France at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of France's results at the FIFA World Cup. France was one of the four European teams that participated at the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and have appeared in 15 FIFA World Cups, tied for the sixth most of any country.[1] The national team is one of eight to have won the FIFA World Cup title and one of only six to have done so more than once.[2]

The French team won its first World Cup title in 1998. The tournament was played on home soil and France defeated Brazil 3–0 in the final match.[3][4] The tournament was hosted in France once before in 1938, where France was eliminated by defending champions Italy in the quarter finals.

In 2006, France finished as runners-up, losing on penalties (5–3) to Italy after the game was tied 1–1 after 120 minutes. The team has also finished in third place on two occasions, in 1958 and 1986, and in fourth place once, in 1982. In 2018 France won the World Cup for the second time 4–2 against Croatia in Luzhniki Stadium, Russia.[5][6]

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup finals record Qualifications record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA Squad GP W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 3 Squad
Italy 1934 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 2 3 Squad 1 1 0 0 6 1 1934
France 1938 Quarter-finals 6th 2 1 0 1 4 4 Squad Qualified as hosts 1938
Brazil 1950 Originally did not qualify, then invited, later withdrew 3 0 2 1 4 5 1950
Switzerland 1954 Group stage 11th 2 1 0 1 3 3 Squad 4 4 0 0 20 4 1954
Sweden 1958 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2 23 15 Squad 4 3 1 0 19 4 1958
Chile 1962 Did not qualify 5 3 0 2 10 4 1962
England 1966 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad 6 5 0 1 9 2 1966
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 6 4 1970
West Germany 1974 4 1 1 2 3 5 1974
Argentina 1978 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 5 5 Squad 4 2 1 1 7 4 1978
Spain 1982 Fourth place 4th 7 3 2 2 16 12 Squad 8 5 0 3 20 8 1982
Mexico 1986 Third place 3rd 7 4 2 1 12 6 Squad 8 5 1 2 15 4 1986
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 8 3 3 2 10 7 1990
United States 1994 10 6 1 3 17 10 1994
France 1998 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 15 2 Squad Qualified as hosts 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 0 3 Squad Qualified as defending champions 2002
Germany 2006 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 3 0 9 3 Squad 10 5 5 0 14 2 2006
South Africa 2010 Group stage 29th 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad 12 7 4 1 20 10 2010
Brazil 2014 Quarter-finals 7th 5 3 1 1 10 3 Squad 10 6 2 2 18 8 2014
Russia 2018 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 14 6 Squad 10 7 2 1 18 6 2018
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined 2022
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined 2026
Total 15/21 2 Titles 66 34 13* 19 120 77 N/A 111 65 23 23 216 88 Total
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border indicates tournament was held on home soil.


