France women's national football team

The French women's national football team (French: Équipe de France féminine de football, sometimes shortened as Féminin A) is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team 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.

France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Bleues (The Blues)
AssociationFrench Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachCorinne Diacre
CaptainAmandine Henry
Most capsSandrine Soubeyrand (198)
Top scorerMarinette Pichon (81)
FIFA codeFRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 3 Increase 1 (26 June 2020)[1]
Highest3 (December 2014 – June 2017, June 2018)
Lowest10 (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
Appearances4 (first in 2003)
Best resultFourth place (2011)
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1997)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017)

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 one of the most consistent teams 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 team captured the 2012 Cyprus Cup and the fourth place at Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Corinne Diacre has been the manager of the national team since 30 August 2017. The current captain of the national team is midfielder Amandine Henry.[3]

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

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.[4] 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.

ReinstatementEdit

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 BiniEdit

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]

Current ManagerEdit

Corinne Diacre is the current manager of France's women's national team and was appointed in August 2017.[6] She has led the French national team to success as champions in the SheBelieves Cup in 2017 and runner-ups in 2018.

2011 Women's World CupEdit

 
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 eraEdit

France has entered one of the most successful eras in the country's women's football history. In the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 held in Sweden, France stood top of the group, beating Spain, England and Russia to earn its ticket to the quarter-finals. However, Bergeroo's side lost to Denmark in a penalty shootout, thus failing to advance to the semi-finals.

2015 FIFA Women's World CupEdit

In the 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 64th minute 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 minutes, 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.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017Edit

France won all matches at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 3. The home matches had sizable crowds, with 7,761 spectators attending the Romania match at the MMArena in Le Mans, 15,028 spectators at the Ukraine match at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, 24,835 spectators at the Greece match at Roazhon Park in Rennes, and 7,521 spectators at the Albania at Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris. The team scored a win and two draws at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group C, and was defeated by England in quarter-finals.

2019 FIFA Women's World CupEdit

In March 2015, France was selected to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup of the tournament. Having automatically qualified as hosts, France was considered a favorite to win the tournament, along with the United States. The team opened with three victories against Norway, Nigeria, and South Korea, winning its group with a total of 9 points.[7] In the round of 16, France defeated Brazil by a score of 2-1, but lost to the United States in the quarterfinal with a score of 2–1. This Women's World Cup was particularly notable, as it was used as a platform by many women's teams to campaign for equal pay between men and women.[8]

Media coverageEdit

Friendly and QualifiersEdit

Television channel Period
Direct 8, C8, CStar 2009–2018
W9 2019–2023

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Television channel Period
Direct 8 2011
W9 2015
TF1 2019

UEFA Women's EuroEdit

Television channel Period
Direct 8 2009, 2013
France Télévision 2017
TF1 2021

Coaching staffEdit

As of 10 October 2017.[9]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Corinne Diacre   French
Assistant manager Philippe Joly   French
Goalkeeper coach Michel Ettorre   French
Fitness Trainer Anthony Grech-Angelini   French
Medical Doctor Vincent Detaille   French
Physiotherapist Armelle O'Brien   French
Physiotherapist Maxime Gaspar   French
Press Secretary Jérôme Millagou   French
Logistics manager Jules Wolgust   French
Delegation Chief Brigitte Henriques   French

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier against   Serbia on 9 November 2019.[10]

Head coach: Corinne Diacre

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sarah Bouhaddi (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 33) 147 0   Lyon
1GK Solène Durand (1994-11-20) 20 November 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Guingamp
1GK Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 28) 2 0   Atlético Madrid

2DF Élisa de Almeida (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Montpellier
2DF Sakina Karchaoui (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 24) 28 0   Montpellier
2DF Griedge Mbock Bathy (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 25) 57 5   Lyon
2DF Perle Morroni (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Paris Saint-Germain
2DF Ève Périsset (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 25) 17 0   Paris Saint-Germain
2DF Wendie Renard (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 30) 117 24   Lyon
2DF Marion Torrent (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 28) 28 0   Montpellier
2DF Aïssatou Tounkara (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 25) 13 0   Atlético Madrid

3MF Charlotte Bilbault (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 30) 20 1   Bordeaux
3MF Kenza Dali (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 29) 22 4   West Ham United
3MF Grace Geyoro (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 23) 26 1   Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Amandine Henry (captain) (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 30) 89 13   Lyon
3MF Amel Majri (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 27) 54 5   Lyon
3MF Gaëtane Thiney (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 34) 161 58   Paris FC

