France women's national football team

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France
Nickname(s) Les Bleues (The Blues)
Association French Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Olivier Echouafni
Captain Wendie Renard
Most caps Sandrine Soubeyrand (198)
Top scorer Marinette Pichon (81)
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 3 Steady (26 August 2016)[1]
Highest 3 (December 2014–)
Lowest 10 (September 2009)
First international
 France 2–0 England 
(Manchester, England; October 1920)
Biggest win

 France 14–0 Algeria 
(Cesson-Sévigné, France; 14 May 1998)

 France 14–0 Bulgaria 
(Le Mans, France; 28 November 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 7–0 France 
(Bad Kreuznach, Germany; 2 September 1992)[2]
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2003)
Best result 4th (2011)
European Championship
Appearances 6 (first in 1997)
Best result Quarterfinals (2009, 2013)

The French women's national football team (French: Équipe de France féminine de football, sometimes shortened as Féminin A) represents France in international women's football. The team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

The France women's national team initially struggled on the international stage failing to qualify for three of the first FIFA Women's World Cups and the six straight UEFA European Championships before reaching the quarter-finals in the 1997 edition of the competition. However, since the beginning of the new millennium, France have become a mid-tier national team and one of the most consistent in Europe having qualified for their first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003 and reaching the quarter-finals in two of the three European Championships held since 2000. In 2011, France recorded a fourth-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup; its best finish overall at the competition. In the following year, the club captured the 2012 Cyprus Cup.

The current manager of the national team is Olivier Echouafni. He replaced Philippe Bergeroo on September 9, 2016.[3] The current captain of the national team is 26-year-old centre back Wendie Renard.[4]

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

In 1919, a women's football championship was established in France by the Fédération des Sociétés Féminines Sportives de France (FSFSF). On 29 April 1920, a team led by French women's football pioneer Alice Milliat traveled to England and played its first international match against English team Dick, Kerr's Ladies. The match, held in Preston, attracted more than 25,000 spectators. France won the match 2–0 and ended its tour with two wins, one draw, and one defeat. The following year, a return match in France at the Stade Pershing in Vincennes, a suburb of Paris, took place in front of over 12,000 spectators. The match ended in a 1–1 draw. In May 1921, France returned to England for friendlies. The team won its first match 5–1, then suffered three consecutive defeats. In October 1921, the English team returned to France contesting matches in Paris and Le Havre with both matches ending in stalemates. Despite women's football in England being prohibited by The Football Association in December 1921, France continued to go there on tour for matches. A victory for the French in Plymouth was followed by 0–0 draws in Exeter and Falmouth. By 1932, the female game had been called to an end and the women's league formed in 1919 by the FSFSF was discontinued. The last match by the FSFSF international team was another scoreless draw against Belgium on 3 April 1932.

Throughout the late 1960s in France, particularly in Reims, local players worked hard to promote awareness and the acceptance of women's football. A year before getting officially sanctioned, France took part in a makeshift European Cup against England, Denmark, and Italy. The tournament was won by the Italians. The Federal Council of the French Football Federation officially reinstated women's football in 1970 and France played its first official international match on 17 April 1971 against the Netherlands in Hazebrouck. That same year, France took part in the unofficial 1971 Women's World Cup, held in Mexico. The ladies continued the pirate games, which just made it into the margins of FIFA's records, until FIFA began overseeing the competition in 1991. Since 1982, UEFA has governed the European games.

Reinstatement[edit]

In 1975, the women's football league was officially reinstated, this time with backing from the French Football Federation, the governing body of football in France. Stade Reims was the best team in the country throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, thus constituted much of the French national squad. For the non-official World Cup in 1978 in Taiwan, the team included the entire Reims squad. The team shared the title with Finland, who never actually played the final. Due to receiving minimal support from the French Football Federation, who ultimately looked at women's football as not being highly regarded, France struggled in international competition failing to advance past the first round of qualification in both the 1984 and 1987 UEFA Women's Championship. Francis Coché, who managed the team during these failures, was later replaced by Aimé Mignot. Mignot helped the team finally get past the first round, however, in the quarterfinals, they lost to Italy, which meant they wouldn't appear at the 1989 UEFA Women's Championship. Despite the initial positives, Mignot failed to continue his success with France failing to qualify for both the 1991 and 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup and losing in the first round of qualification in three straight UEFA Women's Championships. After almost a decade in charge, Mignot was replaced by former women's international Élisabeth Loisel.

