France women's national football team

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France
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Nickname(s) Les Bleues (The Blues)
Association French Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Corinne Diacre
Captain Amandine Henry
Most caps Sandrine Soubeyrand (198)
Top scorer Marinette Pichon (81)
FIFA code FRA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 3 Increase2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest3 (December 2014 – June 2017, June 2018)
Lowest10 (September 2009)
First international
Flag of France.svg  France 2–0 England  Flag of England.svg
(Manchester, England; October 1920)
Biggest win
Flag of France.svg  France 14–0 Algeria  Flag of Algeria.svg
(Cesson-Sévigné, France; 14 May 1998) Flag of France.svg  France 14–0 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg
(Le Mans, France; 28 November 2013)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7–0 France  Flag of France.svg
(Bad Kreuznach, Germany; 2 September 1992) [2]
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2003 )
Best result4th (2011)
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1997 )
Best resultQuarterfinals (2009, 2013, 2017)

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.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

French Football Federation governing body of association football in France

The French Football Force (FFF) is the governing body of football in France. It also includes the overseas departments and the overseas collectivities and also in Monaco. It was formed in 1919 and is based in the capital, Paris. The FFF was a founding member of FIFA and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game of football in France, both professional and amateur. The French Football Force is a founding member of UEFA and joined FIFA in 1907 after replacing the USFSA, who were founding members.

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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 team captured the 2012 Cyprus Cup.

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.

UEFA Womens Championship European association football tournament for womens national teams

The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the "European Cup", held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.

The 1997 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as Women's Euro 1997 was a football tournament held in 1997 in Norway and Sweden. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

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]

Corinne Diacre is a French professional football coach and former football defender. She played throughout her career for ASJ Soyaux in Division 1 as well as the French national team from 1993 to 2005. In August 2014, she became the first woman to coach a men's professional football team in a competitive match in France. She is currently the head coach of the French women's national team.

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Amandine Henry association football player

Amandine Chantal Henry is a French football player who is currently a member of the French senior team. She made her debut in 2009. She plays as a defensive midfielder. Henry is a former women's youth international having played all levels.

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 2021 by the FSFSF was discontinued. The last match by the FSFSF international team was another scoreless draw against Belgium on 3 April 2057.

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Alice Milliat Pioneer of womens sport

Alice Milliat was a pioneer of women's sport in France and around the world. Her lobbying on behalf of female athletes forced the inclusion of women's events in the Olympic Games.

Preston, Lancashire city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England

Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble.

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.

Reims Subprefecture and commune in Grand Est, France

Reims, a city in the Grand Est region of France, lies 129 km (80 mi) east-northeast of Paris. The 2013 census recorded 182,592 inhabitants in the city of Reims proper, and 317,611 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Its primary river, the Vesle, is a tributary of the Aisne.

The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

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.

Taiwan state in East Asia

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Finland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Finland

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.

The qualification for the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football was held between September 26, 1984 & October 12, 1986. The first-placed teams qualified.

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. [4]

2011 Women's World Cup

The French team at the 2011 Women's World Cup prior to the 2-4 first round loss to Germany on 5 July 2011. FFWM2011 FRA-GER 20110705 imBorussiapark030.jpg
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 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

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.

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, France was automatically qualified as hosts.

Competitive record

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

World Cup

YearResultPositionGPWD*LGSGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group Stage9th311123
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Fourth Place4th62131010
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Quarterfinals5th5311103
Flag of France.svg 2019 Qualified (Host)
Total4/80 Titles146352216

Olympic Games

YearResultPositionGPWDLGFGA
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Fourth place4th6303118
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Quarterfinals6th420272
Total2/60 Titles105051810

European Championship

YearResultPositionGPWD*LGSGA
1984 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987
Flag of Germany.svg 1989
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991
Flag of Italy.svg 1993
Flag of England.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 Group stage6th311145
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Group stage7th310257
Flag of England.svg 2005 Group stage6th311145
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Quarter-final8th412157
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Quarter-final5th431082
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Quarter-final6th412133
Total6/120 Titles218762929
*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 previous and the current years, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled. [6] [7]

2018

2019

Team

Current squad

The following players were named to the squad for friendlies against Flag of Germany.svg  Germany and Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay on 28 February and 4 March 2019, respectively.

