With the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Qatar in a few weeks’ time, France will look to defend their Middle East title under Didier Deschamps. However, it won’t be easy for Les Bleus as they will face stiff competition from the other 31 top nations in world football.
France fans have every reason to be optimistic about their chances at this year’s World Cup, not least because they have a world-class attacker like Kylian Mbappe in their squad.
Let’s focus on how many World Cup titles the European giants have won.
When did the French national team win the World Cup for the first time?
France first participated in the World Cup in 1930, but it took them 68 years to finally be crowned world champions.
On July 12, 1998, the Blues won the World Cup for the first time by beating Brazil 3-0 thanks to Zidane’s brace and a goal in stoppage time. That year, they won the famous game in front of their home-grown French supporters.
The victory will go down in history as one of French football’s proudest moments.
How many World Cups has France won?
France has won the World Cup twice throughout its history. As mentioned, they won the title for the first time on home soil in 1998, beating Brazil 3-0 in the final.
In 2018, the Blues clinched their second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in the final at Luzhniki Stadium in Russia.
Didier Deschamps is now hoping to plot another World Cup triumph for France when the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar on November 20.
France 2022 World Cup Schedule
France will clash with Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium on November 22 in their first group game of this year’s World Cup before taking on Denmark four days later. France will play Tunisia in their final group game on November 30 at the Education City Stadium. However, their main aim is not only to progress to the knockout stages, but also the promotion which will take place on 18 December at the Lusail Stadium.
|match number||game date||France vs.||Time (Greenwich Mean Time)||site|
|1.||November 22||France v Australia||07:00 PM||Aljanub Stadium|
|2.||November 26||France v Denmark||4:00 pm||Stadium 974|
|3.||November 30||Tunisia v France||03:00 PM||Education City Stadium|