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France national football team
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France national football team

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Nickname
Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association
French Football Federation
Current coach
Raymond Domenech, 2004-
Most capped player
Marcel Desailly: 116
Highest goalscorer
Michel Platini: 41
First International
Belgium 3 - 3 France
(Brussels, Belgium; 1 May, 1904)
Largest win
France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan
(Paris, France; 6 September, 1995)
Largest defeat
Denmark 17 - 1 France
(London, England; 19 October, 1908)
World Cup
Finals appearances: 11 (First: 1930)
Best result: Winners 1998
European Championships
Finals appearances: 6 (First: 1960)
Best result: Winners 1984, 2000

The French national football team have won the FIFA World Cup once in 1998, when France was the host of the event, beating Brazil 3-0. France also won the following European Championship, winning 2-1 in the final against Italy. However, their performance in the 2002 World Cup was dismal, not winning a single game, nor scoring a goal. However, France is generally considered to be one of the stronger sides in international football today.

Table of contents
1 World Cup record
2 European Championship record
3 Famous Players
4 External links

World Cup record

European Championship record

Famous Players

External links


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