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France at the 2022 World Cup: Fixtures, results, squad, scorers

World champions in 2018, France have booked their place in the last 16 with a game to spare.

Kylian Mbappé celebrates after his two goals helped France beat Denmark
Kylian Mbappé celebrates after his two goals helped France beat Denmark FIFA via Getty Images

France's World Cup Group D fixtures

22 November: France 4-1 Australia (Rabiot 27, Giroud 32 71, Mbappé 68; Goodwin 9)
26 November: France 2-1 Denmark (Mbappé 61 86; Christensen 68)
30 November: Tunisia vs France

France's possible round of 16 opponents
Group winners: vs Group C runners-up (4 December)
Group runners-up: vs Group C winners (3 December)

2021 Nations League final highlights: Spain 1-2 France

France's final 25-player squad*

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda

Defenders: Axel Disasi, Lucas Hernández, Theo Hernández, Ibrahima Konaté, Jules Koundé, Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Raphaël Varane

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, Matteo Guendouzi, Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouameni, Jordan Veretout

Forwards: Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Randal Kolo Muani, Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Thuram

*Karim Benzema was initially included in the final squad but had to withdraw through injury and was not replaced

How France qualified

Group D: W5 D3 L0 F18 A3

France 1-1 Ukraine
Kazakhstan 0-2 France
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-1 France
France 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ukraine 1-1 France
France 2-0 Finland
France 8-0 Kazakhstan
Finland 0-2 France

Top scorer: Antoine Griezmann (6 goals)

France coach: Didier Deschamps

A defensive midfielder who won the UEFA Champions League with Marseille and Juventus, Deschamps captained Les Bleus to victory at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and then UEFA EURO 2000. France boss since 2012, he made up for final disappointment at UEFA EURO 2016 by leading his side to World Cup glory two years later and added another tournament triumph when his side bounced back after a disappointing UEFA EURO 2020 showing to win the 2021 UEFA Nations League.

France captain: Hugo Lloris

The 35-year-old Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper is playing in his fourth World Cup finals, equalling Thierry Henry's national record. If everything goes to plan in Qatar, Lloris will become the most capped player in France's history during his time at the finals; he went into the tournament three shy of Lilian Thuram's record of 142.

Mbappé's solo stunner for France

France's World Cup history 

Most appearances: Fabien Barthez and Thierry Henry (17)
Top scorer: Just Fontaine (13)
Best performance: Winners (1998, 2018)
2018 World Cup: Winners (W4-2 vs Croatia)

After two wins and a draw in the 2018 group stage, two goals from Kylian Mbappé helped Les Bleus to edge a seven-goal thriller with Argentina in the round of 16. They then defeated Uruguay and Belgium to make it to the decider, where strikes from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Mbappé – and a Mario Mandžukić own goal – overwhelmed Croatia.

France's EURO 2024 qualifying fixtures (Group B)

24/03/2023: France vs Netherlands
27/03/2023: Republic of Ireland vs France
16/06/2023: Gibraltar vs France
19/06/2023: France vs Greece
07/09/2023: France vs Republic of Ireland
13/10/2023: Netherlands vs France
18/11/2023: France vs Gibraltar
21/11/2023: Greece vs France

France vs Netherlands EURO history