By match

Year as Round Against Score Scorers
Uruguay 1930 Group 1  Mexico 4–1 Laurent, Langiller, Maschinot (2)
Group 1  Argentina 0–1
Group 1  Chile 0–1
Italy 1934 Round 1  Austria 2–3 (a.e.t.) Nicolas, Verriest
France 1938 Round 1  Belgium 3–1 Veinante, Nicolas (2)
Quarter-Final  Italy 1–3 Heisserer
Switzerland 1954 Group 1  Yugoslavia 0–1
Group 1  Mexico 3–2 Vincent, Cardenas, Kopa
Sweden 1958 Group 2  Paraguay 7–3 Fontaine (3), Piantoni, Wisnieski, Kopa, Vincent
Group 2  Yugoslavia 2–3 Fontaine (2)
Group 2  Scotland 2–1 Kopa, Fontaine
Quarter-Final  Northern Ireland 4–0 Wisnieski, Fontaine (2), Piantoni
Semi-Final  Brazil 2–5 Fontaine, Piantoni
Third Place Match  West Germany 6–3 Fontaine (4), Kopa, Douis
England 1966 Group 1  Mexico 1–1 Hausser
Group 1  Uruguay 1–2 De Bourgoing
Group 1  England 0–2
Argentina 1978 Group 1  Italy 1–2 Lacombe
Group 1  Argentina 1–2 Platini
Group 1  Hungary 3–1 Lopez, Berdoll, Rocheteau
Spain 1982 Group 4  England 1–3 Soler
Group 4  Kuwait 4–1 Genghini, Platini, Six, Bossis
Group 4  Czechoslovakia 1–1 Six
Group D Round 2  Austria 1–0 Genghini
Group D Round 2  Northern Ireland 4–1 Giresse (2), Rocheteau (2)
Semi-Final  West Germany 3–3 (a.e.t.), 4–5 (p.) Platini, Tresor, Giresse
Third Place Match  Poland 2–3 Girard, Couriol
Mexico 1986 Group C  Canada 1–0 Papin
Group C  Soviet Union 1–1 Fernández
Group C  Hungary 3–0 Stopyra, Tigana, Rocheteau
Round of 16  Italy 2–0 Platini, Stopyra
Quarter-Final  Brazil 1–1 (a.e.t.), 4–3 (p.) Platini
Semi-Final  West Germany 0–2
Third Place Match  Belgium 4–2 (a.e.t.) Ferreri, Papin, Genghini, Amoros
France 1998 Group C  South Africa 3–0 Dugarry, Issa (o.g.), Henry
Group C  Saudi Arabia 4–0 Henry (2), Trezeguet, Lizarazu
Group C  Denmark 2–1 Djorkaeff, Petit
Round of 16  Paraguay 1–0 (a.e.t.) Blanc
Quarter-Final  Italy 0–0 (a.e.t.), 4–3 (p.)
Semi-Final  Croatia 2–1 Thuram (2)
Final  Brazil 3–0 Zidane (2), Petit
South Korea Japan2002 Group A  Senegal 0–1
Group A  Uruguay 0–0
Group A  Denmark 0–2
Germany 2006 Group G   Switzerland 0–0
Group G  South Korea 1–1 Henry
Group G  Togo 2–0 Vieira, Henry
Round of 16  Spain 3–1 Ribéry, Vieira, Zidane
Quarter-Final  Brazil 1–0 Henry
Semi-Final  Portugal 1–0 Zidane
Final  Italy 1–1 (a.e.t.), 3–5 (p.) Zidane
South Africa 2010 Group A  Uruguay 0–0
Group A  Mexico 0–2
Group A  South Africa 1–2 Malouda
Brazil 2014 Group E  Honduras 3–0 Benzema (2), Valladares (o.g.)
Group E   Switzerland 5–2 Giroud, Matuidi, Valbuena, Benzema, Sissoko
Group E  Ecuador 0–0
Round of 16  Nigeria 2–0 Pogba, Yobo (o.g.)
Quarter-Final  Germany 0–1
Russia 2018 Group C  Australia 2–1 Griezmann, Behich (o.g.)
Group C  Peru 1–0 Mbappé
Group C  Denmark 0–0
Round of 16  Argentina 4–3 Griezmann, Pavard, Mbappé (2)
Quarter-Final  Uruguay 2–0 Varane, Griezmann
Semi-Final  Belgium 1–0 Umtiti
Final  Croatia 4–2 Mandžukić (o.g.), Griezmann, Pogba, Mbappé

