|Nickname(s)||Les Bleus (The Blues)|
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colors)
de Football (FFF)
|Head coach||Didier Deschamps|
|Asst coach||Guy Stéphan|
|Most caps||Lilian Thuram (142)|
|Top scorer||Thierry Henry (51)|
|Ground||Stade de France|
|FIFA ranking||2 (17 September 2020)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||1 (May 2001 – May 2002, August – September 2018)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||26 (September 2010)|
|Elo ranking||2 1 (14 October 2019)|
|Highest Elo ranking||1 (most recently 11 October 2018)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||40 (March – July 1930)|
|First international|| Belgium 3–3 France |
(Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904)
|Biggest win|| France 10–0 Azerbaijan |
(Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995)
|Biggest defeat|| Denmark 17–1 France |
(London, England; 22 October 1908)
|World Cup appearances||15 (First in 1930)|
|Best result||Winners, 1998, 2018|
|European Championship appearances||10 (First in 1960)|
|Best result||Winners, 1984 and 2000|
The France national football team is the national association football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation (FFF), the governing body for football in France. 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. The French side are the reigning World Cup holders, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018.
They have won two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships, an Olympic tournament, and two FIFA Confederations Cups. France experienced much of its success in four major eras: in the 1950s, 1980s, late 1990s/early 2000s, and late 2010s respectively, which resulted in numerous major honours.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive records
- 3 Results and fixtures
- 4 Players
- 5 Current coaching staff
- 6 Alumni
- 7 Honours
- 8 External links
- Main article: History of the France national football team
2018 FIFA World Cup
- Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup
In 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, France topped their group with 23 points; winning 7 wins, drawing 2 and losing once, although their two draws were against considerably weaker nations, drawing 0–0 with Belarus in their opening match and against Luxembourg, failing to secure a win against the latter since 1914, nearly 103 years. 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. France secured qualification to the World Cup finals with a 2–1 win over Belarus.
France were drawn in Group C along with Australia, Denmark, and Peru. France started the World Cup with a win in the match against Australia. They eventually won the group with a single-goal win against Peru and a goalless draw in the last match against Denmark.
In the knockout stage, France would face Group D runners-up Argentina. The match was ended in a 4–3 victory for France on two goals scored by Kylian Mbappé, who also won a penalty in the opening minutes. In the quarter-finals, France defeated Uruguay 2–0. The team advanced to a semi-final match against Belgium in St. Petersburg, which ended in a 1–0 win for the French with a corner kick headed into the goal by defender Samuel Umtiti. On 15 July, France beat Croatia in the final with result 4–2 to win the World Cup for the second time.
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup finals record||Qualifications record|
|1934||Round of 16||9th||1||0||0||1||2||3||Squad||1||1||0||0||6||1||1934|
|1938||Quarter-finals||6th||2||1||0||1||4||4||Squad||Qualified as hosts||1938|
|1950||Originally did not qualify, then invited, later withdrew||3||0||2||1||4||5||1950|
|1962||Did not qualify||5||3||0||2||10||4||1962|
|1970||Did not qualify||4||2||0||2||6||4||1970|
|1990||Did not qualify||8||3||3||2||10||7||1990|
|1998||Champions||1st||7||6||1||0||15||2||Squad||Qualified as hosts||1998|
|2002||Group stage||28th||3||0||1||2||0||3||Squad||Qualified as defending champions||2002|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined||2022|
- *Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- **Red border indicates tournament was held on home soil.
UEFA European Football Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualification record|
|1964||Did not qualify||6||2||1||3||11||10|
|1984||Champions||1st||5||5||0||0||14||4||Qualified as hosts|
|1988||Did not qualify||8||1||4||3||4||7|
|2016||Runners-up||2nd||7||5||1||1||13||5||Qualified as hosts|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
Results and fixtures
|UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 14 November 2019||France||2–1||Moldova||Saint-Denis, France|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Varane 35'
Giroud 79' (pen.)
|Report||Rață 9'||Stadium: Stade de France|
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
|UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 17 November 2019||Albania||0–2||France||Tirana, Albania|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Report||Tolisso 9'
|Stadium: Arena Kombëtare|
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
|Friendly 27 March 2020||France||Cancelled||Ukraine||Saint-Denis, France|
|21:00 CET (UTC+1)||Stadium: Stade de France|
|Friendly 31 March 2020||France||Cancelled||Finland||Décines-Charpieu, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Stadium: Stade de Lyon|
|Friendly 8 June 2020||France||Cancelled||Croatia||Saint-Denis, France|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Stadium: Stade de France|
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 5 September 2020||Sweden||0–1||France||Solna, Sweden|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Mbappé 41'||Stadium: Friends Arena|
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 8 September 2020||France||4–2||Croatia||Saint-Denis, France|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Griezmann 43'
Livaković 45+1' (o.g.)
*Giroud 77' (pen.)
|Stadium: Stade de France|
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
|Friendly 7 October 2020||France||7–1||Ukraine||Saint-Denis, France|
|21:10 CEST (UTC+2)||Camavinga 9'
Giroud 24', 34'
Mykolenko 39' (o.g.)
|Report||Tsyhankov 53'||Stadium: Stade de France|
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 11 October 2020||France||0–0||Portugal||Saint-Denis, France|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Stade de France|
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 14 October 2020||Croatia||1–2||France||Zagreb, Croatia|
|20:45 CEST (UTC+2)||Vlašić 65'||Report||Griezmann 8'
|Stadium: Stadion Maksimir|
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
|Friendly 11 November 2020||France||v||Finland||Saint-Denis, France|
|21:10 CET (UTC+1)||Stadium: Stade de France|
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 14 November 2020||Portugal||v||France||Lisbon, Portugal|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica|
|2020–21 UEFA Nations League 17 November 2020||France||v||Sweden||TBA, France|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Report|
|UEFA Euro 2020 Group F 15 June 2021||France||v||Germany||Munich, Germany|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Football Arena Munich|
|UEFA Euro 2020 Group F 19 June 2021||Winner Play-off Path A/D||v||France||Budapest, Hungary|
|15:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Stadium: Puskás Aréna|
|UEFA Euro 2020 Group F 23 June 2021||Portugal||v||France||Budapest, Hungary|
|21:00 CEST (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Puskás Aréna|
The following players were called up for the friendly against Ukraine on 7 October, and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia on 11 and 14 October 2020, respectively.
Caps and goals as of 14 October 2020 after the match against Croatia.