French Football

French Ligue 1

French Football Ligue 1

French Football has in recent time thrilled the world with it's flair and inventiveness the excitement brought about by watching players such as Michel Platini, Thierry Henry and the Charismatic character you either loved or hated Eric Cantona. These are players renowned for their inventiveness and abundance of talent.

Qualification for the Champions league goes automatically to the top two teams, the 3rd place team will enter the qualifying rounds. 4th will qualify for the Europa league, while the teams in 18th 19th and 20th spots will be relegated.

Which French side will win the league next year. Can St Etienne return to the glory days will Lille break Lyon's hearts can Marseille make that push to the top.

Top Teams

The top teams in the Ligue 1 are without doubt PSG, Monaco and Marseille though the talent in France is not restricted to these three teams with Bordeaux, San Etienne, Lille, can also boast talented squads.

The list of top quality French footballers is quite extensive with Eric Cantona, Thiery Henry, Michel Platini, To name but a few players who have graced football fields all over the world.

France was one of the four European teams that participated at the inaugural World Cup in 1930. France hosted the tournament in 1998 when they finally won beating Brazil 3-0 in a thrilling final.

Following France's 2001 Confederations Cup victory, they became along with Argentina, members of an exclusive group of two, that is teams that have won the three most important men's titles organized by FIFA: the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the Olympic Tournament.