2018 FIFA World Cup: France

Tuesday 29th May 2018 2018 fifa world cup: france
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France was among the first few countries to qualify in the 1930 inaugural FIFA World Cup hosted by Uruguay. France holds the record of scoring the very first goal in World cup history which was scored by Lucien Laurent. In their first match, France defeated Mexico with a score of 4-1. 

Caption: France squad in the 1930 World Cup

Picture credit:  bp.blogspot.com

France hosted its first World Cup in the year 1938 and again hosted its second World cup in the year 1998. In contrast to France’s first hosting and not winning a title, the second hosting of World Cup led France to its first victory. In the 1998 finals, France defeated Brazil with a score of 3-0.

Caption: The French team after winning the 1998 World Cup

Picture credit: fifa.com

Before this grand win, France had held the title for becoming third in the 1958 World Cup, fourth in 1982 World Cup, and third in the 1986 World Cup. After its first win, France became the runner-up in the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany.

As of 18 January 2018, France is in the 9th spot in the FIFA ranking. Including the qualification of 2018 FIFA World Cup, France has made a total appearance of 15 times. Coached by the current Coach/manager Didier Deschamps and Goalkeeper Coach Franck Raviot, the current French squad has 23 palyers.

Feel free to check out the description of French team that is given below:

Jersey number

Position

Player

Date of birth

Goals

1

Goalkeeper

Alphonse Areola

27 January 1993

0

16

Goalkeeper

Steve Mandanda

28 March 1985

0

23

Goalkeeper

Benoit Costil

3 July 1987

0

2

Defender

Christophe jallet

31 October 1983

1

3

Defender

Lavin Kurzawa

4 September 1992

1

4

Defender

Raphael Varane

25 April 1993

2

5

Defender

Samuel umtiti

14 November 1993

1

17

Defender

Lucas Digne

20 July 1993

0

19

Defender

Benjamin Pavard

28 March 1996

0

21

Defender

Laurent Koscienly

10 September 1985

1

22

Defender

Presnel Kimpembe

13 August 1995

0

6

Midfielder

Corentin Tolisso

3 August 1994

0

14

Midfielder

Blaise Matuidi

9 April 1987

9

15

Midfielder

Adrien Rabiot

3 April 1995

0

18

Midfielder

Moussa Sissoko

16 August 1989

2

24

Midfielder

Steven N’zonzi

15 December 1988

0

7

Forward

Antoine Griezmann

21 March 1991

19

8

Forward

Nabil Fekir

18 July 1993

1

10

Forward

Alexander Lacazette

28 May 1991

3

11

Forward

Kingsley Coman

13 June 1996

1

12

Forward

Kylian Mbappe

20 December 1998

1

13

Forward

Florian Thauvin

26 January 1993

0

20

Forward

Anthony Martail

5 December 1995

1

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