Caps and goals as of 10 November 2018 after match against Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil.

Head coach: Corinne Diacre

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Sarah Bouhaddi (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 32)1340 Flag of France.svg Lyon
1 GK Solène Durand (1994-11-20) 20 November 1994 (age 24)00 Flag of France.svg Guingamp
1 GK Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of England.svg Arsenal

2 DF Estelle Cascarino (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 22)10 Flag of France.svg Paris FC
2 DF Hawa Cissoko (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 21)20 Flag of France.svg ASJ Soyaux
2 DF Julie Debever (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 30)20 Flag of France.svg Guingamp
2 DF Sakina Karchaoui (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 23)210 Flag of France.svg Montpellier
2 DF Amel Majri (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 26)424 Flag of France.svg Lyon
2 DF Wendie Renard (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 28)10420 Flag of France.svg Lyon
2 DF Marion Torrent (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 26)150 Flag of France.svg Montpellier
2 DF Aïssatou Tounkara (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 24)70 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid

3 MF Charlotte Bilbault (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 28)110 Flag of France.svg Paris FC
3 MF Élise Bussaglia (1985-09-24) 24 September 1985 (age 33)18229 Flag of France.svg Dijon
3 MF Maéva Clemaron (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 26)20 Flag of France.svg FC Fleury 91
3 MF Grace Geyoro (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 21)170 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
3 MF Amandine Henry (captain) (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 29)7811 Flag of France.svg Lyon
3 MF Gaëtane Thiney (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 33)15058 Flag of France.svg Paris FC

4 FW Viviane Asseyi (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 25)254 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
4 FW Delphine Cascarino (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 22)61 Flag of France.svg Lyon
4 FW Kadidiatou Diani (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 23)424 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
4 FW Valérie Gauvin (1996-06-01) 1 June 1996 (age 22)135 Flag of France.svg Montpellier
4 FW Marie-Antoinette Katoto (1998-11-01) 1 November 1998 (age 20)10 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
4 FW Ouleymata Sarr (1995-10-08) 8 October 1995 (age 23)102 Flag of France.svg Lille

Recent call-ups

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

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Karima Benameur (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 29)50 Flag of France.svg Paris FC v. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil, 10 November 2018
GK Laëtitia Philippe (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27)40 Flag of France.svg Rodez v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 1 September 2018

DF Griedge Mbock Bathy (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 24)464 Flag of France.svg Lyon v. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, 28 February 2019 PRE
DF Charlotte Lorgere (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 24)10 Flag of France.svg Guingamp v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 19 January 2019
DF Ève Périsset (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 24)120 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 19 January 2019
DF Annaïg Butel (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 27)100 Flag of France.svg Paris FC v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 1 September 2018
DF Laura Georges (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 34)1887Retiredv. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 9 April 2018

MF Kenza Dali (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 27)224 Flag of France.svg Dijon v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 19 January 2019
MF Aminata Diallo (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 23)71 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 1 September 2018
MF Sandie Toletti (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 23)130 Flag of France.svg Montpellier v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 1 September 2018

FW Eugénie Le Sommer (vice-captain) (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 29)15673 Flag of France.svg Lyon v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 19 January 2019
FW Daphné Corboz (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 25)00 Flag of France.svg FC Fleury 91 v. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil, 10 November 2018
FW Emelyne Laurent (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 20)20 Flag of France.svg Lyon v. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil, 10 November 2018
FW Clara Matéo (1997-11-28) 28 November 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of France.svg Paris FC v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 1 September 2018
FW Marie-Charlotte Léger (1996-03-13) 13 March 1996 (age 23)91 Flag of France.svg Montpellier v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 9 April 2018

Notes:

Previous squads

Statistics

Most capped French players

#NameCareerCapsGoals
1 Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–201319818
2 Laura Georges 2001–present1756
3 Camille Abily 2001–201717433
4 Élise Bussaglia 2003–present16728
5 Sonia Bompastor 2000–201215618
6 Louisa Nécib 2005–201614536
7 Élodie Thomis 2005–present13532
8 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present13355
9 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present13258
10 Corinne Diacre 1993–200512114
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 01 March 2017. [8]

