They are the reigning world champions, having won the most recent World Cup final in 2018. Starting with Gordon Banks in goal, Bobby Moore on defence and Bobby Charlton in midfield. The subsequent blame and public outcry to the firing of Houllier and departure of several players from the national team fold. 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.  On 6 August, five players who were deemed to have played a major role in the training boycott were disciplined for their roles.  Missing star midfielder Franck Ribéry through injury, France lost to eventual champions Germany in the quarter-finals courtesy of an early goal by Mats Hummels. At the 1934 World Cup, France suffered elimination in the opening round, losing 3–2 to Austria. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. 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). We realise that everyone is happy to come and that makes a difference. The centre was inaugurated in 1976 by former FFF president Fernand Sastre and opened in 1988. Franch football team news with Sky Sports. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues). Dominique Rocheteau and José Touré scored the goals. France won the match 1–0, with Zinedine Zidane scoring the lone goal. The new deal grants the channel exclusive broadcast rights for the matches of national team, which include friendlies and international games for the next four seasons beginning in August 2010 and ending in June 2014. will also have extended rights, notably on the Internet, and may also broadcast images of the national team in its weekly program, Téléfoot. The England team of 1966 had a backbone of truly great players. 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.  Their only defeat of the qualifying phase was against Sweden; losing 2–1 in the last few minutes following an error from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Are we seeing the beginning of a historic run? In the third-place match, France were defeated 2–0 by the Czechoslovakians. In 1998, the Stade de France was inaugurated as France's national stadium ahead of the 1998 World Cup. France plays their home matches at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, and their manager is Didier Deschamps. , The following players were called up for the friendly against Finland on 11 November, and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League games against Portugal and Sweden on 14 and 17 November 2020, respectively.. You can always expect classic design and nice colours on the French football kit 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. Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images, Marcotti: Houllier's management was ahead of his time (1:03), Photo by RAFAEL MARCHANTE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images, Laurens: No one better than Kante at what he does (1:57), Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images, Why can't Pogba replicate his France form at Man United? Due to disagreements between FIFA and the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques (USFSA), the country's sports union, France struggled to establish an identity. 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. The match was played at the Parc des Princes in front of 500 supporters. WTD Withdrew due to other reasons. France's star midfielder Paul Pogba has clarified that he will not be quitting the national football team over President Emmanuel Macron's 'Islamist terrorism' statement, contradicting reports on … The two only lasted four matches and were replaced by former international Just Fontaine, who only lasted two. The Dutch team has taken 14th place, while Northern Macedonia remains 65th. After the 2010, 2014, and 2018 World Cups, Italy, Spain, and Germany were also added to this list. France bowed out during the group stage portion of the tournament after having been placed in the group of death (which included Netherlands and Italy). Prior to this, Uruguay and Italy had won both the Olympic tournament and the World Cup in the 1920s and 1930s. France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, defeating Croatia 4–2 in the final match on 15 July 2018. A full strength team started out strongly at Euro 2004, but they were upset in the quarter-finals by the eventual winners Greece.  On 22 February 2008, the FFF announced that they were ending their partnership with Adidas and signing with Nike, effective 1 January 2011. The following matches have been played within the past 12 months. The France national football team was created in 1904 around the time of FIFA's foundation on 21 May 1904 and contested its first official international match on 1 May 1904 against Belgium in Brussels, which ended in a 3–3 draw. A 4–2 victory over Belgium gave France third place. 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. As the years moved forward, France began hosting matches outside the city of Paris at such venues as the Stade Marcel Saupin in Nantes, the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, the Stade de Gerland in Lyon, and the Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg. 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. Jacquet stepped down after the country's World Cup triumph and was succeeded by assistant Roger Lemerre who guided them through Euro 2000. 