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.

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]

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 4 Steady (12 July 2019)[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)

History

Early history

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.

Reinstatement

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

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

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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

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 Cup

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 2017

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 Cup

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 the tournament with four consecutive victories, winning its group and defeating Brazil 2-1 in the round of 16, before falling to the United States in the quarterfinal, 2-1.

Competitive record

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

World Cup

Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF 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 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 1 1 10 3
France 2019 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 10 4
Total 4/8 0 Titles 19 10 3 6 32 20

Olympic Games

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
Japan 2020 Did not qualify
France 2024 Qualified as host
Total 3/7 0 Titles 10 5 0 5 18 10

European Championship

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
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 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.

Invitational trophies

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of matches in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.[7][8]

2019

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[9]

Caps and goals as of 23rd June 2019 after match against  Brazil

Head coach: Corinne Diacre

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Solène Durand 20 November 1994 (age 24) 0 0 France Guingamp
16 GK Sarah Bouhaddi 17 October 1986 (age 32) 143 0 France Lyon
21 GK Pauline Peyraud-Magnin 17 March 1992 (age 27) 2 0 England Arsenal

2 DF Ève Périsset 24 December 1994 (age 24) 17 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3 DF Wendie Renard 20 July 1990 (age 28) 112 22 France Lyon
4 DF Marion Torrent 17 April 1992 (age 27) 25 0 France Montpellier
5 DF Aïssatou Tounkara 16 March 1995 (age 24) 12 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
7 DF Sakina Karchaoui 26 January 1996 (age 23) 26 0 France Montpellier
10 DF Amel Majri 25 January 1993 (age 26) 49 4 France Lyon
19 DF Griedge Mbock Bathy 26 February 1995 (age 24) 53 5 France Lyon
22 DF Julie Debever 18 April 1988 (age 31) 3 0 France EA Guingamp

6 MF Amandine Henry (captain) 28 September 1989 (age 29) 86 13 France Lyon
8 MF Grace Geyoro 2 July 1997 (age 22) 23 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
14 MF Charlotte Bilbault 5 June 1990 (age 29) 17 1 France Paris FC
15 MF Élise Bussaglia 24 September 1985 (age 33) 191 30 France Dijon
17 MF Gaëtane Thiney 28 October 1985 (age 33) 159 58 France Paris FC
23 MF Maéva Clemaron 10 November 1992 (age 26) 4 1 England Everton

9 FW Eugénie Le Sommer (vice-captain) 18 May 1989 (age 30) 162 76 France Lyon
11 FW Kadidiatou Diani 1 April 1995 (age 24) 50 10 France Paris Saint-Germain
12 FW Emelyne Laurent 4 November 1998 (age 20) 5 0 France EA Guingamp
13 FW Valérie Gauvin 1 June 1996 (age 23) 22 12 France Montpellier
18 FW Viviane Asseyi 20 November 1993 (age 25) 33 5 France Bordeaux
20 FW Delphine Cascarino 5 February 1997 (age 22) 16 3 France Lyon

Recent call-ups

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 Karima Benameur 13 April 1989 (age 30) 5 0 France Paris FC v.  Brazil, 10 November 2018
GK Laëtitia Philippe 30 April 1991 (age 28) 4 0 France Rodez v.  Mexico, 1 September 2018

DF Estelle Cascarino 5 February 1997 (age 22) 1 0 France Paris FC v.  Uruguay, 4 March 2019
DF Hawa Cissoko 10 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0 France ASJ Soyaux v.  Uruguay, 4 March 2019
DF Charlotte Lorgere 25 August 1994 (age 24) 1 0 France Guingamp v.  United States, 19 January 2019
DF Annaïg Butel 15 February 1992 (age 27) 10 0 France Paris FC v.  Mexico, 1 September 2018

MF Kheira Hamraoui 13 January 1990 (age 29) 34 3 Spain Barcelona v.  Denmark, 8 April 2019
MF Kenza Dali 31 July 1991 (age 27) 22 4 France Dijon v.  United States, 19 January 2019
MF Aminata Diallo 3 April 1995 (age 24) 7 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Mexico, 1 September 2018
MF Sandie Toletti 13 July 1995 (age 24) 13 0 France Montpellier v.  Mexico, 1 September 2018

FW Marie-Antoinette Katoto 1 November 1998 (age 20) 4 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Uruguay, 4 March 2019
FW Ouleymata Sarr 8 October 1995 (age 23) 10 2 France Lille v.  Uruguay, 4 March 2019
FW Daphné Corboz 13 June 1993 (age 26) 0 0 France FC Fleury 91 v.  Brazil, 10 November 2018
FW Clara Matéo 28 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0 France Paris FC v.  Mexico, 1 September 2018

Previous squads

FIFA Women's World Cup squads
UEFA European Championships squads
Summer Olympics squads

Statistics

Most capped French players

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–2013 198 17
2 Élise Bussaglia 2003–present 191 30
3 Laura Georges 2001–2018 188 7
4 Camille Abily 2001–2017 183 37
5 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 162 76
6 Gaëtane Thiney 2007- 159 58
7 Sonia Bompastor 2000–2012 156 19
8 Louisa Nécib 2005–2016 145 36
9 Sarah Bouhaddi 2004-present 143 0
10 Élodie Thomis 2005–2017 141 32
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 23 June 2019.[10]

Top France goalscorers

# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Marinette Pichon 1994–2008 81 112 0.72
2 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present 76 162 0.47
3 Marie-Laure Delie 2009–present 65 123 0.53
4 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present 58 159 0.36
5 Camille Abily 2001–2017 37 183 0.20
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–present 30 191 0.16
10 Wendie Renard 2011-present 22 112 0.20

Coaching staff

As of 10 October 2017.[11]
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

Overall competition record

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
4–0
0–1
3–0
Colombia Colombia
United States United States
New Zealand New Zealand
2 / 4 Le Sommer, Abily, Majri + 1 o.g.

