• Home Stadium: Various
  • Coach: Didier Deschamps
  • FIFA Ranking: 4
  • World Cups Won: 2
  • Key Players: Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema

*Updated 11/7/22

Current Squad / Roster

The reigning world champions will be looking to defend the honor they won four years ago. France Team’s World Cup hopes will be high ahead of Qatar, as few nations boast as many talented players across all positions as the French. The France betting odds suggest that they will be hard to stop, but do the France stats support their claims?

France’s FIFA World Cup Future Odds

The FIFA World Cup betting stats have France among the favorites to win the competition later this year. They are currently second favorites in the betting, as they are an 11/2 chance. France also has a 6/4 chance to reach the semi-finals and has a number of players in the race for the Golden Boot. Kylian Mbappe is among the favorites in the FIFA World Cup odds at 8/1, while Karim Benzema is also a 12/1 chance.

FIFA World Cup France's Record

Historical Events

France has competed in 16 World Cups, with the first France World Cup showing coming in 1930. The national side has only failed to qualify for the World Cup finals on six occasions, most recently in 1994. Since then, France has won the World Cup on two occasions, with their first success coming in 1998 in their home competition.

However, they have also been embarrassed on a number of occasions at the World Cup, including being knocked out in the group stages on two occasions since 2000. France’s second World Cup honor was achieved in dominant fashion four years ago, as they beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 final.

France is among the most successful nations in World Cup history, as they are one of a number of nations that have won the prestigious honor on multiple occasions. The second France World Cup success came four years ago in Russia, as they won six of the seven games that they played. It was their best showing at the competition since winning the World Cup in 1998, as they scored 14 goals and conceded just six times.

However, despite winning in an emphatic fashion, the France stats show that the 2018 World Cup saw them concede more goals in a single campaign than each of their previous six appearances at the competition. France has progressed to the final on three previous occasions, winning twice but losing the 2006 World Cup final against Italy. They have also been eliminated at the group stage on six occasions in 16 previous appearances.

The French national side has always been able to call upon talented players throughout its history. None were more celebrated than Zinedine Zidane, who scored twice in their World Cup final success against Brazil in 1998. However, he would later become the villain, as he was sent off in their next final appearance in 2006. Thierry Henry is the highest goalscorer in France’s history, as the France stats show that he scored 51 goals during his career.

However, Just Fontaine was the highest scorer for the national side in World Cup history, as the forward struck 13 times in the 1958 edition of the competition. Fabian Barthez and Henry hold the record for most appearances for France in World Cup history after appearing on 17 occasions.

France’s Fun Facts In Previous World Cups

France’s Just Fontaine remains the record holder for the highest goalscorer in a single World Cup campaign. His tally of 13 had been the all-time highest number of goals by a single player in World Cup history until Gerd Muller broke the record in 1974. Zinedine Zidane’s international career ended under a cloud of smoke in the 2006 World Cup final, as he was sent off for a head-butt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi.

The sending-off saw Zidane become only the second player to be sent off in two different World Cups and the fourth player to be red-carded in a World Cup final. France’s last World Cup success came in Russia four years ago. Their final victory over Croatia was the highest-scoring final since England’s 1966 success against Germany. It was also the first World Cup final to use the Video Assistant Referee, but many experts questioned its success as France’s penalty to give them a 2-1 lead was deemed incorrect by many.

France Squad for the 2022 World Cup

Expected FIFA World Cup Team Roster

The France World Cup roster will be a very difficult decision for Didier Deschamps, as the nation boasts an array of talent across all areas of the pitch. However, it’s likely that the squad will remain relatively unchanged from the roster that represented the nation at the European Championships last summer.

World Cup Schedule

The France FIFA World Cup schedule is set, as they were drawn in one relatively straightforward FIFA World Cup group. They will play in Group D, and their schedule for the group stages can be found below: 

  • November 22 – France vs. Australia
  • November 26 – France vs. Denmark
  • November 30 – Tunisia vs. France 

USA 2022 World Cup Odds

Team Odds
France +600

To Win Group D

France -250
Denmark +300
Tunisia +1400
Australia +1000

Take a look to the main France soccer betting information, teams, stats, odds, and picks.

Ligue 1 (First Division)

  • Ajaccio
  • Angers
  • Auxerre
  • Brest
  • Clermont
  • Lens
  • Lille
  • Lorient
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
  • Troyes

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