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. France eventually finished second in the group and earned a spot in the UEFA play-offs against the Republic of Ireland for a place in South Africa. Watch their goals in qualifying now. France played Italy in the final and, in part down to controversial disruptions in extra time that lead to captain Zinedine Zidane being sent off, failed to find a winning goal, Italy winning 5–3 on penalties to be crowned World Cup champions. Both matches were friendlies. 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. Kovács also turned out to be a disappointment failing to qualify for the 1974 World Cup and UEFA Euro 1976. 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. The team still hosted friendly matches and minor FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Football Championship qualification matches at other venues. France won their first Confederations Cup in 2001 having appeared in the competition as a result of winning the FIFA World Cup in 1998. The France team won their first World Cup title in 1998. Under Guérin, France failed to qualify for the 1962 World Cup and the 1964 European Nations' Cup. Full squad information for France, including formation summary and lineups from recent games, player profiles and team news. Although, the team won the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, France suffered a first round elimination at the 2002 World Cup. He was replaced by José Arribas and Jean Snella, who worked as caretaker managers in dual roles. The team is just below Spain and Germany who have won three titles each. It oversees all aspects of professional and amateur soccer throughout France and French overseas territories. France failed to maintain that pace in subsequent tournaments. France struggled in the early qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup. Its opening ceremony was attended by then-President of France, François Mitterrand. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Between 1909–1914, France wore a white shirt with blue stripes, white shorts, and red socks. Paul Pogba has said that his time away from Manchester United when he is playing with France is a "breath of fresh air.". Champions France handed awkward draw, England to face Poland in 2022 World Cup qualifiers France 24 19:22 7-Dec-20. England and Germany had also won both tournaments; albeit England competes as Great Britain in the Olympics and East Germany won the Olympic tournament in 1976.  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. The national team is one of eight national teams to have won at least one FIFA World Cup title. France became the second nation to be eliminated in the first round while holding the World Cup crown, the first one being Brazil in 1966. Finland debutants shock France 2-0 (0:47) 32d The team defeated Japan 1–0 in the final match. France hosted the 1938 World Cup and reached the quarter-finals, losing 3–1 to defending champions Italy. ... More teams. During France's early years, the team's national stadium alternated between the Parc des Princes in Paris and the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes. Who was your country's GOAT? France later completed the hat-trick when they won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics football tournament and, a year later, defeated Uruguay 2–0 to win the Artemio Franchi Trophy, an early precursor to the FIFA Confederations Cup.  Paul Pogba was awarded the Best Young Player award during the tournament. In 1984, France, led by Ballon d'Or winner Michel Platini, won UEFA Euro 1984 and Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics. 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). In 2018, France defeated Croatia 4–2 in the final match and won the World Cup for the second time.. France hosted the inaugural UEFA European Football Championship in 1960 and, for the second straight international tournament, reached the semi-finals. The team's worst result in the competition was a first-round elimination in 1992 and 2008.  Ireland took the lead after just two minutes through a controversially awarded penalty, which was converted by Robbie Brady. Platini and Bruno Bellone scored the goals. 2022 World Cup qualifying draw: Ukraine’s national football team to face France 112 Ukraine International 20:19 7-Dec-20. In a 1978 World Cup match against Hungary in Mar del Plata, both teams arrived at Estadio José María Minella with white kits, so France played in green-and-white striped shirts borrowed from Club Atlético Kimberley. A week after the completion of the tournament, Platini stepped down as manager and was replaced by his assistant Gérard Houllier. They have won two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships, two FIFA Confederations Cups and one Olympic tournament. The French international Karim Benzema, under formal investigation in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail a fellow player, has been suspended from the national team, the head of … , 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. Added to these three was the emergence of Geoff Hurst, most notably in the World Cup final. In 1919, the CFI transformed themselves into the French Football Federation (FFF). David Trezeguet scored the golden goal in extra time. The following year, they played their first home match at the famous Parc des Princes, defeating Switzerland in front of close to 500 fans. National 1.  The following year, on 12 February 1905, France contested their first-ever home match against Switzerland. 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