With Loisel in charge, the FFF, along with then France national football team manager Aimé Jacquet, moved the women's national team to Clairefontaine, which had quickly become a high-level training facility for male football players. As a result of the move, younger women were afforded the same benefits from the facilities offered by Clairefontaine as the men. The success of female training led to the formation of the Centre National de Formation et d'Entraînement de Clairefontaine, which is now referred to as the female section of the Clairefontaine academy. Under the tutelage of Loisel, the first results appeared encouraging. They reached their first-ever Women's World Cup qualifying for the 2003 edition after defeating England over two legs in a play-off game in London and again at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. The match in Saint-Étienne attracted more than 23,000 spectators and was broadcast by the popular French broadcasting company Canal Plus. Loisel's squad later qualified for the 2005 European Championship, where they were knocked out in the group stage. She was eventually sacked after failing to qualify for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Team under Bruno Bini[edit]

Loisel was replaced by former football player and now coach Bruno Bini. Bini had been in charge of several France female international youth sides before accepting the role and was tasked with the job of qualifying for UEFA Women's Euro 2009. Due to the success of the Clairefontaine project and the surprising emergence of the French women's first division, Division 1 Féminine, Bini inherited a team full of emerging, young, and influential talent, which included the likes of Camille Abily, Sonia Bompastor, Louisa Necib, Élise Bussaglia, Laura Georges, and Corine Franco. Bini was also provided with leadership from captain Sandrine Soubeyrand. Early results under Bini were extremely positive with France finishing first in their Euro qualifying group only conceded two goals. France also performed well in friendly tournaments, such as the Nordic Cup and Cyprus Cup. At UEFA Women's Euro 2009, France were inserted into the group of death, which consisted of themselves, world powerhouse Germany, no. 7 ranked Norway, and an underrated Iceland. France finished the group with 4 points, alongside Norway, with Germany leading the group. As a result of the competition's rules, all three nations qualified for the quarterfinals. In the knockout rounds, France suffered defeat to the Netherlands losing 5–4 on penalties after no goals were scored in regular time and extra time.[5]

2011 Women's World Cup[edit]

The French team at the 2011 Women's World Cup prior to the 2–4 first round loss to Germany on 5 July 2011.

Bini's next task was to qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup after the disappointment of four years earlier. In the team's qualifying group, France finished the campaign scoring 50 goals and conceded none over the course of ten matches (all wins). On 16 September 2010, France qualified for the World Cup following the team's 3–2 aggregate victory over Italy.

At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany, France qualified to the knockout stage by finishing in second place in its group after wins over Nigeria and Canada, and a loss to the host team. The team went on to beat England on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals, but lost to the United States in the semi-finals. France finished the competition in fourth place and earned qualification to the Olympic football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; it was the nation's first appearance in the competition. Striker Marie-Laure Delie was the only multiple goal scorer for France in the tournament, while defenders Sonia Bompastor and Laura Georges as well as midfielder Louisa Necib were selected to the All-Star Team.

Golden era[edit]

France started to develop one of their most successful era in their women's football history. In UEFA Women's Euro 2013 held in Sweden, France stood top of the group, beating both Spain, England and Russia to gain first place and earned ticket to quarter-final. However, Bergeroo's side lost to Denmark at penalty shootout, missing the chance to gain the semi-final ticket.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

In 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup held in Canada, France was listed to Pot 1, and was a favorite to become champions. France was named to Group F, alongside England, Mexico and Colombia. In the opening match against England, a goal from Eugénie Le Sommer gave France a 1–0 victory. However, France was shocked by Colombia in a 2–0 loss, making Colombia only the second Latin American team to win a Women's World Cup match. Therefore, France's third and final group stage match against Mexico was a must-win. France went on to beat Mexico 5–0 to qualify to the knockout round as top of the group.

In the knockout round, France eased past South Korea in a 3–0 win in Montreal to remain at the same location awaiting the quarter-final match against Germany. In the quarter-final match against Germany, despite dominating the majority of the match, France were unable to capitalize on their chances, which ultimately cost them the game. France were finally able to score in the 64' through Louisa Nécib, but failed to keep the lead as Célia Šašić scored on an 83rd-minute penalty kick. The score was 1–1 after 120', resulting in the match to be decided in a penalty shootout, where France's 5th penalty taken by Claire Lavogez was denied by Nadine Angerer, in which France were eliminated from the tournament losing 4–5 on penalty kicks.

