back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.

16 Reasons To Support France In The World Cup

Allez les bleus !

Posted on

2. France has a long history in the World Cup. They participated in the very first one in 1930.

Bob Thomas / Popperfoto / Getty Images

Lucien Laurent, a French player, even scored the very first goal in World Cup history.

3. And to this day, French player Just Fontaine (left) holds the record of the highest number of goals scored by a single player in a World Cup.

Keystone / Stringer / Getty Images

He scored 13 goals during the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden.


4. Supporting France is stressful but also suspenseful and exciting.


France has made it to the final twice in the last four World Cups, winning once in 1998, but they didn't win a single game the other two times.

5. I mean, how many teams go on strike during a World Cup?


In 2010 in South Africa, les bleus decided to go on strike and stop training after Nicolas Anelka was excluded from the team. THE ENTIRE TEAM STOPPED TRAINING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CUP. Obviously, they didn't win a single game, but at least there was some drama.


10. But, since then, they've had a series of victories.

FRANCK FIFE/AFP / Getty Images

Starting with their 3-0 victory against Ukraine that allowed their qualification for the World Cup. In May, they also beat Norway 4-0 in a friendly game.

11. They have many things working in their favor. For one, their coach, Didier Deschamps, was the captain of the 1998 French team.


13. And if you base your decision on aestheticism, France also has a lot to offer. Starting with Patrice Evra.

The Manchester United left-back is also obviously a great player.