France World Cups: World Cup history for France

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France World Cups: World Cup history for France

France was one of the host nations for the World Cup tournament in its early days. They were the host of the 3rd FIFA World Cup in history (1938) and the host of the 16th (1998).


France is one of the World Cup host nations. They were the winners of the 1998 and 2018 World Cups.


Kylian Mbappé scored a hat-trick at the 2022 World Cup in the final game with Argentina in the extra time making a draw (3-3).

Mbappe made his first appearance at FIFA World Cup in 2018. In the tournament, France lifted their 2nd World Cup trophy.

Mbappe scored his 6th, 7th, and 8th goals of the 2022 tournament to take his total to 12 in the competition overall. The 6th goal was a penalty scored in the 80th minute, the 7th goal in the 81st minute, and the last goal in the 118th minute (a penalty again).

He scored his first goal for his national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mbappe stands as the youngest play to have made this iconic feat at the age of 19.

The goal was scored against Peru in their Group Stage match (1-0).

Kylian Mbappé made his first appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and continued to play for his nation at the 2022 tournament also.

This time, he scored a hat-trick which warranted his win of GOLDEN BOOT at the tournament. He played in two (2) tournaments so far (2018 and the recent, 2022) in Qatar.


Argentina and France have met in the FIFA World Cup fifty-one (51) times. Both countries proved their strength to the extreme as well.

On the side of France, they won thirty-six (36) matches out of the 51 times they played. For the Argentines, they won only fourteen (14). Unluckily, they played a draw in one of their games in the tournament.


The FIFA 2022 World Cup held in Qatar was attended by thousands of fans of football where excitement and a good time mixed with a great experience.

Argentina and France made it successfully to the Final day which many nations have been craving for. France lifted the trophy twice (1998 & 2018). Finally, Argentina won the 2022 World Cup making the 3rd time (1978, 1986, and 2022).

Even though Argentina defeated France and lifted the trophy, Mbappé won the GOLDEN BOOT which was warranted by his hat-trick and Messi also won the GOLDEN BALL at the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar.



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