4FW Viviane Asseyi (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 26) 37 4   Bordeaux
4FW Delphine Cascarino (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 23) 20 3   Lyon
4FW Kadidiatou Diani (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 25) 53 10   Paris Saint-Germain
4FW Valérie Gauvin (1996-06-01) 1 June 1996 (age 24) 26 13   Montpellier
4FW Marie-Antoinette Katoto (1998-11-01) 1 November 1998 (age 21) 6 2   Paris Saint-Germain
4FW Eugénie Le Sommer (vice-captain) (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 31) 167 80   Lyon

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Justine Lerond (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Metz v.   Spain, 31 August 2019

DF Julie Debever (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 32) 3 0   Internazionale v.   Kazakhstan, 8 October 2019

MF Maéva Clemaron (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 27) 4 1   Everton v.   Kazakhstan, 8 October 2019
MF Léa Khelifi (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Paris Saint-Germain v.   Spain, 31 August 2019

FW Emelyne Laurent (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Atlético Madrid v.   Spain, 31 August 2019

Previous squadsEdit

Player recordsEdit

Most capped French playersEdit

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–2013 198 17
2 Élise Bussaglia 2003–2019 192 30
3 Laura Georges 2001–2018 188 7
4 Camille Abily 2001–2017 183 37
5 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 170 80
6 Gaëtane Thiney 2007– 163 58
7 Sonia Bompastor 2000–2012 156 19
8 Sarah Bouhaddi 2004–present 149 0
9 Louisa Nécib 2005–2016 145 36
10 Élodie Thomis 2005–2017 141 32
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 10 March 2020.[11]

Top France goalscorersEdit

# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Marinette Pichon 1994–2008 81 112 0.72
2 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 80 170 0.47
3 Marie-Laure Delie 2009–2017 65 123 0.53
4 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present 58 163 0.36
5 Camille Abily 2001–2017 37 183 0.2
6 Louisa Nécib 2005–2016 36 145 0.25
7 Élodie Thomis 2005–2017 32 141 0.23
8 Hoda Lattaf 1997–2007 31 111 0.28
9 Élise Bussaglia 2003–2019 30 192 0.16
10 Wendie Renard 2011–present 23 120 0.19

Recent results and scheduleEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

The following is a list of matches in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.[12][13]

2019Edit

31 August 2019 FriendlyFrance  2–0  SpainClermont-Ferrand, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade Gabriel Montpied
Attendance: 7,508
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
4 October 2019 FriendlyFrance  4–0  IcelandNîmes, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade des Costières
Attendance: 11,384
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)
8 October 2019 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGKazakhstan  0–3  FranceShymkent, Kazakhstan
17:00 Report
Stadium: Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium
Referee: Laura Rapp (Sweden)
9 November 2019 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGFrance  6–0  SerbiaBordeaux, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Matmut Atlantique
Attendance: 21,211
Referee: Marta Huerta De Aza (Spain)

2020Edit

4 March 2020 2020 Tournoi de FranceFrance  1–0  CanadaCalais, France
17:00
Report Stadium: Stade de l'Epopee
Attendance: 7,054
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
7 March 2020 2020 Tournoi de FranceFrance  1–0  BrazilValenciennes, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 17,022
Referee: Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain)
10 March 2020 2020 Tournoi de FranceFrance  3–3  NetherlandsValenciennes, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 0
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
18 September 2020 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGSerbia  v  FranceSerbia
23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGFrance  v  North MacedoniaFrance
27 October 2020 (2020-10-27)[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGFrance  v  AustriaFrance
27 November 2020 (2020-11-27)[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGAustria  v  FranceAustria
1 December 2020 (2020-12-01)[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ GGFrance  v  KazakhstanFrance