Competitive record[edit]

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

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
China 1991 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 2 3
China 2007 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2011 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 1 3 10 10
Canada 2015 Quarterfinals 5th 5 3 1 1 10 3
Total 3/7 0 Titles 14 6 3 5 22 16

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 11 8
Brazil 2016 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 7 2
Total 2/6 0 Titles 10 5 0 5 18 10

European Championship[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
No Host 1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
EnglandGermanyNorwaySweden 1995
NorwaySweden 1997 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 5
Germany 2001 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 5 7
England 2005 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 5
Finland 2009 Quarter-final 8th 4 1 2 1 5 7
Sweden 2013 Quarter-final 5th 4 3 1 0 8 2
Netherlands 2017 Qualified
Total 6/12 0 Titles 17 7 4 6 26 26
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Spain on 26 November 2016.

Head coach: Olivier Echouafni

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Laëtitia Philippe (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 25) 4 0 France Montpellier HSC
2 2DF Griedge Mbock Bathy (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 21) 25 0 France Olympique Lyonnais
3 2DF Wendie Renard (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 26) 84 18 France Olympique Lyonnais
4 2DF Laura Georges (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 32) 173 6 France Paris Saint-Germain
5 2DF Aissatou Tounkara (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 21) 1 0 France FCF Juvisy
6 3MF Camille Catala (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 25) 25 2 France FCF Juvisy
7 3MF Sandie Toletti (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 21) 8 0 France Montpellier HSC
8 2DF Jessica Houara (1987-09-29) 29 September 1987 (age 29) 55 3 France Olympique Lyonnais
9 4FW Eugénie Le Sommer (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 27) 130 57 France Olympique Lyonnais
10 3MF Camille Abily (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 32) 171 33 France Olympique Lyonnais
11 4FW Claire Lavogez (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 22) 27 3 France Olympique Lyonnais
12 2DF Eve Perisset (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 21) 1 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
13 3MF Kadidiatou Diani (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 21) 21 2 France FCF Juvisy
14 4FW Clarisse Le Bihan (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 21) 12 4 France Montpellier HSC
15 3MF Élise Bussaglia (1985-09-24) 24 September 1985 (age 31) 166 28 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
16 1GK Sarah Bouhaddi (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 30) 115 0 France Olympique Lyonnais
17 4FW Gaëtane Thiney (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 31) 1301 55 France FCF Juvisy
18 4FW Marie-Laure Delie (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 28) 109 64 France Paris Saint-Germain
19 2DF Laura Agard (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 27) 0 0 France Montpellier HSC
20 2DF Annaïg Butel (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 24) 9 0 France FCF Juvisy
21 1GK Méline Gérard (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 26) 9 0 France Olympique Lyonnais
22 2DF Amel Majri (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 23) 27 4 France Olympique Lyonnais
23 3MF Kheira Hamraoui (1990-01-13) 13 January 1990 (age 26) 36 3 France Olympique Lyonnais

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Karima Benameur (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 27) 2 0 France FCF Juvisy v.  Ukraine, 11 April 2016

DF Laure Boulleau (1986-10-22) 22 October 1986 (age 30) 65 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Albania, 20 September 2016
DF Kelly Gadea (1986-10-22) 22 October 1986 (age 30) 5 0 France Olympique de Marseille v.  Norway, 26 January 2016
DF Aurélie Kaci (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 24) 7 0 France Olympique Lyonnais v.  Ukraine, 11 April 2016
DF Sakina Karchaoui (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 20) 7 0 France Montpellier HSC v.  England, 21 October 2016
DF Perle Morroni (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Greece, 3 June 2016
DF Julie Soyer (1985-06-30) 30 June 1985 (age 31) 10 0 France FCF Juvisy v.  Albania, 20 September 2016
DF Marion Torrent (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 24) 0 0 France Montpellier HSC v.  Greece, 3 June 2016

MF Viviane Asseyi (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 23) 13 0 France Olympique de Marseille v.  England, 9 March 2016
MF Louisa Cadamuro (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 29) 145 36 retired v.  Canada, 12 August 2016
MF Delphine Cascarino (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 19) 2 0 France Olympique Lyonnais v.  England, 21 October 2016
MF Kenza Dali (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 25) 19 2 France Olympique Lyonnais v.  Ukraine, 11 April 2016
MF Amandine Henry (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 27) 56 6 United States Portland Thorns v.  Albania, 20 September 2016
MF Mylaine Tarrieu (1995-01-03) 3 January 1995 (age 21) 0 0 France Olympique Lyonnais v.  Greece, 3 June 2016

