France Euro 2012
Two-time European Champions France are currently playing in their sixth successive Finals. They have had to re-build both their squad and reputation following a dismal showing at the World Cup but after a decent qualification campaign they look in good shape heading into Euro 2012.
France finished second to England in Euro 2012 Group D, after suffering a surprise defeat to Sweden in their final game. They got their tournament underway with a 1-1 draw against England, before outclassing co-hosts Ukraine 2-0 in Donetsk. However, a shock 2-0 defeat to Sweden meant they finished runners-up and will now play Spain in the quarter-finals.
The odds for France to Win Euro 2012 are around 10/1 and this could represent very good value as they are always a team to watch in major tournaments.
Euro 2012 Matches
All times are British Summer Time.
France used to have several World Class players, but the days of Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane and Nicholas Anelka have gone. The players to watch out for now are the likes of Manchester City's Samir Nasri, Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, who are all extremely talented players. The key for France will be staying away from controversy and staying focused by playing as a collective unit.
France European Championships Previous Form
France have won the tournament twice, in 1984 and most recently in 2000.
French Football Squad
The French squad for Euro 2012:
Hatem Ben Arfa
France Group D Qualification Results
- France 0-1 Belarus
- Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 France
- France 2-0 Romania
- France 2-0 Luxembourg
- Luxembourg 0-2 France
- Belarus 1-1 France
- Albania 1-2 France
- Romania 0-0 France
- France 3-0 Albania
- France 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina