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France national team

Do you know the France national team's history, from the first match in 1904 since today ?

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Who was the first french scorer ? 

Louis Mesnier

Which team was the first opponent of France ?

Belgium (Draw 3-3)

Largest defeat 

1-17 against Denmark in 1909

Largest win

10-0 against Azerbaijan in 1995

What was the best performance of France in the first World Cup in 1930 ?

First round. Despite a win against Mexico 4-1, the French lost the two others matches against Argentina (0-1) and Chile (0-1)

How many appearances in World Cup ?

14 appearances. They missed 1950, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1990 and 1994.

How many time has France organized the World Cup ?

Twice, in 1938 and 1998

What's the best result in World Cup for France ?

Champions in 1998

Who scored the 1000th goal of France ?

Emmanuel Petit scored the 1000th goal against Brazil in 1998 (3-0)

France won the Artemio Franchi title in 1985. What is it ?

Intercontinental Cup of Nations

They was only two editions in 1985 and 1993. This trophy can be considered a precursor of the Confederations Cup

How many head coachs had the France have ?

20 head coachs among them Albert Batteux, Michel Kovacs, Michel Hidalgo and Aimé Jacquet.

The first head coach was Gaston Barreau and the current manager today is Didier Deschamps.

How many appearances in European championship ?

9 appearances: 1960, 1984, 1992 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016

France had only two head coach strangers  in his history. Who ?

The english George Kimpton in 1934 and the rumanian Stefan Kovacs between 1973 and 1975

Who is the most capped player ?

Lilian Thuram with 142 caps

Who is the top scorer ?

Thierry Henry with 51 goals 

When did we heard "La Marseillaise" for the first time during a game ?

In 1935 against Germany

Adidas was for a long time the kits provider of France. From when till when ?

From 1972 till 2010.

Which country is the most frequently opponent of France ?

Belgium with 73 matches: 30 wins for Belgium, 24 for France ans 19 draws

Who is the current top scorer ?

Karim Benzema with 25 goals

Didier Deschamps had 54 caps being captain, a record. But was is the youngest captain of France ?

Raphaël Varane at 21 years and 6 months, against Armenia in 2014

In 1998 France national team inaugurated the first match in Stade de France, containing 80 000 places. Against who ?

Spain. The french team won 1-0.

Raymond Domenech was not the most liked when he was head coach. Still, he has a record. Which one ?

He is the head coach who led the most matches : 79 matches (41 wins, 24 draws, 14 defeats)

France team was undefeated during 30 matches. When ?

From February 1994 to October 1996