France

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France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
Association French Football Federation(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 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest (May 2001 – May 2002)
Lowest 27 (September 2010)
Elo ranking
Current Steady (18 April 2018)
Highest (most recently July 2007)
Lowest 40 (March–July 1930)
First international
 Belgium 3–3 France 
(BrusselsBelgium; 1 May 1904)
Biggest win
 France 10–0 Azerbaijan 
(AuxerreFrance; 6 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 17–1 France 
(LondonEngland; 22 October 1908)
World Cup
Appearances 15 (first in 1930)
Best result Champions, 1998
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1960)
Best result Champions, 1984 and 2000
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2001)
Best result Champions, 2001 and 2003

 


 

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The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and preceding warm-up matches.


Caps and goals as of 27 March after the match against Russia.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Hugo Lloris (Captain) 26 December 1986 (age 31) 96 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
16 GK Steve Mandanda 28 March 1985 (age 33) 26 0 France Marseille
23 GK Alphonse Areola 27 February 1993 (age 25) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain

2 DF Benjamin Pavard 28 March 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
3 DF Presnel Kimpembe 13 August 1995 (age 22) 1 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
4 DF Raphaël Varane 25 April 1993 (age 25) 41 2 Spain Real Madrid
5 DF Samuel Umtiti 14 November 1993 (age 24) 16 1 Spain Barcelona
17 DF Adil Rami 27 December 1985 (age 32) 33 1 France Marseille
19 DF Djibril Sidibé 29 July 1992 (age 25) 15 1 France Monaco
21 DF Lucas Hernández 14 February 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
22 DF Benjamin Mendy 17 July 1994 (age 23) 4 0 England Manchester City

6 MF Paul Pogba 15 March 1993 (age 25) 51 9 England Manchester United
8 MF Thomas Lemar 12 November 1995 (age 22) 10 3 France Monaco
12 MF Corentin Tolisso 3 August 1994 (age 23) 6 0 Germany Bayern Munich
13 MF N’Golo Kanté 29 March 1991 (age 27) 22 1 England Chelsea
14 MF Blaise Matuidi 9 April 1987 (age 31) 64 9 Italy Juventus
15 MF Steven Nzonzi 15 December 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Spain Sevilla

7 FW Antoine Griezmann 21 March 1991 (age 27) 51 19 Spain Atlético Madrid
9 FW Olivier Giroud 30 September 1986 (age 31) 71 30 England Chelsea
10 FW Kylian Mbappé 20 December 1998 (age 19) 12 3 France Paris Saint-Germain
11 FW Ousmane Dembélé 15 May 1997 (age 21) 9 1 Spain Barcelona
18 FW Nabil Fekir 18 July 1993 (age 24) 10 1 France Lyon
20 FW Florian Thauvin 26 January 1993 (age 25) 3 0 France Marseille

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for France squad within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Benoît Costil 3 July 1987 (age 30) 1 0 France Bordeaux 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE

DF Mamadou Sakho 13 July 1990 (age 27) 28 2 England Crystal Palace 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Mathieu Debuchy 28 July 1985 (age 32) 27 2 France Saint-Étienne 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Lucas Digne 20 July 1993 (age 24) 21 0 Spain Barcelona 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Kurt Zouma 27 October 1994 (age 23) 2 0 England Stoke City 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Laurent Koscielny 10 September 1985 (age 32) 51 1 England Arsenal v.  Russia, 27 March 2018 INJ
DF Christophe Jallet 31 October 1983 (age 34) 16 1 France Nice v.  Germany, 14 November 2017
DF Layvin Kurzawa 4 September 1992 (age 25) 11 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Germany, 14 November 2017
DF Jordan Amavi 9 March 1994 (age 24) 0 0 France Marseille v.  Belarus, 10 October 2017

MF Moussa Sissoko 16 August 1989 (age 28) 53 2 England Tottenham Hotspur 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Kingsley Coman 13 June 1996 (age 21) 15 1 Germany Bayern Munich 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Adrien Rabiot 3 April 1995 (age 23) 6 0 France Paris Saint-Germain 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / WTD

FW Anthony Martial 5 December 1995 (age 22) 18 1 England Manchester United 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Alexandre Lacazette 28 May 1991 (age 26) 16 3 England Arsenal 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Wissam Ben Yedder 12 August 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Spain Sevilla 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Dimitri Payet 29 March 1987 (age 31) 37 8 France Marseille v.  Belarus, 10 October 2017 INJ
Notes

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from international football
SUS Suspended from national team
WTD Withdrew due to other reasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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