France at the 1998 FIFA World Cup

1998 FIFA World Cup Squad

Head coach: Aimé Jacquet

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Bernard Lama (1963-04-07)7 April 1963 (aged 35) 37 France Paris Saint Germain
2 2DF Vincent Candela (1973-10-24)24 October 1973 (aged 24) 10 Italy Roma
3 2DF Bixente Lizarazu (1969-12-09)9 December 1969 (aged 28) 32 Germany Bayern Munich
4 3MF Patrick Vieira (1976-06-23)23 June 1976 (aged 21) 7 England Arsenal
5 2DF Laurent Blanc (1965-11-19)19 November 1965 (aged 32) 68 France Marseille
6 4FW Youri Djorkaeff (1968-03-09)9 March 1968 (aged 30) 37 Italy Internazionale
7 3MF Didier Deschamps (c) (1968-10-15)15 October 1968 (aged 29) 69 Italy Juventus
8 2DF Marcel Desailly (1968-09-07)7 September 1968 (aged 29) 41 Italy Milan
9 4FW Stéphane Guivarc'h (1970-09-06)6 September 1970 (aged 27) 6 France Auxerre
10 3MF Zinedine Zidane (1972-06-23)23 June 1972 (aged 25) 33 Italy Juventus
11 3MF Robert Pires (1973-10-29)29 October 1973 (aged 24) 13 France Metz
12 4FW Thierry Henry (1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 20) 3 France Monaco
13 3MF Bernard Diomède (1974-01-23)23 January 1974 (aged 24) 6 France Auxerre
14 3MF Alain Boghossian (1970-10-27)27 October 1970 (aged 27) 6 Italy Sampdoria
15 2DF Lilian Thuram (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 (aged 26) 32 Italy Parma
16 1GK Fabien Barthez (1971-06-28)28 June 1971 (aged 26) 12 France Monaco
17 3MF Emmanuel Petit (1970-09-22)22 September 1970 (aged 27) 17 England Arsenal
18 2DF Frank Lebœuf (1968-01-22)22 January 1968 (aged 30) 13 England Chelsea
19 3MF Christian Karembeu (1970-12-03)3 December 1970 (aged 27) 31 Spain Real Madrid
20 4FW David Trezeguet (1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 20) 4 France Monaco
21 4FW Christophe Dugarry (1972-03-24)24 March 1972 (aged 26) 23 France Marseille
22 1GK Lionel Charbonnier (1966-10-25)25 October 1966 (aged 31) 1 France Auxerre

France vs South Africa

France  3–0  South Africa
Dugarry Goal 36'
Issa Goal 77' (o.g.)
Henry Goal 90+2'
Report
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c) Yellow card 53'
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit Yellow card 28' Substituted off 73'
RW 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted off 84'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane Yellow card 75'
LW 12 Thierry Henry
CF 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Substituted off 26'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry Substituted in 26'
MF 14 Alain Boghossian Substituted in 73'
FW 20 David Trezeguet Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Hans Vonk
DF 3 David Nyathi
DF 4 Willem Jackson Yellow card 39'
DF 5 Mark Fish
DF 19 Lucas Radebe (c)
DF 21 Pierre Issa
MF 7 Quinton Fortune
MF 10 John Moshoeu
FW 6 Phil Masinga
FW 12 Brendan Augustine Substituted off 56'
FW 17 Benni McCarthy Substituted off 89'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Helman Mkhalele Substituted in 56'
FW 9 Shaun Bartlett Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Philippe Troussier

Assistant referees:
Arnaldo Pinto (Brazil)
Merere Gonzales (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

France vs Saudi Arabia

France  4–0  Saudi Arabia
Henry Goal 37'78'
Trezeguet Goal 68'
Lizarazu Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
DF 3 Bixente Lizarazu Yellow card 50'
DF 5 Laurent Blanc Yellow card 36'
DF 8 Marcel Desailly
DF 15 Lilian Thuram
MF 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
MF 10 Zinedine Zidane Red card 71'
MF 13 Bernard Diomède Substituted off 58'
MF 14 Alain Boghossian
FW 12 Thierry Henry Substituted off 79'
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry Substituted off 30'
Substitutions:
FW 20 David Trezeguet Substituted in 30'
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted in 58'
MF 11 Robert Pires Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani Yellow card 7' Substituted off 76'
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi Red card 19'
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
DF 13 Hussein Sulaimani
MF 6 Fuad Amin (c)
MF 7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani
MF 16 Khamis Al-Owairan
MF 20 Hamzah Saleh
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber Yellow card 82'
FW 10 Saeed Al-Owairan Substituted off 33'
Substitutions:
MF 12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi Substituted in 33' Substituted off 65'
MF 14 Khalid Al-Muwallid Substituted in 65'
DF 17 Ahmed Dokhi Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Carlos Alberto Parreira