FW Marie-Charlotte Léger (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 20) 6 0 France Montpellier HSC v.  Greece, 3 June 2016
FW Élodie Thomis (1986-08-13) 13 August 1986 (age 30) 134 32 France Olympique Lyonnais v.  Canada, 12 August 2016

Previous squads[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Most capped French players[edit]

  • Still active national team players in bold.
# Name Career Caps[6] Goals
1 Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–2013 198 18
2 Laura Georges 2001–present 169 6
3 Camille Abily 2001–present 164 31
4 Élise Bussaglia 2003–present 156 28
Sonia Bompastor 2000–2012 18
6 Louisa Nécib 2005–present 139 34
7 Élodie Thomis 2005–present 129 32
8 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present 127 55
9 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 122 53
10 Corinne Diacre 1993–2005 121 14

Last updated: 20 June 2016

Top France goalscorers[edit]

  • Still active national team players in bold.
# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Marinette Pichon 1994–2008 81 112 0.72
2 Marie-Laure Delie 2009–present 63 102 0.61
3 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present 55 127 0.43
4 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 53 122 0.43
5 Louisa Nécib 2005–present 34 139 0.24
6 Élodie Thomis 2005–present 32 129 0.24
7 Camille Abily 2001–present 31 164 0.18
8 Hoda Lattaf 1997–2007 30 109 0.27
9 Élise Bussaglia 2003–present 28 156 0.17
10 Sonia Bompastor 2000–2012 18 156 0.11
Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–2013 198 0.09

Last updated: 20 June 2016

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 28 November 2015.[7]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Philippe Bergeroo  French
Assistant manager Thierry Asseloos  French
Goalkeeper coach Albert Rust  French
Medical Doctor Fabrice Bryand  French
Physiotherapist Joël Barthe  French
Physiotherapist Marianne Boussely  French
Press Secretary Stéphane Lanoue  French
Logistics manager Filipe Pires  French
Delegation Chief Brigitte Henriques  French

Results and Fixtures[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro 2017[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 8 8 0 0 27 0 +27 24 Final tournament
2  Romania 8 5 1 2 17 8 +9 16 Play-offs
3  Ukraine 8 4 1 3 14 12 +2 13
4  Greece 8 2 0 6 9 19 −10 6
5  Albania 8 0 0 8 3 31 −28 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

2015[edit]

Friendly
UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying

Last updated: 28 November 2015[2][8]

