France at the 2022 World Cup – World Cup group, squad & fixtures

The French national soccer team has qualified for the upcoming soccer World Cup 2022 in Qatar . The reigning world champion of 2018 prevailed in qualifying against Finland and Ukraine, among others, and now coach Didier Deschamps wants to be world champion again. As the defending champions, France is one of the favorites at the 2022 World Cup , although they have only managed to defend their title once in history. In the October 2022 FIFA World Rankings , France is fourth behind Brazil , Belgium and Argentina. Denmark, Tunisia and the winner of the playoffs Australia are waiting for the World Cup finals .

Who will France play at the 2022 World Cup?

The group draw for the World Cup finals took place on April 1, 2022. It was drawn into the World Cup Group D with Denmark , Tunisia and Australia , the winner of the playoffs UAE- Australia and Peru. Bettors can take part in the action using the promo code bet777.

France, Australia and Denmark also played against each other at the 2018 World Cup in Russia , the fourth team was Peru, which this time only failed in the World Cup playoffs and did not qualify. Back then they played in Group C of the 2018 World Cup , now in Group D.

France won the 2018 World Cup, beating Australia 2-1, only drawing 0-0 with Denmark and narrowly beating Peru 1-0. Denmark finished second after 2 draws against France and Australia and won 1-0 against Peru. In the round of 16 it was then against the eventual runner – up Croatia on penalties.

Current France 2022 squad

France’s Tricolore squad is one of the best national teams in Europe. If you look at the market values ​​and where the national players play, it quickly becomes clear: there is no way around France to reach the World Cup final in 2022 either. The captain is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur.

The French national football team has won the World Cup twice in World Cup history. The two World Cup victories were at the 1998 World Cup and the 2018 World Cup. France was also a finalist at the 2006 World Cup. France also took third place at the 1958 and 1986 World Cups. Overall, France was present at 16 of 21 World Cups. The Les Bleus have already been eliminated six times after the preliminary round.

In total, France played 104 times in World Cups (including qualifying), won 59 times, drew 21 and lost 24. They scored 201 goals and conceded 114 goals. Statistically, he scored 1.93 times with 1.10 goals conceded per game. Record national player at World Cups including qualification: Griezmann scored 14 times, Griezmann was on the pitch 25 times at a World Cup.

What is the trend in France?

The trend of the French national football team was positive at the end of 2021. France started the calendar year second in the FIFA World Ranking. After the team slipped to fourth place in the meantime, the form curve pointed upwards again in October and November 2021, allowing France to climb to third place in the world rankings.

However, France did not complete a successful EM 2021. Les Bleus only won one of three games in the preliminary round and were eliminated by Switzerland in the round of 16 . In the games after the European Championship there were initially two draws against Bosnia and Ukraine. France then played more successful football again, beating Finland 2-0 and beating Kazakhstan 8-0.