World Cup France

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Year Finish
1930 Round 1
1934 Round 1
1954 Round
1958 Third place
1962 Did not qualify
1966 Round 1
1978 Round 1
1982 Fourth place
1986 Third place
1998 Champions
2002 Round
2006 Runners-up

The crowning moment of their glory was when they soundly beat the defending holders Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup Final in 1998. In the first half, taking advantage of poor Brazilian marking at defensive set pieces, Zin├ędine Zidane scored two headed goals from France's corner kicks. Brazil was unable to find the net despite Desailly getting sent off and Emmanuel Petit adding a third goal in the last minute of normal time to seal the win for France. France's inaugural win also made them the first host in 20 years to win the World Cup. An estimated one million people took to the Paris streets to celebrate that night.



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