The France national football team is a team of footballers that represents France in international matches and competitions. The nickname is Les Bleus (De Blauwen). The team became world champion twice, European champion twice, won the Confederations Cup twice and won gold in the Olympic Games once.
Les Bleus achieved success in the eighties of the 20th century by reaching the semi-finals at the 1982 World Cup and the 1986 World Cup. In between, the 1984 European Championship was won. Well-known players from this time were Michel Platini and Jean Tigana.
In 1998, France became world champion football in-house by beating Brazil 3-0 in the final. Star player Zinedine Zidane scored twice in that match. Two years later, the 2000 Euro was won at the expense of Italy. In 2006 France reached the final of the World Cup again but lost it to Italy. In 2016, France reached the final of the European Championship in-house, after an extension, Portugal lost 0-1. During the 2018 World Cup, France beat Croatia 4-2 to become world champion for the second time.