The history of the opening games of the French team in the World Cup

From 1930 to the present day, the French national team has made its history in the world championship. Immerse yourself in all the Blues’ opening matches at the World Cup before attending the 16th edition in Qatar.


The French team during the 1930 World Cup / STAFF/GettyImages

France’s first World Cup match is also the first World Cup match period. The competition, invented by the French, is being played for the first time in Uruguay, with France facing Mexico.

The Blues won’t go into detail and won 4-1 with a legendary goal from Lucien Laurent, who scored the first goal in World Cup history in the 19th minute.


The French team before the match against Austria / STR (FILES)/GettyImages

Facing one of the favorites of the competition, the French team caused a sensation. The Habs, who qualified directly for the round of 16, played a game with many twists and turns that ended in overtime.

Unfortunately, France will lose 3-2 to the Austrians after a great match.


1938 World Cup held in France // GettyImages

In the 1/8 finals, France faces its neighbor Belgium. Thanks to the double of the star of the team, Jean Nicolas, the “blues” won at home against Belgium with a score of 3:1 and qualified for the quarter-finals with Italy for the first time. A match where Squadra Azzurra will easily beat France.


France loses physical resistance against Yugoslavia / STR (FILES)/GettyImages

France returned to the World Cup after the editions were canceled due to World War II. However, facing Yugoslavia, the blues will sink and lose this match due to the goal of striker Milutinovic.


Just mentioned by Fontaine’s teammates / STAFF/GettyImages

The French team will cause a sensation in Sweden. As the young Pele showcased himself to the world, France presented a talented generation.

In the first match against Paraguay, France showed direct ambition with a hat-trick from future top scorer Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in just 5 games. In the semi-final against Brazil led by Pele, France will take the third place in the World Cup.


The French team against Mexico in the 1966 World Cup / STRINGER/GettyImages

After dropping the 1962 edition, France returned to the World Cup for this first World Cup on the soil of football’s inventors, England.

The French team, which is in the group of death with Mexico, England and Argentina, won its only point against the Mexicans in the first game.


Les Bleus in their opening match against Italy in 1978 // GettyImages

France have missed out on the last two editions and come to Argentina with a younger generation eager to shake up the codes. Platini, Tresor, Rocheteau, Lacombe, Six, Michel.

Unfortunately, it will not be enough against Italy, who were two-time world champions at the time, but the foundations have been laid.

Alain Giresse

Alain Giresse v England / GEORGE BENDRIHEM/GettyImages

The Blues will win a sensational tournament if they lose the first match of the competition, especially thanks to a brace from the indefensible Bryan Robson.

France would advance to the semi-finals only to be knocked out on penalties by Germany in a match marked by Patrick Battisto’s tragic injury after Harald Schumacher’s embarrassing foul.


Michel Platini in a duel against a Canadian player / GEORGES GOBET/GettyImages

Canada faces France for its first World Cup appearance. The Canucks hold out for about 80 minutes until Jean-Pierre Papin delivers the Blues.

Despite impressive victories over Italy and Brazil, the French team will next win against Germany in the semifinals of the competition.


France beat South Africa / OMAR TORRES/GettyImages perfectly suited to the competition

France, who qualified for the World Cup at home, will be looking to make a good entry against the South Africans after missing out on the last two World Cups.

In the 36th minute, Dugarry opened the score at the “Velodrome” stadium. “Blues” defeated Brazil 3:0 in the final and eventually became the world champion. For eternity.

Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Frank Leboeuf

France go down against Senegal / KIM JAE-HWAN/GettyImages

This is the beginning of the curse of the World Champions. After the World-Euro double, the French team is consistently presented as the favorite.

But against all odds, France lost their first game against Senegal. Without Zidane in the last two games, France finished last in their group without scoring a single goal.

Thierry Henry, Patrick Mueller

Thierry Henry can’t break the Swiss defense / Ben Radford/GettyImages

A pole. The great Fabien Barthez and the Blues start this World Cup in Germany with a bang.

For Zidane to return to the French team, the Blues will gain momentum from the round of 16 to the final. A heroic journey to a sad end.

Uruguay v France: Group A - 2010 FIFA World Cup

France vs Uruguay in 2010 / Jamie McDonald/GettyImages

Against Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and other Uruguayans, France will struggle to hold on to a draw.

As such, it will be remembered for many controversies and for a long time will have a spoiled image of French football.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema leads the Blues against Honduras / Paul Gilham/GettyImages

Didier Deschamps has taken over the French team and wants to breathe new life into the talented players.

With star player Karim Benzema, the Blues easily beat Honduras thanks to a brace from KB9, coming very close to a hat-trick. The Deschamps era has begun and the future looks bright.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann saves France against Australia / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Crazy team. Proven players, stars and the coveted nugget of all countries. Despite this, France is struggling against Australia. An own goal and Antoine Griezmann’s penalty saved the Blues from the play-off stage, as they had in 2006.

But this time, there is nothing more whimsical than a bang on the football planet for France, who have a second world title.

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