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France
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Football (FFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Didier Deschamps
Captain Hugo Lloris
Most caps Lilian Thuram (142)
Top scorer Thierry Henry (51)
Home stadium Stade de France
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 2 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 1 (May 2001 – May 2002, August – September 2018)
Lowest 26 (September 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 2 Increase 3 (3 March 2019)
Highest 1 (most recently 16 August 2018)
Lowest 40 (March–July 1930)
First international
 Belgium 3–3 France [[File:{{{flag alias-1794}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]]
(Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904)
Biggest win
 France 10–0 Azerbaijan 
(Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995)
Biggest defeat

 Denmark 17–1 France [[File:{{{flag alias-1794}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]]

(London, England; 22 October 1908)
World Cup
Appearances 15 (first in 1930)
Best result Champions (1998, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1960)
Best result Champions (1984, 2000)
France champion of the Football World Cup Russia 2018
France after winning the 2018 World Cup.

The France national football team is the national football team of France. The team has won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984 and UEFA Euro 2000. The team came as second in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In the 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup, the team finished in third place. The teams current coach is Didier Deschamps, who took over from Laurent Blanc.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Lilian Thuram 142 2 1994-2008
2 Marcel Desailly 116 3 1993-2004
3 Thierry Henry 109 48 1997-2010
4 Zinedine Zidane 108 31 1994-2006
5 Patrick Vieira 106 6 1997-2009
6 Didier Deschamps 103 4 1989-2000
7 Laurent Blanc 97 16 1989-2000
7 Bixente Lizarazu 97 2 1992-2004
9 Sylvain Wiltord 92 26 1999-2006
10 Fabien Barthez 87 0 1994-2006

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Thierry Henry 51 109 1997-2010
2 Michel Platini 41 72 1976-1987
3 David Trézéguet 34 71 1998-2008
4 Zinédine Zidane 31 108 1994-2006
5 Jean-Pierre Papin 30 54 1986-1995
5 Just Fontaine 30 21 1953-1960
7 Youri Djorkaeff 28 82 1993-2002
8 Sylvain Wiltord 26 92 1999-2006
9 Jean Vincent 22 46 1953-1961
10 Jean Nicolas 21 25 1933-1938
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