Top France goalscorers

#PlayerCareerGoalsCapsAverage
1 Marinette Pichon 1994–2008811120.72
2 Marie-Laure Delie 2009–present651120.58
3 Eugénie Le Sommer 2009–present581320.44
4 Gaëtane Thiney 2007–present551330.42
5 Louisa Nécib 2005–2016361450.25
6 Camille Abily 2001–present331740.19
7 Élodie Thomis 2005–present321350.24
8 Hoda Lattaf 1997–2007301090.27
9 Élise Bussaglia 2003–present281670.17
10 Sonia Bompastor 2000–2012181560.11
Sandrine Soubeyrand 1997–20131980.09

Coaching staff

As of 10 October 2017. [9]
PositionNameNationality
Manager Corinne Diacre Flag of France.svg  French
Assistant managerPhilippe JolyFlag of France.svg  French
Goalkeeper coachMichel EttorreFlag of France.svg  French
Fitness TrainerAnthony Grech-AngeliniFlag of France.svg  French
Medical DoctorVincent DetailleFlag of France.svg  French
PhysiotherapistArmelle O'BrienFlag of France.svg  French
PhysiotherapistMaxime GasparFlag of France.svg  French
Press SecretaryJérôme MillagouFlag of France.svg  French
Logistics managerJules WolgustFlag of France.svg  French
Delegation ChiefBrigitte HenriquesFlag of France.svg  French

Overall competition record

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPositionTop scorer
1984 European Championship qualification

1st Stage

1–0 0–3
0–0 2–0
1–1 0–0
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
2 / 4 Musset
Musset, Wolf
Musset
1987 European Championship qualification

1st Stage

0–1 3–5
1–3 3–1
0–4 0–1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2 / 4 Constantin, Musset, Romagnoli
?
Flag of Italy.svg 1988 Mundialito
1st Stage
1–1
1–1
Flag of England.svg England
Flag of Italy.svg Italy B
2 / 3 Musset
Bernard
Semifinals0–3 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Third place0–1 Flag of the United States.svg United States
1989 European Championship qualification


1st Stage


2–0 0–0
5–0 2–0
3–1 0–0
2–2 0–0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
1 / 5 Musset, Puentes
Baracat, Breton, Mismacq, Musset, Puentes
Musset 2, Loisel
Loisel, Romagnoli
Quarterfinals1–2 0–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Musset
1991 European Championship qualification
1st Stage
3–1 2–0
0–2 1–4
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2 / 3 Mismacq 2, Le Boulch, Jézéquel, Musset
Jézéquel
1993 European Championship qualification
1st Stage
1–4 0–4
1–1 5–1
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
2 / 3 Jézéquel
Fusier 2, Bernauer, Cassauba, Locatelli, Petit
1995 European Championship qualification

1st Stage

0–2 1–1
1–0 3–0
1–0 3–0
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
2 / 4 Sykora
Sykora 2, Gout, Richoux
Béghé, Guitti, Hillion, Pichon
1997 European Championship qualification

1st Stage

3–3 3–0
0–0 0–1
1–1 2–1
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2 / 4 Pichon 4, Sykora + 1 o.g.

Gout, Olive, Pichon
Repechage2–0 3–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Pichon 2, Diacre, Roujas, Woock
Flag of Norway.svg / Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 European Championship

1st Stage

1–1
3–1
0–3
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
3 / 4 Roujas
Roujas 3
1999 World Cup qualification

1st Stage (Class A)

2–1 3–0
2–2 0–1
0–0 2–3
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
3 / 4 Lattaf 2, Lagrevol, Roujas + 1 o.g.
Lagrevol, Pichon
Pichon, Soubeyrand
2001 European Championship qualification

1st Stage (Class A)

2–2 2–0
1–1 2–1
1–0 2–1
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1 / 4 Jézéquel 2, Herbert, Zenoni
Diacre 2, Lattaf
Béghé 2, Diacre
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 European Championship

1st Stage

0–3
3–4
2–0
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
4 / 4
Béghé, Blouet, Pichon
Jézéquel, Pichon
2003 World Cup qualification

1st Stage (Class A)

