France in the European Championship –

France in the European Championship – fr

(Reuters) – The following is a factbox on France, which is in Group F of this year’s European Championship, which kicks off on June 11.


FIFA World Ranking: 2

Coach: Didier Deschamps

As a player, Deschamps led France to victories at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

After taking the lead of the Blues in 2012, he led them to World Cup glory in 2018 and could sign a second international double of his career at the Euro.

Captain: Hugo Lloris

Lloris is an excellent marksman but is prone to big mistakes nonetheless. At 34, with 123 selections to his credit, he remains the undisputed number one in France.

Best player: Kylian Mbappé

Mbappe lit up the World Cup as a teenager during France’s triumphant campaign in 2018. With his ruthless scoring instinct, combined with his skill and speed, he will look to dominate the Euro this summer the same. way.

Tournament history

France have participated in nine European Championships and won two titles, in 1984 at home and in 2000, two years after their World Cup victory.

Les Bleus finished second in 2016 at home, losing 1-0 to Portugal after extra time.

Recent form

2021 Bosnia 0-1 France World Cup Qualifying

2021 Kazakhstan 0-2 France World Cup Qualifying

2021 France 1-1 Ukraine World Cup Qualifiers

2020 France 4-2 Sweden UEFA Nations League

2020 Portugal 0-1 France UEFA Nations League

Tournament Calendar

June 15: v Germany, Munich

June 19: v Hungary, Budapest

23 juin: v Portugal, Budapest

William Hill odds to win: 9-2

(Compiled by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad; edited by Toby Davis)


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