France filled with great talents who deserve to be in recorded history. Michel Platini (now UEFA President),
brings the Rooster on four ranked on the World Cup 1982 Spain. and third in the World Cup 1986 Mexico.
In addition, there are Lilian Thuram who has the most caps with France. Similarly, Didier Deschamps, Laurent Blanc, Fabien Barthez and Bixente Lizarazu.
French hero is Zinedine Zidane. With Zidane, France underwent periods of golden era in the late 90s. Despite the failed step into the World Cup finals in 1994 in the United States, Les Bleus pay for it with perfect when lifting the trophy in front of the French public, four years later.
France eventually won the world title after defeating Brazil 3-0 with a crushing score. Two goals scored by Zinedine Zidane (27 ', 45 +1'), while Emmanuel Petit to score the winner at the end of matches.
Zinedine Zidane as FIFA Best Player of 2000, when he led France to win Euro 2000.
Zidane's decision to end his career in 2006 ago, after the incident butt Marco Materazzi in the World Cup finals in Germany, became the France early setback.
Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland and then to witness declining quality of the French game. Appear unconvincing throughout the competition, the French ultimately failed to step into the finals after being ranked at the bottom in Group C.
The participation of France in the World Cup in 2010 was not achieved easily. Rooster stumbled in qualifying and could only finish as runner-up in European Zone Group 7 under Serbia. France must undergo play-off match against the Republic of Ireland. Not only that, the certainty of France qualify for the finals also marked the controversy related to Thierry Henry's handball in the second leg play-off. A William Gallas scored during extra time of birth after Henry looks to handball and give 2-1 aggregate victory. Colored by the faction tensions have time to The Boys in Green are demands for rematch, France still cruised into South Africa. France entered in Group A with host Bafana Bafana, the South American seed Uruguay, and Mexico.
Associations: Federation Francaise de Football
Nickname: Les Bleus
Uniform : Blue-White
Captain : Thierry Henry
Coach : Raymond Domenech