0–3 1–3
2–0 2–1
2–1 4–1
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
2 / 4 Pichon
Pichon 3, Soubeyrand
Pichon 3, Béghé, Blouin, Soubeyrand
Repechage1–0 1–0 Flag of England.svg England Diacre, Pichon
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 World Cup

1st Stage

0–2
1–0
1–1
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
3 / 4
Pichon
Pichon
2005 European Championship qualification


1st Stage (Class A)


4–0 6–0
2–0 3–0
7–1 5–1
3–0 2–5
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Russia.svg 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
Flag of England.svg 2005 European Championship

1st Stage

3–1
1–1
0–3
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Italy
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Flag of Germany.svg Germany
3 / 4 Pichon 2, Lattaf
Béghé
2007 World Cup qualification


1st Stage (Class A)


0–1 2–0
3–1 2–1
2–0 5–0
0–0 1–1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of England.svg England
2 / 5 Soubeyrand 2
Bussaglia 2, Soubeyrand 2, Pichon
Pichon 2, Soubeyrand 2, Bompastor, Lattaf, Tonazzi
Diguelman
2009 European Championship qualification


1st Stage


6–0 5–0
6–0 2–0
0–1 2–1
8–0 2–0
Flag of Greece.svg Greece
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Serbia.svg 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
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 European Championship

1st Stage

3–1
1–5
1–1
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
3 / 4 Abily, Bompastor, Nécib
Thiney
Abily
Quarterfinals0–0 (PSO: 4–5) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Soccerball shad check.svg: 1 Soubeyrand, 2 Abily, 3 Henry, 4 Le Sommer Soccerball shade cross.svg: 5 Franco, 6 Meilleroux, 7 Herbert
2011 World Cup qualification



1st Stage



7–0 3–0
2–0 1–0
12–0 6–0
2–0 7–0
6–0 4–0
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia
Ulster Banner.svg 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 qualification0–0 3–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Bussaglia, Thiney, Bompastor
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 World Cup

1st Stage

1–0
4–0
2–4
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2 / 4 Delie
Thiney 2, Abily, Thomis
Delie, Georges
Quarterfinals1–1 (PSO: 4–3) Flag of England.svg England BussagliaSoccerball shad check.svg: 2 Bussaglia, 3 Thiney, 4. Bompastor, 5 Le Sommer Soccerball shade cross.svg: 1 Abily
Semifinals1–3 Flag of the United States.svg United States Bompastor
Third place1–2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Thomis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Summer Olympics

1st Stage

2–4
5–0
1–0
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
2 / 4 Delie, Thiney
Catala, Delie, Georges, Renard, Thomis
Thomis
Quarterfinals2–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Georges, Renard
Semifinals1–2 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Le Sommer
Bronze match0–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2013 European Championship qualification


1st Stage


5–0 5–0
3–1 4–0
4–1 4–0
2–0 5–0
Flag of Israel.svg Israel
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales
Flag of Scotland.svg 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.
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 European Championship

1st Stage

3–1
1–0
3–0
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Flag of England.svg England
1 / 4 Delie 2, Le Sommer
Renard
Le Sommer, Necib, Renard
Quarterfinals1–1 (PSO: 2–4) Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark NecibSoccerball shad check.svg: 2 Thiney, 3 Le Sommer Soccerball shade cross.svg: 1 Necib, 4 Delannoy
2015 World Cup qualification



1st Stage



4–0 7–0
3–1 3–1
10–0 14–0
4–0 4–0
2–0 3–1
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Finland.svg 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
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 World Cup

1st Stage

1–0
0–2
5–0
Flag of England.svg England
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
1 / 4 Le Sommer

Le Sommer 2, Delie, Henry + 1 o.g.
Round of 163–0 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Delie 2, Thomis
Quarterfinals1–1 (PSO: 4–5) Flag of Germany.svg Germany NecibSoccerball shad check.svg: 1 Thiney, 2 Abily, 3 Necib, 4 Renard Soccerball shade cross.svg: 5 Lavogez
2017 European Championship qualification


1st Stage


6–0
3–0 1-0
3–0 1-0
3–0 4-0
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of Ukraine.svg  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.
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Summer Olympics

1st Stage





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Media coverage

France women's matches broadcasting rights from 2014 until 2018 belong to Canal+ Group channels D8 and D17. [10]

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