In 1998 France automatically qualified for the FIFA World Cup after being the hosts of the tournament and managed to win their first World Cup trophy on home soil.
Back in 2002 when the tournament was hosted by Korea and Japan, they were humiliated by Senegal and didn’t make it past the group stage.
In 2006 they managed to reach the final only to lose on penalties against Italy. Even though they didn't win it, the fact that they reached the final shows that it was a good tournament.
Yes, their performances have been up and down but this year could be the year where they are on the up.
With the talent of Paul Pogba and Karim Benzema, who’s in fine form, will France prove to be a force in the 2014 World Cup?