In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the France national football team and their chances of winning yet another FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the France Football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
We all witnessed the fantastic triumph in Russia for the French team, making it their second FIFA World Cup victory in their history. The French team managed to replicate glory at the World Cup stage exactly 20 years after their first win on home soil.
Will France avoid being knocked out in the Group stages like so many other national teams after winning the World Cup?
Read more to learn about:
- France’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- France’s road to Qatar
- France squad
- LV BET betting tips on France
France at the FIFA World Cup
France football team approaches the World Cup in Qatar as the reigning World champions and will want to push on to potentially seal a third World Cup triumph. Throughout history, recent World Cup winners have not enjoyed the best of time in the following World Cup as they typically get eliminated in the group stages.
The road to victory in Russia was impeccable for the France national team, winning the group formed by Australia, Peru and Denmark. Moving on to the elimination stages, France faced Argentina in one of the most entertaining and thrilling matches of the tournament, ending in favour of France, winning 4-3. In the quarter-final, Varane and Griezmann found the net against Uruguay and in the semi-final, Samuel Umtiti scored for the first time in a competitive match for France national team to put them in the final.
The final was entertaining, with both sides scoring early, but the France national football team took control of the final, scoring three goals in quick succession, making it 4-1. Hugo Lloris lingered with the ball too long in the closing stages, inviting the challenge of Mandzukic, who tipped the ball into the net, making it 4-2, which is how it ended, crowning the France national football team as the winners.
France successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
One of the biggest success stories for the France football team was in 2018 and in 1998 as they went all the way to lifting the trophy. In the 1998 campaign, the France squad only conceded two goals throughout the whole tournament, one of the least a team has conceded when playing all the games.
Despite the success enjoyed winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, it was followed by a horrible showing by the reigning champions in South Korea and Japan. France was knocked out in the group stages after losing two and drawing the other game. In the opening match against Senegal, France lost 1-0, then drew against Uruguay and fell to another defeat at the hands of Denmark.
Another period in the France national football team that can be dubbed as a failure is in 1990 and 1994 when they failed to qualify for the group stage, which for a national team such as France was a big disappointment.
France’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
France national team won Group D with five wins and three draws, conceding just three in the process. Group D was formed by Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina lastly, Kazakhstan.
France opened up an excellent six-point gap from Ukraine to ensure that they will qualify for the World Cup early.
Who will France play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
The France national football team will be playing in Group D, with teams such as Tunisia, Denmark and the AFC-CONMEBOL playoff winners.
It will be the fourth time that France will face Denmark in the group stage of the World Cup. France squad is the favourite to win Group D, followed by Denmark.
The fixtures for the France national team are as follows:
- France vs Playoff winners 22nd November 2022 22:00 AI Janoub Stadium, AI Wakrah
- France vs Denmark 26th November 2022 19:00 Stadium 974, Doha
- Tunisia vs France 30th November 2022 18:00 Education City Stadium, AI Rayyan
France squad for the World Cup in Qatar
One of the most illustrious squads in the World will surely be France, with young talents such as Mbappe who is more than capable to set the world alight again at such a young age.
Hugo Lloris will be tested for his place as Mike Maignon enjoyed one of the finest seasons, with AC Milan winning the golden glove in the process. Theo Hernandez has also staked his claim for a call up to the national team after a blistering season with the now Italian champions.
Kante in the middle of the park will have a great impact together with the fancy feet of Paul Pogba, who is nearing a return to Juventus on a free. France national football team players will all look to replicate the success enjoyed last time in Russia.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in France?
All around France, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the France National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
|FIFA World Cup round||Category I||Category II||Category III|
|Match for 3rd place||1,550||1,100||750|
Betting tips and odds on France national team
France national football team are the favourites to win Group D. France to be outright winners of Group D is priced at 4/10 (1.40). Additionally, we are pricing France to reach the final once again at 11/4 (3.75)
Bets on France national football team at LV BET
At LV BET, we have a wide array of betting options. You are able to place your bets on the stage of elimination for the France national team. You are also able to bet if the team reaches the World Cup final or not.
We are pricing an early elimination for France in the group stages at 8/1 (9.00), and at 5/1 (6.00) to be eliminated in the semi-final. Kylian Mbappe is the most likely to be the top scorer as he is at 9/1 (10.00).