France’s journey in the 2022 World Cup continued on Saturday evening after an enthralling 2-1 win over England in Qatar. The trophy for the hunt was kept and brought back by Les Blues, who dumped Lions Three out.
After comfortably winning their group, France took on Poland in the round of 16, where they saw Olivier Giroud finish smartly and Kylian Mbappe’s heroics alongside a well-taken goal, beating the Eastern European outfit 3-1 in a crunch clash against Gareth Southgate’s men in Doha.
The supporters across the world could potentially see the damage that could be done through French heroics by Kane’s and Giroud’s. On the same day, Poland ousted France while Senegal breezed past England with a 3-0 victory, and both nations were anticipating their toughest test – an absolute landslide.
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Prior to Wednesday’s match, Football.London has you covered. However, how many occasions have France emerged victorious in the World Cup? They are set to engage in a thrilling encounter against Morocco in the semi-final to ascertain which team will compete against Argentina in the final on Sunday.
How many occasions has France emerged victorious in the World Cup?
Interestingly, France has only won the renowned tournament twice; initially in 1998, and more recently in 2018.
Before the turn of the century, they made their first ever impressive win, which was in 1998, and also their first ever qualification to the World Cup, which they failed to achieve in 1990 and 1998. Despite their reputation as one of the leading footballing nations, France had only made it to the semi-finals three times before their eventual victory in 1998.
In one of his best performances in his illustrious career, Zidane produced a trophy-winning display in front of 75,000 fans at Stade de France. Croatia, Italy, Paraguay, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa were all defeated by France in the group stages, quarter-finals, and semi-finals, leading them to their first-ever final.
In the 2018 global landscape, Kylian Mbappe, the superstar who dominated the stage, once again saw France finish in the top spot, taking seven points ahead of Denmark in the group stage.
Uruguay defeated the team they were facing, allowing them to advance to the quarter-finals against France. The goal that was chosen as the best in the tournament was Benjamin Pavard’s, and the young player also scored two goals in quick succession.
England clinched a stunning victory over Croatia in the semi-finals, defeating them 2-1 and securing a place in the grandstand finish in Moscow. In a tense match against Belgium, they emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 win, setting up a thrilling finale.