This will mark France’s 15th appearance in a World Cup tournament and their journey to appear in the Qatar 2022 World Cup was a fairly easy one, to say the least. France was able to secure promotion to this year's World Cup tournament by going undefeated by drawing 3 of their 10 games whilst securing victories in the remaining 7 games. The most impressive scoreline came from the 8-0 victory over Kazakhstan in which an in-form Mbappe ran riot throughout most of the game as he scored 4 of the 8 goals. The remaining four goals came from other world-class attacking talents with Benzema, Griezmann and even Rabiot in midfield creating a goal.
It was largely due to this dominating fixture being the reason why France managed to obtain the best goals in their Group D qualification table. More impressively, France only saw a total of 3 goals enter the back of their net throughout all 10 of their qualifying games. Resulting in a staggering goal difference of 15. Compared to the second-best goal difference stats with Ukraine’s 3 - the difference is truly alarming.
It is no secret that France will look to seek out retribution during their shock exit in the Euros tournament and with the firepower they possess along with the defensive prowess they are showing - France look to be a really strong contender to lift the World Cup back to back tournaments. Something that hasn’t been seen since Brazil’s back to back wins in 1958 and 1962. During the last World Cup in 2018, France defeated the surprising finalists in Croatia in an exciting 4-2 fixture.