Assistant referees:
Reynaldo Salinas (Honduras)
Luis Torres Zúñiga (Costa Rica)
Fourth official:
Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

France vs Denmark

France  2–1  Denmark
Djorkaeff Goal 12' (pen.)
Petit Goal 56'
Report M. Laudrup Goal 42' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,100
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
DF 2 Vincent Candela
DF 8 Marcel Desailly (c)
DF 18 Franck Leboeuf
MF 4 Patrick Vieira Yellow card 62'
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff
MF 11 Robert Pires Substituted off 71'
MF 13 Bernard Diomède Yellow card 53'
MF 17 Emmanuel Petit Substituted off 64'
MF 19 Christian Karembeu
FW 20 David Trezeguet Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Alain Boghossian Substituted in 64'
FW 12 Thierry Henry Substituted in 71'
FW 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
DF 2 Michael Schjønberg
DF 3 Marc Rieper
DF 4 Jes Høgh
DF 5 Jan Heintze
DF 6 Thomas Helveg
DF 13 Jacob Laursen Substituted off 46'
MF 7 Allan Nielsen
MF 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
MF 21 Martin Jørgensen Substituted off 54'
FW 11 Brian Laudrup Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
DF 12 Søren Colding Yellow card 65' Substituted in 46'
FW 19 Ebbe Sand Substituted in 54'
MF 15 Stig Tøfting Yellow card 78' Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Bo Johansson

Assistant referees:
Nimal Wickeramatunge (Sri Lanka)
Emanuel Zammit (Malta)
Fourth official:
Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Round of 16 France vs Paraguay

France  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Paraguay
Blanc Golden goal 114' Report
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit Substituted off 69'
RW 13 Bernard Diomède Substituted off 76'
LW 6 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 20 David Trezeguet
CF 12 Thierry Henry Substituted off 64'
Substitutes:
MF 11 Robert Pires Substituted in 64'
MF 14 Alain Boghossian Substituted in 69'
FW 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 José Luis Chilavert (c) Yellow card 19'
RB 2 Francisco Arce Yellow card 84'
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra
CB 5 Celso Ayala
LB 11 Pedro Sarabia
CM 10 Roberto Acuña
CM 16 Julio César Enciso Yellow card 32'
CM 13 Carlos Humberto Paredes Substituted off 74'
AM 21 Jorge Luis Campos Substituted off 55'
AM 15 Miguel Ángel Benítez Yellow card 23'
CF 9 José Cardozo Substituted off 91'
Substitutes:
MF 7 Julio César Yegros Substituted in 55'
DF 20 Denis Caniza Substituted in 74'
MF 8 Aristides Rojas Substituted in 91'
Manager:
Paulo César Carpegiani

Assistant referees:
Nimal Wickeramatunge (Sri Lanka)
Lencie Fred (Vanuatu)
Fourth official:
Esse Baharmast (United States)

Quarter-Final Italy vs France

Italy  0–0 (a.e.t.)  France
Report
Penalties
R. Baggio Penalty scored
Albertini Penalty missed
Costacurta Penalty scored
Vieri Penalty scored
Di Biagio Penalty missed
3 – 4 Penalty scored Zidane
Penalty missed Lizarazu
Penalty scored Trezeguet
Penalty scored Henry
Penalty scored Blanc
Attendance: 77,000
GK 12 Gianluca Pagliuca
RB 2 Giuseppe Bergomi Yellow card 28'
CB 4 Fabio Cannavaro
CB 5 Alessandro Costacurta Yellow card 113'
LB 3 Paolo Maldini (c)
CM 11 Dino Baggio Substituted off 52'
CM 14 Luigi Di Biagio
RW 17 Francesco Moriero
LW 7 Gianluca Pessotto Substituted off 90'
SS 10 Alessandro Del Piero Yellow card 26' Substituted off 67'
CF 21 Christian Vieri
Substitutes:
MF 9 Demetrio Albertini Substituted in 52'
FW 18 Roberto Baggio Substituted in 67'
MF 15 Angelo Di Livio Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Cesare Maldini
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
DM 7 Didier Deschamps (c) Yellow card 62'
RM 19 Christian Karembeu Substituted off 65'
LM 17 Emanuel Petit
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
SS 6 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Yellow card 53' Substituted off 65'
Substitutes:
FW 12 Thierry Henry Substituted in 65'
FW 20 David Trezeguet Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet

Assistant referees:
Mark Warren (England)
Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania)
Fourth official:
Said Belqola (Morocco)

Semi-Final France vs Croatia

France  2–1  Croatia
Thuram Goal 47'70' Report Šuker Goal 46'
Attendance: 76,000
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 5 Laurent Blanc Red card 76'
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
DM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
RM 19 Christian Karembeu Substituted off 31'
LM 17 Emmanuel Petit
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
SS 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted off 77'
CF 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Substituted off 68'
Substitutes:
FW 12 Thierry Henry Substituted in 31'
FW 20 David Trezeguet Substituted in 68'
DF 18 Frank Leboeuf Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Dražen Ladić
RB 20 Dario Šimić Yellow card 88'
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 4 Igor Štimac
LB 17 Robert Jarni
DM 14 Zvonimir Soldo
RM 7 Aljoša Asanović Yellow card 45'
LM 13 Mario Stanić Yellow card 75' Substituted off 89'
AM 10 Zvonimir Boban (c) Substituted off 66'
SS 19 Goran Vlaović
CF 9 Davor Šuker
Substitutes:
FW 11 Silvio Marić Substituted in 66'
MF 8 Robert Prosinečki Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Miroslav Blažević

Assistant referees:
Fernando Tresaco Gracia (Spain)
Jorge Díaz Gálvez (Chile)
Fourth official:
Epifanio González Chávez (Paraguay)

Final

The 1998 final was held on 12 July at the Stade de France, Saint-Denis. France defeated holders Brazil 3–0, with two goals from Zinedine Zidane and a stoppage time strike from Emmanuel Petit. The win gave France their first World Cup title, becoming the sixth national team after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina to win the tournament on their home soil. They also inflicted the heaviest defeat on Brazil since 1930.[7]

The pre-match build up was dominated by the omission of Brazilian striker Ronaldo from the starting lineup only to be reinstated 45 minutes before kick-off.[8] He managed to create the first open chance for Brazil in the 22nd minute, dribbling past defender Thuram before sending a cross out on the left side that goalkeeper Fabien Barthez struggled to hold onto. France however took the lead in the 27th minute after Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos conceded a corner which Zidane scored with a header from the right.[9] Three minutes before half-time, Zidane scored his second goal of the match, similarly another header from a corner, this time from the left side. The tournament hosts went down to ten men in the 68th minute as Marcel Desailly was sent off for a second bookable offence. Brazil reacted to this by making an attacking substitution and although they applied pressure France sealed the win with a third goal: substitute Patrick Vieira set up his club teammate Petit in a counterattack to shoot low past goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel.[10]

French president Jacques Chirac was in attendance to congratulate and commiserate the winners and runners-up respectively after the match.[11] Several days after the victory, winning manager Aimé Jacquet announced his resignation from the French team with immediate effect.[12][13][14]