Overall competition recordEdit

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
  Portugal
  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
  Belgium
  Sweden
2 / 4 Constantin, Musset, Romagnoli
?
0
  1988 Mundialito
0
1st Stage
0
1–1
1–1
  England
  Italy B
2 / 3 Musset
Bernard
Semifinals 0–3   Italy
Third place 0–1   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
  Bulgaria
  Spain
  Czechoslovakia
1 / 5 Musset, Puentes
Baracat, Breton, Mismacq, Musset, Puentes
Musset 2, Loisel
Loisel, Romagnoli
Quarterfinals 1–2 0–2   Italy Musset
1991 European Championship qualification
0
1st Stage
0
3–1 2–0
0–2 1–4
  Poland
  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
  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
  Portugal
  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
  Russia
  Netherlands
2 / 4 Pichon 4, Sykora + 1 o.g.
0
Gout, Olive, Pichon
Repechage 2–0 3–0   Finland Pichon 2, Diacre, Roujas, Woock
  /   1997 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–1
3–1
0–3
  Spain
  Russia
  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
  Finland
  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
  Netherlands
  Spain
1 / 4 Jézéquel 2, Herbert, Zenoni
Diacre 2, Lattaf
Béghé 2, Diacre
  2001 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–3
3–4
2–0
  Norway
  Denmark
  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
  Ukraine
  Czech Republic
2 / 4 Pichon
Pichon 3, Soubeyrand
Pichon 3, Béghé, Blouin, Soubeyrand
Repechage 1–0 1–0   England Diacre, Pichon
  2003 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
0–2
1–0
1–1
  Norway
  South Korea
  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
  Iceland
  Poland
  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
  2005 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–1
0–3
  Italy
  Norway
  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
  Austria
  Hungary
  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
  Slovenia
  Iceland
  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
  2009 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–5
1–1
  Iceland
  Germany
  Norway
3 / 4 Abily, Bompastor, Nécib
Thiney
Abily
Quarterfinals 0–0 (PSO: 4–5)   Netherlands  : 1 Soubeyrand, 2 Abily, 3 Henry, 4 Le Sommer  : 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
  Iceland
  Estonia
  Serbia
  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 Bussaglia, Thiney, Bompastor
  2011 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–0
4–0
2–4
  Nigeria
  Canada
  Germany
2 / 4 Delie
Thiney 2, Abily, Thomis
Delie, Georges
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 4–3)   England Bussaglia : 2 Bussaglia, 3 Thiney, 4. Bompastor, 5 Le Sommer  : 1 Abily
Semifinals 1–3   United States Bompastor
Third place 1–2   Sweden Thomis
  2012 Summer Olympics
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
2–4
5–0
1–0
  United States
  North Korea
  Colombia
2 / 4 Delie, Thiney
Catala, Delie, Georges, Renard, Thomis
Thomis
Quarterfinals 2–1   Sweden Georges, Renard
Semifinals 1–2   Japan Le Sommer
Bronze match 0–1   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
  Ireland
  Wales
  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.
  2013 European Championship
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
3–1
1–0
3–0
  Russia
  Spain
  England
1 / 4 Delie 2, Le Sommer
Renard
Le Sommer, Necib, Renard
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 2–4)   Denmark Necib : 2 Thiney, 3 Le Sommer  : 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
  Austria
  Bulgaria
  Hungary
  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
  2015 World Cup
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
1–0
0–2
5–0
  England
  Colombia
  Mexico
1 / 4 Le Sommer

Le Sommer 2, Delie, Henry + 1 o.g.
Round of 16 3–0   South Korea Delie 2, Thomis
Quarterfinals 1–1 (PSO: 4–5)   Germany Necib : 1 Thiney, 2 Abily, 3 Necib, 4 Renard  : 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.
  2016 Summer Olympics
0
0
1st Stage
0
0
4–0
0–1
3–0
  Colombia
  United States
  New Zealand
2 / 4 Le Sommer, Abily, Majri + 1 o.g.

Le Sommer, Cadamuro 2
Quarterfinals 0–1   Canada

HonoursEdit

Invitational trophiesEdit

Competitive recordEdit

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

World CupEdit

Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995
  1999
  2003 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 2 3
  2007 Did not qualify
  2011 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 10 10
  2015 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 1 1 10 3
  2019 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 0 1 10 4
   2023 To be determined
Total 4/9 0 Titles 19 10 3 6 32 20

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 11 8
  2016 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 7 2
  2020 Did not qualify
  2024 Qualified as host
Total 3/7 0 Titles 10 5 0 5 18 10

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not qualify
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
     1995
   1997 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 5
  2001 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 5 7
  2005 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 5
  2009 Quarter-final 8th 4 1 2 1 5 7
  2013 Quarter-final 5th 4 3 1 0 8 2
  2017 Quarter-final 6th 4 1 2 1 3 3
Total 6/12 0 Titles 21 8 7 6 29 29
*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.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d All matches originally scheduled to be played in April and June 2020 had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[14] These matches were subsequently rearranged to take place between October and December 2020.


ReferencesEdit

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  13. ^ France – Calendar
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference COVID-19 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  15. ^ Cyprus Cup

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