Overall competition record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Top scorer
1984 European Championship qualification
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–0 0–3
0–0 2–0
1–1 0–0
Italy Italy
Portugal Portugal
Switzerland Switzerland
2 / 4 Musset
Musset, Wolf
Musset
1987 European Championship qualification
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–1 3–5
1–3 3–1
0–4 0–1
Netherlands Netherlands
Belgium Belgium
Sweden Sweden
2 / 4 Constantin, Musset, Romagnoli
?
0
Italy 1988 Mundialito
0
1st Stage
0
1–1
1–1
England England
Italy Italy B
2 / 3 Musset
Bernard
Semifinals 0–3 Italy Italy
Third place 0–1 United States United States
1989 European Championship qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
2–0 0–0
5–0 2–0
3–1 0–0
2–2 0–0
Belgium Belgium
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Spain Spain
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1 / 5 Musset, Puentes
Baracat, Breton, Mismacq, Musset, Puentes
Musset 2, Loisel
Loisel, Romagnoli
Quarterfinals 1–2 0–2 Italy Italy Musset
1991 European Championship qualification
0
1st Stage
0
3–1 2–0
0–2 1–4
Poland Poland
Sweden Sweden
2 / 3 Mismacq 2, Le Boulch, Jézéquel, Musset
Jézéquel
1993 European Championship qualification
0
1st Stage
0
1–4 0–4
1–1 5–1
Denmark Denmark
Finland Finland
2 / 3 Jézéquel
Fusier 2, Bernauer, Cassauba, Locatelli, Petit
1995 European Championship qualification
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–2 1–1
1–0 3–0
1–0 3–0
Italy Italy
Portugal Portugal
Scotland Scotland
2 / 4 Sykora
Sykora 2, Gout, Richoux
Béghé, Guitti, Hillion, Pichon
1997 European Championship qualification
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–3 3–0
0–0 0–1
1–1 2–1
Iceland Iceland
Russia Russia
Netherlands Netherlands
2 / 4 Pichon 4, Sykora + 1 o.g.
0
Gout, Olive, Pichon
Repechage 2–0 3–0 Finland Finland Pichon 2, Diacre, Roujas, Woock
Norway / Sweden 1997 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–1
3–1
0–3
Spain Spain
Russia Russia
Sweden Sweden
3 / 4 Roujas
Roujas 3
0
1999 World Cup qualification
0
0
1st Stage (Class A)
0
0
2–1 3–0
2–2 0–1
0–0 2–3
Switzerland Switzerland
Finland Finland
Italy Italy
3 / 4 Lattaf 2, Lagrevol, Roujas + 1 o.g.
Lagrevol, Pichon
Pichon, Soubeyrand
2001 European Championship qualification
0
0
1st Stage (Class A)
0
0
2–2 2–0
1–1 2–1
1–0 2–1
Sweden Sweden
Netherlands Netherlands
Spain Spain
1 / 4 Jézéquel 2, Herbert, Zenoni
Diacre 2, Lattaf
Béghé 2, Diacre
Germany 2001 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–3
3–4
2–0
Norway Norway
Denmark Denmark
Italy Italy
4 / 4 0
Béghé, Blouet, Pichon
Jézéquel, Pichon
2003 World Cup qualification
0
0
1st Stage (Class A)
0
0
0–3 1–3
2–0 2–1
2–1 4–1
Norway Norway
Ukraine Ukraine
Czech Republic Czech Republic
2 / 4 Pichon
Pichon 3, Soubeyrand
Pichon 3, Béghé, Blouin, Soubeyrand
Repechage 1–0 1–0 England England Diacre, Pichon
United States 2003 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–2
1–0
1–1
Norway Norway
South Korea South Korea
Brazil Brazil
3 / 4 0
Pichon
Pichon
2005 European Championship qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage (Class A)
0
0
0
4–0 6–0
2–0 3–0
7–1 5–1
3–0 2–5
Hungary Hungary
Iceland Iceland
Poland Poland
Russia Russia
1 / 5 Pichon 5, Lattaf 2, Béghé, Bompastor, Tonazzi
Lattaf 2, Tonazzi 2, Béghé
Pichon 6, Diacre, Diguelman, Herbert, Lattaf, Tonazzi, Woock
Lattaf 2, Pichon 2, Tonazzi
England 2005 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–1
0–3
Italy Italy
Norway Norway
Germany Germany
3 / 4 Pichon 2, Lattaf
Béghé
0
2007 World Cup qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage (Class A)
0
0
0
0–1 2–0
3–1 2–1
2–0 5–0
0–0 1–1
Netherlands Netherlands
Austria Austria
Hungary Hungary
England England
2 / 5 Soubeyrand 2
Bussaglia 2, Soubeyrand 2, Pichon
Pichon 2, Soubeyrand 2, Bompastor, Lattaf, Tonazzi
Diguelman
2009 European Championship qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
6–0 5–0
6–0 2–0
0–1 2–1
8–0 2–0
Greece Greece
Slovenia Slovenia
Iceland Iceland
Serbia Serbia
1 / 5 Abily 3, Soubeyrand 2, Lattaf, Nécib, Franco, Herbert, Thomis
Bussaglia 2, Lattaf 2, Abily, Thiney, Thomis + 1 o.g.
Herbert, Soubeyrand
Brétigny 3, Thomis 2, Abily, Bussaglia, Nécib, Thiney, Traïkia
Finland 2009 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–5
1–1
Iceland Iceland
Germany Germany
Norway Norway
3 / 4 Abily, Bompastor, Nécib
Thiney
Abily
Quarterfinals 0–0 (PSO: 4–5) Netherlands Netherlands Penalty scored: 1 Soubeyrand, 2 Abily, 3 Henry, 4 Le Sommer Penalty missed: 5 Franco, 6 Meilleroux, 7 Herbert
2011 World Cup qualification
0
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
0
7–0 3–0
2–0 1–0
12–0 6–0
2–0 7–0
6–0 4–0
Croatia Croatia
Iceland Iceland
Estonia Estonia
Serbia Serbia
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
1 / 6 Delie 2, Franco 2, Le Sommer 2, Abily, Soubeyrand, Thiney, Thomis
Thiney 2, Thomis
Delie 4, Thiney 4, Herbert 2, Thomis 2, Abily, Bussaglia, Franco, Nécib, Le Sommer + 1 o.g.
Thiney 4, Abily 2, Bussaglia, Delie, Thomis
Bompastor 2, Delie 2, Le Sommer 2, Abily, Franco, Nécib + 1 o.g.
Direct qualification 0–0 3–2 Italy Italy Bussaglia, Thiney, Bompastor
Germany 2011 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–0
4–0
2–4
Nigeria Nigeria
Canada Canada
Germany Germany
2 / 4 Delie
Thiney 2, Abily, Thomis
Delie, Georges
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 4–3) England England BussagliaPenalty scored: 2 Bussaglia, 3 Thiney, 4. Bompastor, 5 Le Sommer Penalty missed: 1 Abily
Semifinals 1–3 United States United States Bompastor
Third place 1–2 Sweden Sweden Thomis
United Kingdom 2012 Summer Olympics
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
2–4
5–0
1–0
United States United States
North Korea North Korea
Colombia Colombia
2 / 4 Delie, Thiney
Catala, Delie, Georges, Renard, Thomis
Thomis
Quarterfinals 2–1 Sweden Sweden Georges, Renard
Semifinals 1–2 Japan Japan Le Sommer
Bronze match 0–1 Canada Canada
2013 European Championship qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
5–0 5–0
3–1 4–0
4–1 4–0
2–0 5–0
Israel Israel
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Wales Wales
Scotland Scotland
1 / 5 Thiney 3, Abily, Bompastor, Delie, Franco, Rubio, Le Sommer + 1 o.g.
Le Sommer 3, Delie, Morel, Nécib, Thomis
Thomis 3, Thiney 2, Abily, Delie, Le Sommer
Delie 2, Le Sommer 2, Nécib, Renard + 1 o.g.
Sweden 2013 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–0
3–0
Russia Russia
Spain Spain
England England
1 / 4 Delie 2, Le Sommer
Renard
Le Sommer, Necib, Renard
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 2–4) Denmark Denmark NecibPenalty scored: 2 Thiney, 3 Le Sommer Penalty missed: 1 Necib, 4 Delannoy
2015 World Cup qualification
0
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
0
4–0 7–0
3–1 3–1
10–0 14–0
4–0 4–0
2–0 3–1
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Austria Austria
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hungary Hungary
Finland Finland
1 / 6 Thiney 4, Delie 3, Abily 2, Delannoy, Thomis
Bussaglia, Delie, Henry, Necib, Renard, Thomis
Thiney 8, Le Sommer 5, Renard 4, Delie 3, Abily, Bussaglia, Georges, Necib
Le Sommer 2, Abily, Delie, Majri, Thiney, Thomis + 1 o.g.
Necib 2, Bussaglia, Delie, Thiney
Canada 2015 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–0
0–2
5–0
England England
Colombia Colombia
Mexico Mexico
1 / 4 Le Sommer

