France national football team all-time record

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France contesting a match against Portugal at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The list shown below shows the France national football team all-time international record against opposing nations. The stats are composed of FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, FIFA Confederations Cup, and Summer Olympics matches, as well as numerous international friendly tournaments and matches.[nb 1]

The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation and competes as a member of UEFA. The team played its first official match on 1 May 1904 against Belgium. France and Belgium have since contested 70 official matches against each other, the most all-time between each team. Aside from Belgium, France have contested matches against over 80 other national teams. Of the 80 teams, France have not lost to 39 of them having earned a perfect winning percentage against 26 of the teams. France have also not beaten two teams; the Ireland national team from 1882–1950 and Senegal. France have contested these two teams only once.

All-time records[edit]

Key
Positive balance (more Wins)
Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
Negative balance (more Losses)

After France vs. Germany on 16 October 2018.

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Goal difference % Won Confederation
 Albania 7 5 1 1 14 3 +13 71.4% UEFA
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.0% CAF
 Andorra 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 100.0% UEFA
 Argentina 12 3 3 6 11 15 -4 25.0% CONMEBOL
 Armenia 5 5 0 0 14 2 +12 100.0% UEFA
 Australia 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 60.0% AFC
 Austria 23 12 2 9 39 40 -1 52.1% UEFA
 Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 12 0 +12 100.0% UEFA
 Belarus 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 50.0% UEFA
 Belgium 74 25 19 30 128 160 -32 33.8% UEFA
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 50.0% UEFA
 Brazil 16 5 4 7 20 27 -7 31.25% CONMEBOL
 Bulgaria 22 10 4 8 38 26 +12 45.5% UEFA
CAF XI 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.0% CAF
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 66.7% CAF
 Canada 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.0% CONCACAF
 Chile 5 2 1 2 11 5 +6 40.0% CONMEBOL
 China PR 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50.0% AFC
 Colombia 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2 75.0% CONMEBOL
CONCACAF XI 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100.0% CONCACAF
 Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 100.0% CONCACAF
 Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 50.0% CAF
 Croatia 6 4 2 0 13 5 +8 66.7% UEFA
 Cyprus 8 7 1 0 27 2 +25 87.5% UEFA
 Czechoslovakia 20 7 4 9 29 34 -5 35.0% UEFA
 Czech Republic 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 25.0% UEFA
 Denmark 15 8 2 5 20 28 -8 53.3% UEFA
 East Germany 7 2 2 3 8 7 +1 28.6% UEFA
 Ecuador 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 50.0% CONMEBOL
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100.0% CAF
 England 33 10 6 17 43 74 -31 30.3% UEFA
England England Amateurs 8 1 0 7 4 61 -57 12.5% UEFA
 Estonia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.0% UEFA
 Faroe Islands 6 6 0 0 22 0 +22 100.0% UEFA
FIFA Flag.svg FIFA XI 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100.0% FIFA
 Finland 8 8 0 0 18 3 +15 100.0% UEFA
 Georgia 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 75.0% UEFA
 Germany 16 8 4 4 21 17 +4 50.0% UEFA
 Greece 8 6 1 1 23 7 +16 75.0% UEFA
 Honduras 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.0% CONCACAF
 Hungary 22 8 2 12 31 47 -16 36.4% UEFA
 Iceland 13 9 4 0 37 12 +25 69.2% UEFA
 Iran 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.0% AFC
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.0% UEFA
 Ireland Amateurs 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0.0% UEFA
 Israel 9 4 4 1 15 6 +9 44.4% UEFA
 Italy 39 11 10 18 56 82 -28 26.3% UEFA
 Jamaica 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 100.0% CONCACAF
 Japan 6 4 1 1 14 5 +9 66.0% AFC
 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 100.0% AFC
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 100.0% UEFA
 Lithuania 4 4 0 0 5 0 +5 100.0% UEFA
 Luxembourg 18 16 1 1 71 12 +59 88.9% UEFA
 Malta 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 100.0% UEFA
 Mexico 7 5 1 1 15 6 +9 71.4% CONCACAF
 Morocco 5 3 2 0 12 6 +6 60.0% CAF
 Netherlands 27 13 4 10 47 54 -7 48.1% UEFA
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100.0% OFC
 Nigeria 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 50.0% CAF
 Northern Ireland 8 5 3 0 18 4 +14 62.5% UEFA
 Norway 15 7 4 4 22 15 +7 46.7% UEFA
 Paraguay 5 3 2 0 14 4 +10 60.0% CONMEBOL
 Peru 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 50.0% CONMEBOL
 Poland 16 8 5 3 27 16 +11 50.0% UEFA
 Portugal 25 18 1 6 49 29 +20 72.0% UEFA
 Republic of Ireland 17 8 5 4 22 15 +7 43.8% UEFA
 Romania 16 8 5 3 21 16 +5 50.0% UEFA
 Russia 7 4 1 2 15 10 +5 50.0% UEFA
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.0% AFC
 Scotland 16 8 0 8 23 15 +8 50.0% UEFA
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0.0% CAF
 Serbia 5 3 2 0 8 4 +4 60.0% UEFA
 Slovakia 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 50.0% UEFA
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 100.0% UEFA
 South Africa 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 50.0% CAF
 South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 66.7% AFC
 Soviet Union 12 2 6 4 13 18 -5 16.7% UEFA
 Spain 35 12 7 16 37 63 -26 34.3% UEFA
 Sweden 21 10 5 6 29 21 +8 47.6% UEFA
  Switzerland 38 16 10 12 67 60 +7 43.2% UEFA
 Togo 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.0% CAF
 Tunisia 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4 50.0% CAF
 Turkey 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10 100.0% UEFA
 United States 4 3 1 0 11 1 +10 75.0% CONCACAF
 Ukraine 9 5 3 1 14 5 +9 55.5% UEFA
 Uruguay 9 2 4 3 6 8 -2 22.2% CONMEBOL
 Wales 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 60.0% UEFA
 West Germany 15 6 4 5 28 29 -1 40.0% UEFA
 Yugoslavia 26 9 7 10 41 39 +2 34.6% UEFA

