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French History of Playing Football

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 was thrilling and unpredictable this year and the trophy went to the French land. With the increase of online fantasy football fans, this year the football fans have also increased because of the thrilling matches this World Cup has offered. 

The national league of French football is one of the most successful international teams in the world. Like the fantasy football has gained popularity now, similarly, the actual football sport has gained popularity in the nation after World War I. Soldiers played the game in the trenches during extended periods of downtime. They spread the game after returning home from the war. Football games occurred mainly in the army and prominent universities before World War I. 

World Champions 

The French national team played the final round of the World Cup for the first time in 1998 and turned out to be the seventh country to win the World Cup. That year the match took place at the Stade de France in Paris. Brazil experienced its worst world championship defeat, with a final score of 3-0. Zinedine Zidane led the team to victory, scoring two goals over Brazil. Zidane also won the FIFA World Player of the Year award that year. 

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Popularity 

Football is the most popular sport in France. Football is 2.5 times more popular than the second most popular sport, tennis. French Olympic football federations received more sporting licenses than any other single-sport Olympic federation in the country in 2009. 

International Success 

The national football team in France won the UEFA Euro in 1984 and 2000. UEFA European Championship demonstrates the most talented teams in Europe and includes a qualifying match, playoffs and a final tournament. The French national football team won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003. 

The Confederations Cup is an international football contest among eight teams in the year before an upcoming World Cup. Qualifiers comprise the previous World Cup champions and the national team that hosts the upcoming World Cup. The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, AFC Asian Cup, EUFA Euro Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, OFC Nations Cup and Copa America champions also partake in the Confederations Cup. 

French Football Federation 

The French Football Federation was founded in 1919. It oversees all aspects of professional and amateur football throughout France and French overseas territories. The Federation organizes, widens and monitors the manner football is taught and practised by establishing technical rules, gathering the national teams and issuing licenses. The Federation runs relationships with foreign football associations that are connected with the Federation Internationale de Football Association and other public or national authorities. 

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