Le Sommer, Cadamuro 2
Quarterfinals 0–1 Canada Canada

Media coverage

France women's matches broadcasting rights from 2014 until 2018 belong to Canal+ Group channels D8 and D17.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Tous les matchs – FFF". Fff.fr. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ Equipe de France [@equipedefrance] (24 October 2017). "Corinne Diacre l'a annoncé après le match #FRAGHA, @amandinehenry6 est la nouvelle capitaine des Bleues ! ©️🇫🇷" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Longman, Jeré (25 June 2019). "In Women's World Cup Origin Story, Fact and Fiction Blur". The New York Times. p. B10. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Bini: The truth is on the pitch". FIFA.com. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  6. ^ Cyprus Cup
  7. ^ France Games
  8. ^ France – Calendar
  9. ^ https://www.fff.fr/actualites/185233-les-23-bleues-pour-le-mondial-en-france
  10. ^ "Toutes les sélectionnées" (in French). Footofeminin. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  11. ^ "STAFF DE LA SÉLECTION". Fff.fr. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ "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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FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
United States 2003 Group stage 20 September  Norway L 0–2 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
24 September  South Korea W 1–0 RFK Stadium, Washington
27 September  Brazil D 1–1
Germany 2011 Group stage 26 June  Nigeria W 1–0 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
30 June  Canada W 4–0 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
5 July  Germany L 2–4 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Quarter-finals 9 July  England D 1–1 (4–3 pen) BayArena, Leverkusen
Semi-finals 13 July  United States L 1–3 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Third place play-off 16 July  Sweden L 1–2 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Canada 2015 Group stage 9 June  England W 1–0 Moncton Stadium, Moncton
13 June  Colombia L 0–2
17 June  Mexico W 5–0 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Round of 16 21 June  South Korea W 3–0 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Quarter-finals 26 June  Germany D 1–1 (4–5 pen)
France 2019 Group stage 7 June  South Korea W 4–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
12 June  Norway W 2–1 Allianz Riviera, Nice
17 June  Nigeria W 1–0 Roazhon Park, Rennes
Round of 16 23 June  Brazil W 2–1 (aet) Stade Océane, Le Havre
Quarter-finals 28 June  United States L 1–2 Parc des Princes, Paris
1 September 2018 FriendlyFrance 4–0 MexicoAmiens, France
Report Stadium: Stade de La Licorne
Attendance: 8,080
Referee: Irina Lyussin (Belgium)
5 October 2018 FriendlyFrance 2–0 AustraliaSaint-Étienne, France
21:00 CEST
Report Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Attendance: 10,815
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
9 October 2018 FriendlyFrance 6–0 CameroonGrenoble, France
Report Stadium: Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 8,023
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)
10 November 2018 FriendlyFrance 3–1 BrazilNice, France
Report
Stadium: Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 12,073
Referee: Marta Huerta De Aza (Spain)
19 January 2019 FriendlyFrance 3–1 United StatesLe Havre, France
20:45
Report
Stadium: Stade Océane
Attendance: 22,870
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
28 February 2019 FriendlyFrance 0–1 GermanyLaval, France
21:00 Report
Stadium: Stade Francis Le Basser
Attendance: 10,238
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
4 March 2019 FriendlyFrance 6–0 UruguayTours, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade de la Vallée du Cher
Attendance: 11,019
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
4 April 2019 FriendlyFrance 3–1 JapanAuxerre, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps
Attendance: 15,379
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
8 April 2019 FriendlyFrance 4–0 DenmarkStrasbourg, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade de la Meinau
Attendance: 15,874
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
25 May 2019 FriendlyFrance 3–0 ThailandOrleans, France
16:00
Report Stadium: Stade de la Source
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara
31 May 2019 FriendlyFrance 2–1 China PRCreteil, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Stade Dominique Duvauchelle
Referee: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
7 June 2019 Women's World Cup – GSFrance 4–0 South KoreaParis, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Parc des Princes
Attendance: 45,261
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)
12 June 2019 Women's World Cup – GSFrance 2–1 NorwayNice, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 34,872
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
17 June 2019 Women's World Cup – GSNigeria 0–1 FranceRennes, France
21:00 Report
Stadium: Roazhon Park
Attendance: 28,267
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
23 June 2019 Women's World Cup – R16France 2–1 (a.e.t.) BrazilLe Havre, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Stade Océane
Attendance: 23,965
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
28 June 2019 Women's World Cup – QFFrance 1–2 United StatesParis, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Parc des Princes
Attendance: 45,595
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
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