What is the official name of France?
France (French: [f??~s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [?epyblik f??~s?z]), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
France is often referred to by the media and supporters as Les Bleus (The Blues), which is the nickname associated with all of France's international sporting teams due to the blue shirts each team incorporates.
- Argentina, Uruguay, the United States and Yugoslavia each won their respective groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 people, and became the first nation to win the World Cup.
- Germany national football team
Nickname(s) Nationalelf (national eleven) DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven) Die Mannschaft (The "Mannschaft") Association German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund – DFB) Confederation UEFA (Europe) Head coach Joachim Löw FIFA ranking
The Gallic rooster (French: coq gaulois) is an unofficial national symbol of France as a nation, as opposed to Marianne representing France as a State, and its values: the Republic.
- Coming from the same region as coq au vin –Burgundy (or in French, Bourgogne) in east France – beef bourguignon has several similarities. The dish is a stew made of beef braised in red wine, beef broth and seasoned with garlic, pearl onions, fresh herbs and mushrooms.
- Although a variety of sports and games are played and hosted by France, the most popular sports there are football, tennis, and cycling. Football has the maximum number of licensed players and is considered by many as the national game of France.
Updated: 17th October 2019