Competitive tournaments[edit]

For single-match results of the national team, see French football single-season articles.

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 3
Italy 1934 First round 9th 1 0 0 1 2 3
France 1938 Quarter-finals 6th 2 1 0 1 4 4
Brazil 1950 Did not qualify
Switzerland 1954 Group stage 11th 2 1 0 1 3 3
Sweden 1958 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2 23 15
Chile 1962 Did not qualify
England 1966 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 5 5
Spain 1982 Fourth place 4th 7 3 2 2 16 12
Mexico 1986 Third place 3rd 7 4 2 1 12 6
Italy 1990 Did not qualify
United States 1994
France 1998 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 15 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 0 3
Germany 2006 Runners-Up 2nd 7 4 3 0 9 3
South Africa 2010 Group stage 29th 3 0 1 2 1 4
Brazil 2014 Quarter-finals 7th 5 3 1 1 10 3
Russia 2018 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 14 6
Total 15/21 2 Titles 66 34 13 19 120 77

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1960 Fourth place 4th 2 0 0 2 4 7
Spain 1964 Did not qualify
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 14 4
West Germany 1988 Did not qualify
Sweden 1992 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 2 3
England 1996 Semi-finals 4th 5 2 3 0 5 2
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 13 7
Portugal 2004 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 7 5
Austria Switzerland 2008 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 6
Poland Ukraine 2012 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 3 5
France 2016 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 1 1 13 5
Total 9/15 2 Titles 39 20 9 10 62 44

FIFA Confederations Cup record[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Withdrew
South Korea Japan 2001 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 12 2
France 2003 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 12 3
Germany 2005 Did not qualify
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017
Total 2/10 2 Titles 10 9 0 1 24 5

Mediterranean Games record[edit]

 France B

Football at the Mediterranean Games
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Egypt 1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 1955 3 3 2 1 0 6 2
Lebanon 1959 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1963 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tunisia 1967 1 5 3 1 1 9 5
Turkey 1971 5 4 2 0 2 5 4
Algeria1975 2 6 3 1 2 10 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 2 5 2 2 1 6 7
Morocco 1983 4 4 1 2 1 1 1
Syria 1987 2 5 3 1 1 7 2
1991 – present See France national under-20 team
Total 7/10 32 16 8 8 44 27

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A non-senior, young France team played at 1984 Summer Olympics, which they won. Since 1992 Summer Olympics, only under-23 teams are allowed to compete in the tournament. Thus, France's Summer Olympics matches, since the 1984 Games, will not be counted on this list.

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