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. 

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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The football legend – Raul Gonzalez

Playing and discussion of fantasy football league wouldn’t be ever completed, if we do not discuss about the legends because of whom we are at first interested in this sport and also play the fantasy football online.  

Today, in our fantasy football series we bring you the Spain hero or legend – Raul Gonzalez. Let’s know him better today! Read on: 

The heart and soul of Real Madrid in Spain since 1994, Raul has been through it all. Good years, great years, and the rare bad year for Real Madrid. 

Raul started out in the rival Atletico Madrid’s youth system. But he made the switch to Real Madrid’s youth system in 1990. He remained there for 2 years until someone called him up to play for the top flighted club. He at the time was the youngest to ever play for Real Madrid. It was his debut for the side when he was just 17. 

As a striker:

Raul has had the pleasure of playing with some of the greats to ever grace the game that have made their way in and out of Madrid’s ranks. He found prolific partnerships alongside Fernando Morientes, and later with the Brazilian, Ronaldo. To date, Raul has made an astonishing amount of appearances for his club which now number over 700. In addition, he has made over 100 appearances for his country of Spain and has found success there as well. 

Raul is a constant threat in front of the goal mouth and his hard work and constant effort lead to him capitalizing on some gritty goals. He has scored over 300 times for Madrid and has found his name creep up the all-time scoring list, recently just passing the great Alfredo di Stefano. For country, Raul netted 102 times, yet he has been left off the squad list in recent games. Raul is still eligible to called out and has yet to announce his international retirement. 

His hard work:

Not only is he a hard worker on the field, but Raul is also a disciplined one. Through his entire career he has never received a red card. As a reward for his immense effort on the field, Raul was appointed club captain in 2003. 

Raul currently has a “contract for life” through Real Madrid, which renews itself automatically as long as the striker plays 30 games in a season. 

Though Raul may have lost some of his pace and his touch on the ball is not what it used to be, he is still a threat in front of the net. His constant work ethic has rewarded him, and he appears to be destined to play at Real Madrid at least one more year. 

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