France National Football Team Roster – Who does not know French national football team? For football lovers, they are one of the best national teams ever. French always has good players to join the national team. Even though the league is not as interesting as leagues from Italy, Spain, and England, their national team always has a big respect for other national teams from other countries. If you want to know more about it, you may need to pay attention to their history.
About French National Football Team
What is the nickname of National Football Team of French? Football lovers surely answer “Les Blues”. That is right; Les Blues is the nickname of French national team where it means “the Blue”. They are called as its nickname because their home jersey color is always dominated by blue color. Their association is named as Federation Francaise de Football. In FIFA, the code of national team is FRA.
The Road of French National Football Team in the World Cup
French firstly joined the World Cup competition in 1930. Until 1994, French has never won the World Cup even though they became one of the most favorite teams many times. The best achievement is to get the third rank in the World Cup in 1958 and 1986. They also have ever not being qualified in the World Cup 6 times in 1950, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1990, and 1994. In the World Cup 1998, they were so confident with many good players. As a result, they won the World Cup for the first time after beating Brazil in the final game. Unfortunately, French national football team could not go far in the next World Cup because they lose against Senegal in the group stage.
The Road of French National Football Team in the EURO Cup
People will never forget French national football team’s World Cup. However, they have good achievements in the Europa competition. In EURO Cup, French have ever won it twice in 1984 and 2000. Besides those achievements, the best achievement is to reach the semifinal in 1996. They were also not qualified many times from 1964 to 1980. If you want to know about French Soccer Squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup Rusia Qualifiers, look this table.
France Soccer Team World Cup 2018 Roster:
|Steve Mandanda||28/03/1985||Crystal Palace|
|Benoît Costil||03/07/1987||Stade Rennes|
|Samuel Umtiti||14/11/1993||FC Barcelona|
|Raphaël Varane||25/04/1993||Real Madrid|
|Sébastien Corchia||01/11/1990||Lille OSC|
|Lucas Digne||20/07/1993||FC Barcelona|
|Jérémy Mathieu||29/10/1983||FC Barcelona|
|Benjamin Mendy||17/07/1994||AS Monaco|
|Laurent Koscielny||10/09/1985||Arsenal FC|
|Aymeric Laporte||27/05/1994||Athletic Bilbao|
|Adil Rami||27/12/1985||Sevilla FC|
|Bacary Sagna||14/02/1983||Man City|
|Djibril Sidibé||29/07/1992||AS Monaco|
|Kurt Zouma||27/10/1994||Chelsea FC|
|N’Golo Kanté||29/03/1991||Chelsea FC|
|Tiemoué Bakayoko||17/08/1994||AS Monaco|
|Yohan Cabaye||14/01/1986||Crystal Palace|
|Florian Thauvin||26/01/1993||Olympique Marseille|
|Corentin Tolisso||03/08/1994||Olympique Lyon|
|Thomas Lemar||12/11/1995||AS Monaco|
|Moussa Sissoko||16/08/1989||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Paul Pogba||15/03/1993||Man United|
|Antoine Griezmann||21/03/1991||Atlético Madrid|
|Alexandre Lacazette||28/05/1991||Olympique Lyon|
|Nabil Fekir||18/07/1993||Olympique Lyon|
|Kevin Gameiro||09/05/1987||Atlético Madrid|
|André-Pierre Gignac||05/12/1985||UANL Tigres|
|Olivier Giroud||30/09/1986||Arsenal FC|
|Kingsley Coman||13/06/1996||Bayern München|
|Ousmane Dembélé||15/05/1997||Borussia Dortmund|
|Anthony Martial||05/12/1995||Manchester United|
|Kylian Mbappé||20/12/1998||AS Monaco|
French in the World Cup 2006
Based on the France national football team history, they always have great football players. In 2006, they joined the World Cup confidently Moreover after they beat Brazil in the knockout phase. French almost got their dream once again after they reached the final. In the final game, they will face Italy. Unfortunately, they lose against Italy through penalties after they played with the same scores until the extra time. In that game, there was also an incident that will never be forgotten where Zinedine Zidane got the red card from the referee after he butts Materazzi’s chest.
After their great football players retired, French is now predicted to have a golden era because they have so many young and potential football players who have proven their capacity in their own football clubs. So, French national football team will always become one of the best teams in the world.