How many times has France won the World Cup? History, wins, titles for Les Bleus in men’s FIFA football tournament

France is now just one win away from defending their FIFA World Cup title in 2022, four years after Didier Deschamps led Les Bleus to victory in Russia. Despite his reputation as a divisive figure, Deschamps has won the World Cup twice with France, as a player, and as a coach. However, their shock Euro 2020 exit in the last-16 stage, combined with a number of injuries, called their status as a contender heading into Qatar into question, but they have once again advanced to the final. Argentina will now face France in the 2022 World Cup final as Les Bleus seek a third World Cup title.

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How many times has France won the World Cup?

France’s triumph in Russia in 2018 crowned them world champions for the second time, 20 years after their memorable first World Cup victory in Paris in 1998. Deschamps captained a Zinedine Zidane-inspired Les Bleus team on home soil in 1998, and their victory was lauded for its impact on improving multiculturalism and diversity in the host country. If France wins the World Cup three times in 2022, they will become only the fourth country to do so, a feat Argentina is also attempting.

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France won the World Cup in history

France has consistently been among the stronger teams at World Cups, but prior to 1998, they were unable to turn undoubted talent into success. France reached the semifinals in 1982 and 1986 but was unable to break Italy’s, Argentina’s, and West Germany’s stranglehold on the finals. Glory in 1998 crowned them the first host champions since Argentina in 1978, but inconsistency has plagued them since, with a final defeat to Italy in 2006 sandwiched by group-stage exits in 2002 and 2010.

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Has Kylian Mbappe, France won the World Cup?

Paris Saint-Germain starlet Mbappe made his tournament debut in Russia, playing alongside Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. His contribution to France’s success in Russia began with a winning goal in their 1-0 group-stage victory over Peru, followed by two goals in their 4-3 last-16 victory over Lionel Messi’s Argentina. His crowning achievement, however, came in the 4-2 final victory over Croatia, when his late strike made him only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final, after Pele in 1958.

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