Le Sommer 2, Delie, Henry + 1 o.g.
Round of 16 3–0 South Korea South Korea Delie 2, Thomis
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 4–5) Germany Germany NecibPenalty scored: 1 Thiney, 2 Abily, 3 Necib, 4 Renard Penalty missed: 5 Lavogez
2017 European Championship qualification
0
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
6–0
3–0 1-0
3–0 1-0
3–0 4-0
 Albania
 Greece
 Romania
 Ukraine
1 / 5 Houara 2, Le Sommer 2, Le Bihan 2
Le Sommer 2, Bilbault, Le Bihan
Le Sommer 2, Delie, Bussaglia
Majri 2, Delie, Bussaglia, Hamraoui, Abily + 1 o.g.
Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TBD 0
0
0

Media coverage[edit]

France women's matches broadcasting rights from 2014 until 2018 belong to Canal+ Group channels D8 and D17.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Tous les matchs - FFF". Fff.fr. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  3. ^ "France appoint Olivier Echouafni". 9 September 2016. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Bini: The truth is on the pitch". FIFA.com. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Toutes les sélectionnées" (in French). Footofeminin. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Staff - FFF". Fff.fr. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  8. ^ "Calendrier - FFF". Fff.fr. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  9. ^ "TV Rights: Women national team on D8 and D17, the League on Eurosport and France4". Foot d'Elles (in French). Eurosport. 31 January 2014. 

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