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France


Federation founded: 1919
FIFA member since: 1904

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - First round exit
1934 - First round exit
1938 - Second round exit
1950 - Did not qualify
1954 - First round exit
1958 - 3rd place
1962 - Did not qualify
1966 - First round exit
1970 - Did not qualify
1974 - Did not qualify
1978 - First round exit
1982 - 4th place
1986 - 3rd place
1990 - Did not qualify
1994 - Did not qualify
1998 - CHAMPIONS
2002 - First round exit
2006 - Beaten finalist

 
STATISTICS
Played
51
Won
25
Drawn
10
Lost
16
Goals for
95
Goals against
64
Points
85
France are 6th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
7-3 vs Paraguay in 1958.
Biggest defeat:
2-5 vs Brazil in 1958.
Overall topscorer:
Juste Fontaine, 13 goals.
Most appearances:
Fabien Barthez, 17 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
1938 and 1998

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Michel Platini
Juste Fontaine
Jean Pierre Papin
Zinedine Zidane

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
SQUAD Apps Gls
1930 Coach: Caudron
Alexis Thepot 3
Andre Tassin
Marcel Capelle 3
Etienne Mattler 3
Numa Andoire
Augustin Chantrel 3
Marcel Pinel 3
Alex Villaplane 3
Celestin Delmer
Jean Laurent
Andre Maschinot 3 2
Marcel Langiller 3 1
Lucien Laurent 3 1
Edmond Delfour 3
Ernest Liberati 3
Emile Veinante

1934 Coach: Gaston Barreau Apps Gls
Alexis Thepot 1
Robert Defosse
Rene Llense
Jacques Mairesse 1
Etienne Mattler 1
Joseph Gonzales
Jules van Dooren
Georges Verriest 1 1
Edmond Delfour 1
Noel Lietaer 1
Celestin Delmer
Louis Gabrillargues
Pierre Korb
Lucien Laurent
Jean Nicolas 1 1
José Alcazar 1
Alfred Aston 1
Frederic Keller 1
Roger Rio 1
Georges Beaucourt
Roger Courtois
Emile Veinante

1938 Coach: Gaston Barreau Apps Gls
Laurent Di Lorto 2
Hector Cazenave 2
Etienne Mattler 2
Jean Bastien 2
Raoul Diagne 2
Gusti Jordan 2
Jean Nicolas 2 2
Oscar Heisserer 2 1
Emile Veinante 2 1
Alfred Aston 2
Edmond Delfour 2

1954 Coach: Gaston Barreau Apps Gls
Francois Remetter 2
Claude Abbes
Lazare Gianessi 2
Raymond Kaelbel 2
Robert Jonquet 1
Xerxes Louis
Roger Marche 1
Armand Penverne 1
Rene Dereuddre 2
Jean J. Marcel 2
Abdelaziz Ben Tifour 1
Leon Glovacki 1
Raymond Kopa 2 1
Jean Vincent 2 1
Andre Strappe 2
Guillaume Bieganski
Antoine Cuissard
Jacques Grimonpon
Andre Lerond
Abderrhamane Mahjoub 1
Cesar J. Ruminski
Erny Schultz

1958 Coach: Albert Batteux Apps Gls
Claude Abbes 4
Francois Remetter 2
Dominique Colonna
Raymond Kaelbel 6
Michel Lerond 6
Armand Penverne 6
Robert Jonquet 5
Maurice Lafond 1
Roger Marche 1
Roger Piantoni 5 3
Jean J. Marcel 5
Yvon Douis 1 1
Bernard Chiarelli
Juste Fontaine 6 13
Raymond Kopa 6 3
Maryan Wisnieski 6 2
Jean Vincent 6 1
Rene Bliard
Stephane Bruey
Robert Mouynet
Celestin Oliver



France's 1966 squad

France's 1978 squad

France's 1982 squad

France's 1986 squad

France's 1998 squad

France's 2002 squad

France's 2006 squad




 

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