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France

France play Football and hail from Europe.

France, winners in 2002, are ranked 5th or 6th favourites by the bookies this time round. This is because they have some talented players, and an easy-looking path to the quarter-finals. Their results in the last year however suggest they won't do much - they only got in via the play-offs 3-2 on aggregate against Ukraine (after losing the first leg 2-0), lost 3-0 to Brazil, 1-0 to Uruguay, 2-1 to Germany and 1-0 to Spain. However they did beat the Netherlands 1-0.

Their team will need little introduction to fans of the English Premiership, as 9 of their 23-man squad play in England - more than any other country - players like Lloris, Evra, Sagna, Giroud and Remy. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich) will provide much of the attacking threat. The talent is there to go far but can they break the habit of the last few years and actually live up to their potential?

Fixtures & results

Date Team 1 Team 2 Report
Football World Cup 2010
Group A
11-Jun-10 Uruguay 0 - 0 France Report
17-Jun-10 France 0 - 2 Mexico Report
22-Jun-10 France 1 - 2 South Africa Report
Football Euro 2012
Group D
11-Jun-12 France 1 - 1 England Report
15-Jun-12 Ukraine 0 - 2 France Report
19-Jun-12 Sweden 2 - 0 France N/A
Quarter-finals
23-Jun-12 Spain 2 - 0 France Report
Football World Cup 2014
Group E
15-Jun-14 France 3 - 0 Honduras Report
20-Jun-14 Switzerland 2 - 5 France Report
25-Jun-14 Ecuador 0 - 0 France Report
Last 16
30-Jun-14 France 2 - 0 Nigeria Report
Quarter-finals
04-Jul-14 France 0 - 1 Germany Report
Football Euro 2016
Group A
10-Jun-16 France 2 - 1 Romania N/A
15-Jun-16 France 2 - 0 Albania N/A
19-Jun-16 Switzerland 0 - 0 France N/A
Last 16
26-Jun-16 France 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland N/A
Quarter-finals
03-Jul-16 France - Iceland N/A