Find out how to watch the defending World Cup champions using this France National Team TV schedule.

The 2018 World Cup provided France its second World Cup win. Ergo, France became just the sixth team to win multiple World Cup tournaments. For reference France won its first World Cup at home in 1998. In the European Championship, France has two tournament wins yet again.

Over the last five to ten years, France established itself as one of the premier soccer nations in the world. Russia 2018 showed France’s dominance against the world’s best. However, France still had one of the youngest rosters competing at that World Cup. Therefore, France shows no signs of leaving the biggest stage.

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First game: May 1, 1904 (Draw vs. Belgium in Uccle)
Manager: Didier Deschamps
Best World Cup finish:
Winners (1998, 2018)
Best European Championship Finish: Winners (1984, 2000)

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The defending World Cup champions are one of the most popular sides in the world. After all, people tend to watch the best team at play.

With FOX Sports acquiring the rights to the European Championship starting in 2024, FOX and FS1 are practically the hubs of the France National Team TV schedule. However, this is not the only location for French games.

In fact, World Cup Qualifying is on FOX Sports, with select games on fuboTV. Plus, there is always the off chance that a friendly makes it to linear TV. Or, that could also be on ESPN+. It truly depends on what other content is available that day. fuboTV allows access to FOX, FS1 and FS2. These are the channels you need to watch France play in its most important games.

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Lineup

No other squad can compete with the talent at Didier Deschamps’s disposal. When France won the World Cup in 2018, it had the second-youngest lineup in the competition. Safe to say it was good experience for the current generation of French players.

Certain players are a lock, especially looking ahead to the 2022 World Cup. Karim Benzema, who was not on the France squad in 2018, is on track to win the Ballon d’Or based on his season at Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappé is set to join Benzema at Real Madrid for the 2022/23 season. N’golo Kanté and Paul Pogba, despite relative struggles at the club level this season, are midfield maestros.

There will be tough calls for Deschamps when picking his best potential starting XI. The lineup above is just one example of what he could put together. However, the options seem to roll on forever.

It is not crazy to think that France’s substitutes a reserves could do damage at the World Cup. Attacking options not in that potential starting XI include Ousmane Demebele, who led LaLiga in assists. Christopher Nkunku won Bundesliga Player of the Season. Kingsley Coman starts regularly for Bayern Munich.

Plus, defensive options abound. Aurélien Tchouameni is a strong option behind N’golo Kanté. Jules Koundé and Dayot Upamecano would be a top-three center-back pairing in the World Cup. Plus, Mike Maignan led Serie A in clean sheets for AC Milan.

This is just the surface. France is the favorites at the World Cup in 2022 for a good reason.

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Guide to World Cup 2022

Here are some resources to help you get the most out of the biggest event in soccer!
TV Schedule: All the info on where and when to watch every game
The Groups: We breakdown each group and all the teams
The Kits: Check out what every team will be wearing on the field this fall
Predictor: Play out every scenario with our World Cup Predictor
World Cup Bracket: Map out the entire tournament, from the groups to the final