, although having been eliminated in the qualification stage six times, is one of only three teams that have entered every World Cup cycle.

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.

Under the leadership of Didier Deschamps and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, France won the FIFA World Cup in 1998. Two years later, the team triumphed at UEFA Euro 2000. 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. The team also reached the final of UEFA Euro 2016, where they lost 1-0 to Portugal in extra time.

France, Germany, Argentina and Brazil are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament.

France will be playing in Group C with Australia, Peru and Denmark.


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World Cup record
  • 1930 - Round 1
  • 1934 - Round 1
  • 1938 - Quarterfinals
  • 1950 - Did not qualify
  • 1954 - Round 1
  • 1958 - Third place
  • 1962 - Did not qualify
  • 1966 - Round 1
  • 1970 - Did not qualify
  • 1974 - Did not qualify
  • 1978 - Round 1
  • 1982 - Fourth place
  • 1986 - Third place
  • 1990 - Did not qualify
  • 1994 - Did not qualify
  • 1998 - Champions
  • 2002 - Round 1
  • 2006 - Final
  • 2010 - Round 1
  • 2014 - Quarterfinals
European Championship record
  • 1960 - Fourth place
  • 1964 to
  • 1980 - Did not qualify
  • 1984 - Champions
  • 1988 - Did not qualify
  • 1992 - Round 1
  • 1996 - Semifinals
  • 2000 - Champions
  • 2004 - Quarterfinals
  • 2008 - Round 1
  • 2012 - Quarterfinals
  • 2016 - Runner Up

This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia.

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