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France World Cup History: Appearances, Wins and All-Time Record for Les Bleus Soccer

Devon Platana
France World Cup History: Appearances, wins, results and all-time record for Les Bleus.
France World Cup History: Appearances, wins, results and all-time record for Les Bleus. / AP Photos/Christophe Ena
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France's men's national soccer team is finally back in the FIFA World Cup for the seventh consecutive tournament. France officially kicks off its run with a match against Australia on Tuesday, the first of three for Les Bleus versus Group D opponents.

Here's everything you need about France's history in the World Cup before play begins.

France World Cup Appearances

This year marks the 16th all-time appearance for the French men's national soccer team. France previously qualified for this tournament in 1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Les Bleus' appearance in 2018 was their most recent prior to this year and wound up being one of their greatest performances as the French won the World Cup for the first time since 1998.

The 2026 World Cup will be France's 17th appearance if the country qualifies.

France World Cup Wins

The French men's national soccer team has been a consistent presence at the World Cup since the tournament's inception. France is tied with Argentina and Uruguay for the fourth-most tournament wins with two, having taken home the gold in 1998 and 2018.

France World Cup Record and Results

The French men's national soccer team is 34-13-19 (W-L-D) across 66 all-time World Cup matches. Check out the full list of Les Bleus' WC results by year below:

  • 1930: Group Stage
  • 1934: Round of 16
  • 1938: Quarterfinals
  • 1954: Group Stage
  • 1958: Third Place
  • 1966: Group Stage
  • 1978: Group Stage
  • 1982: Fourth Place
  • 1986: Third Place
  • 1998: Champions
  • 2002: Group Stage
  • 2006: Runners-Up
  • 2010: Group Stage
  • 2014: Quarterfinals
  • 2018: Champions
  • 2022: TBD

France World Cup Schedule 2022

Check out France full schedule for the group stage at the 2022 World Cup below:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: France vs Australia (2 p.m. ET)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: France vs Denmark (11 a.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30: Tunisia vs France (10 a.m. ET)

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