The French national team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup which was hosted in Brazil and they also made it to the Final of UEFA Euro 2016, losing out to Portugal. France has not won a major trophy since 1998 but they are now seen as having a very strong squad.
The future for French football looks bright, if not in the short term then definitely in the long run. Clubs have owned up to issues with youth development and changes have already started being made. The academies are being revamped so that more promising talent will be produced by the clubs themselves, rather than the clubs importing young players.
One of the most exciting prospects for French football is that many young players can now be seen playing weekly in Europe’s top leagues. The likes of Antoine Griezmann, Alexandre Lacazette, Paul Pogba and so on are all seen as world-class talents who will lead both Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Juventus respectively glory.
It is also worth mentioning Kylian Mbappé. The 18-year-old burst onto the scene in 2016 with Monaco. He has since then become an integral part of their team and was one of the standout players at the World Cup this year. He will be playing for Paris Saint-Germain next season and he will be the star of their team for years to come.
There are so many football fans betting online for their preferred teams in the French league and it does not seem to disappoint.
Leagues in French Football
The French Ligue 1 is the highest tier of football in France. The league was formed back in 1932 and it has been going strong since then, with a total of 21 clubs playing in it. Nine clubs have won this league but there are three teams that hold a total of 30 titles between them. These three teams are Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique de Marseille and AS Saint-Étienne.
The Ligue 1 has also seen many top quality players come through the ranks to grace their league with talent which includes legends such as Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and so on.
The French Ligue 2 is the second-highest tier of football in France. The league was formed back in 1933 and it has been going strong since then, with a total of 20 clubs playing in it. Three teams have won this league but there are six teams that hold a total of 19 titles between them.
The Ligue 2 has also seen a few top-quality players come through the ranks to grace their league with talent which includes legends such as Carlos Bianchi and Bernard Lama, who both played for Le Mans.
The future for French football looks bright. This has been very evident in recent years with the national team doing so well at the World Cup, as well as many young talented players coming through to star for some of Europe’s top teams. Leagues in France are doing great even though they have not managed to attract the best managers and players out there.