Brazil  0–3  France
Report Zidane Goal 27'45+1'
Petit Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 75,000
Brazil
France
GK 1 Claudio Taffarel
RB 2 Cafu
CB 3 Aldair
CB 4 Júnior Baiano Yellow card 33'
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 César Sampaio Substituted off 73'
CM 8 Dunga (c)
AM 10 Rivaldo
AM 18 Leonardo Substituted off 46'
CF 20 Bebeto
CF 9 Ronaldo
Substitutes:
MF 19 Denílson Substituted in 46'
FW 21 Edmundo Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
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GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly Yellow card 48' Yellow-red card 68'
CB 18 Frank Leboeuf
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
DM 7 Didier Deschamps (c) Yellow card 39'
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit
CM 19 Christian Karembeu Yellow card 56' Substituted off 57'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted off 74'
CF 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h Substituted off 66'
Substitutes:
MF 14 Alain Boghossian Substituted in 57'
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry Substituted in 66'
MF 4 Patrick Vieira Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
Man of the match
Officials
Match rules
  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Three substitutions permitted

Record players

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez also shares the FIFA World Cup record for most matches without conceding a goal, which he achieved ten times. The only other player to have reached that number is England's Peter Shilton.

No. Name Matches World Cups
1 Fabien Barthez 17 1998, 2002 and 2006
Thierry Henry 17 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010
3 Lilian Thuram 16 1998, 2002 and 2006
4 Maxime Bossis 15 1978, 1982 and 1986
5 Michel Platini 14 1978, 1982 and 1986
Hugo Lloris 14 2010, 2014 and 2018
7 Manuel Amoros 12 1982 and 1986
Alain Giresse 12 1982 and 1986
Jean Tigana 12 1982 and 1986
David Trezeguet 12 1998, 2002 and 2006
Patrick Vieira 12 1998, 2002 and 2006
Zinedine Zidane 12 1998, 2002 and 2006
Olivier Giroud 12 2014 and 2018
Antoine Griezmann 12 2014 and 2018
Raphaël Varane 12 2014 and 2018

Top goalscorers

Just Fontaine scored all his 13 World Cup goals in 1958, where France reached third place. This makes him record holder for most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup. At the time, it also made him the most successful World Cup scorer of all time until the record was broken by West Germany's Gerd Müller in the World Cup final of 1974.

No. Name Goals World Cups
1 Just Fontaine 13 1958
2 Thierry Henry 6 1998 (3) and 2006 (3)
3 Michel Platini 5 1978 (1), 1982 (2) and 1986 (2)
Zinedine Zidane 5 1998 (2) and 2006 (3)
5 Raymond Kopa 4 1958
Dominique Rocheteau 4 1978 (1), 1982 (2) and 1986 (1)
Antoine Griezmann 4 2018
Kylian Mbappé 4 2018
9 Jean Nicolas 3 1934 (1) and 1938 (2)
Roger Piantoni 3 1958
Alain Giresse 3 1982
Karim Benzema 3 2014

References

  1. ^ "Team Profile: France". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  2. ^ "France's Day of Soccer Glory Arrives; Upset of Brazil in World Cup". New York Times. 13 July 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Where are they now? France's 1998 World Cup Winners". Goal.com. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Host nation routs Brazilians 3-0 in World Cup final". Sports Illustrated. 1 December 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "France 1998". BBC Sport. 17 April 2002. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  6. ^ "1998 World Cup: Vive La Revolution!". CBC.ca. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  7. ^ Paul, Oberjuerge (12 July 1998). "France plays perfect host; hoists World Cup in Paris". Gannett News Service. Paris: SoccerTimes. Archived from the original on 2011-11-28. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  8. ^ "World commentators decry Brazil, Ronaldo". CNNSI. Associated Press. 12 July 1998. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  9. ^ "France plays perfect host; hoists World Cup in Paris". Soccer Times. 12 July 1998. Archived from the original on 2011-11-28. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  10. ^ "ZZ Top of the World". New Straits Times. 13 July 1998. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Zidane leads France to pinnacle of soccer glory". CNNSI. Associated Press. 12 July 1998. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  12. ^ Barth, Elie (18 July 1998). "Il devrait succéder à Gérard Houllier comme directeur technique national". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Jacquet steps down to move up". New Straits Times. 18 July 1998. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  14. ^ "The 1998 World Cup Final – on reflection…". Zonal Marking. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013.

External links

  • France at FIFA
  • Complete France FIFA World Cup Stats
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