The UEFA side France are now very popular in world football due to setting up strong examples on the field with recent successes.
Many global fans are impressed and admired the present French football style. The top-quality French footballers are equally popular in the world.
Here, we have brought brief answers to some common and important questions related to the FIFA World Cup journey of France.
Q. Is France in the World Cup 2022?
A. Yes. In the FIFA World Cup 2022, the defending champions France are beginning from Group D, where they are competing against Denmark, Australia and Tunisia.
Q. How many times did France win the FIFA World Cup?
A. France have already won two FIFA World Cup trophies.
Q. When did France win FIFA World Cup?
A. France won their first FIFA World Cup title in 1998 as the hosts. Later, they won their second World Cup trophy in the 2018 edition in Russia. So, Les Bleus are beginning the FIFA World Cup 2022 as the defending champions.
Q. Does France automatically qualify for World Cup 2022?
A. No. Just like the other 30 teams of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the defending champions France have also qualified for this tournament by playing the qualification round. Only Qatar have earned automatic qualification for the World Cup 2022 due to hosting this competition.
In the FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), France were in Group D along with Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan. Les Bleus comfortably booked their ticket for Qatar 2022 after finishing on top of Group D with 18 points in eight games (5 wins and 3 draws).
Q. How many World Cup finals has France played?
A. France have played three FIFA World Cup finals. Apart from winning in the 1998 and 2018 editions, France also appeared in the FIFA World Cup 2006 final against Italy. In that final, Italy beat Les Bleus in the penalty shootout [1(5)-1(3)].