French Football Federation (native: Federation Francaise de Football)
Since its first official international match in 1904 France for a long period remained a weak opponent for the neighboring countries teams. All its participations in international competitions such as first editions of the World Championship or Olympic Games tournaments before the Second World War were unsuccessful. In a later period France became one of the strongest teams in the world.
In 1958 and 1986 the France national football team won Bronze medal of the world’s major tournament and in 1998 and 2018 became the World Cup winner. Also twice (1984 and 2000) France were the best side in European Championship and two times (2001 and 2003) in F.I.F.A. Confederations Cup.
The football players of Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. most often were involved in 838 matches played by France to date. Lilian Thuram holds the record of 142 caps for the national team.