France soccer is ranked No. 7 in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. Les Bleus (The Blues) play from Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris.
France Soccer Championships
France has played in 14 World Cups. We were 1998 World Cup champions. We exited the 2014 World Cup in the Quarter Finals.
UEFA European Championship
2016 runner up
2000 and 1984 champions
FIFA Confederations Cup
2003 and 2001 champions
1900 silver medal
France World Cup 2018
The World Cup 2018 is June 14 – July 15, 2018.
France World Cup 2018 Team
The France national soccer team is coached by Didier Deschamps. The team captain is Hugo Lloris.
- Hugo Lloris (#1) plays for Tottenham in England
- Steve Mandana (#16) plays for Marseille in France
- Alphonse Areola (#23) plays for PSG in France
- Benjamin Pavard (#2) plays for Stuttgart in Germany
- Presnel Kimpembe (#3) plays for PSG in France
- Raphaël Varane (#4) plays for Real Madrid in Spain. He is the core of the defense.
- Samuel Umtiti (#5) plays for Barcelona in Spain
- Adil Rami (#17) plays for Marseille in France
- Djibril Sidibé (#19) plays for Monaco in French Ligue 1
- Lucas Hernandez (#21) plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain
- Benjamin Mendy (#22) plays for Manchester City in England
- Paul Pogba (#6) plays for Manchester United in England
- Thomas Lemar (#8) plays for Monaco in French Ligue 1
- Corentin Tolisso (#12) plays for Bayern Münich in Germany
- N’Golo Kanté (#13) plays for Chelsea in England
- Blaise Matuidi (#14) plays for Juventus in Italy
- Steven Nzonzi (#15) plays for Sevilla in Spain
- Antoine Griezmann (#7) plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain
- Oliver Giroud (#9) plays for Chelsea in England. He is the main goalscorer.
- Kylian Mbappé (#10) plays for PSG in France. He is the team’s young star.
- Ousmane Dembélé (#11) plays for Barcelona in Spain
- Nabil Fekir (#18) plays for Lyon in France
- Florian Thauvin (#20) plays for Marseille in France
France World Cup 2018 Group Stage
France is in Group C.
France 2 – 1 Australia
Kazan’ Arena in Kazan, Russia
Saturday, June 16 at 6 am ET
Griezmann and Pogba put Les Blues ahead.
France 1 – 0 Peru
Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Thursday, June 21 at 11 am ET
A goal by Mbappé was all that was needed.
Denmark 0 – 0 France
Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia
Tuesday, June 26 at 10 am ET
France dominated the game, but couldn’t score.
France wins Group C.
France World Cup 2018 Round of 16
France 4 – 3 Argentina
Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10 am ET
France played with order and strength. Argentina played with disorder and weakness.
Griezmann made a penalty count early in the game. Di María and Mercado opened the scoring for Argentina. Pavard answered and Mbappé added a pair of goals for France in an eleven-minute span. Agüero found one more goal, but it wasn’t enough for Argentina who goes home.
France World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals
France plays a World Cup 2018 Quarter Final knockout game against Uruguay on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10 am ET.
France World Cup 2018 Semi Finals
France plays a World Cup 2018 Semi Final knockout game against Belgium on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2 pm ET.