French Football Quiz

Test your expertise on French soccer through this questions and answers game

Jean Tigana was a French star football player of the 1980s

French football: Question 1
Which player is not a member of the “Carre Magique” (Magic square) in the 80’s French team?

a.    Michel Platini
b.    Jean Tigana
c.    Alain Giresse
d.    Patrick Battiston
e.    Luis Fernandez
French football: Question 2
There is only one French club that has won the Champion’s League. Which team is it?

a.    Paris Saint-Germain
b.    AS Saint-Etienne
c.    Olympique Lyonnais
d.    Olympique de Marseille

French football: Question 3
What is the name of the French national stadium?

a.    Stade de France
b.    Parc des Princes
c.    Velodrome
d.    Stade Jules Rimet

French football: Question 4
Against which team has France lost 2 consecutive World Cup semi-finals?

a.    West Germany
b.    Italy
c.    Brazil
d.    Argentina

French football: Question 5
Who was the starting striker during the 1998 World Cup final for France?

a.    Thierry Henry
b.    David Trezeguet
c.    Stephane Guivarc’h
d.    Jean-Pierre Papin

French football: Question 6
What is the current name of the highest football league in France?

a.    La Division 1
b.    Le National
c.    La Ligue 1
d.    La Serie 1

French football: Question 7
Who is the most capped French player?

a.    Zinedine Zidane
b.    Fabien Barthez
c.    Marcel Desailly
d.    Lilian Thuram

French football: Question 8
What emblem can we see on the left part of a French football jersey?

a.    The Eiffel tower
b.    A rooster
c.    An oak leaf
d.    A blue, white and red soccer ball

French football: Question 9
What is the descent of the legendary French player Zinedine Zidane?

a.    Tunisian
b.    Algerian
c.    Moroccan
d.    Egyptian

French football: Question 10
Who has scored the most goals for the French national team?

a.    Michel Platini
b.    Jean-Pierre Papin
c.    Thierry Henry
d.    David Trezeguet

Answers to the France soccer quiz:

French soccer: Answer 1
Patrick Battiston

Patrick Battison was a defender who played significant roles in the 1978, 1982, and 1986 World Cup campaigns for France. He was also a member of Les Bleus (The Blues) that won the 1984 European Football Championship. But he was not a part of the “Magic Square,” which was made up by Jean Tigana, Alain Giresse, Michel Platini and Luis Fernandez. They were all midfielders.

French soccer: Answer 2
Olympique de Marseille

Olympique de Marseille is the only French football club that won the most prestigious club competition in Europe. The Marseillais became Champions League winners after a 1-0 victory over AC Milan at the Olympic Stadium of Munich on May 26, 1993.

French soccer: Answer 3
Stade de France

The Stade de France, the largest French football stadium, is home to the national squad.  It has a capacity of 81,338 and is also used for rugby matches. It is located in the district of La Plaine Saint-Denis in the north of Paris.
French soccer: Answer 4
West Germany

The 1982 World Cup semi-final was deadlocked at 3-3 after extra time and so the game had to be brought to a penalty shootout. The German football team got the better of the opportunity by winning five penalties to four. France suffered the same fate in the 1986 World Cup semi-final when West Germany defeated them 0-2 in regulation time.

French soccer: Answer 5
Stephane Guivarc’h

Stephane Guivarc’h won the 1998 World Cup championship but without shining during the competition. He was injured in the first game against South Africa and only came back during the eighth-final against Paraguay. He was fielded as striker in the final against Brazil but missed three successive scoring opportunities during the game. His consistent lackluster performance weighed heavily for the rest of his career at club and national team level.

French soccer: Answer 6
La Ligue 1

Ligue 1 is at the top of the French football league system. It pits the twenty best football clubs in France, with the exception of AS Monaco, which is based in the neighboring state of Monaco. The competition was originally named “National” until it was changed to “Division 1” in 1933. It acquired its current name in the summer of 2002.

French soccer: Answer 7
Lilian Thuram

Lilian Thuram is a former international footballer who had a total of 142 caps for France, making him the most capped player in the French football team’s history. He played in the right or center back position and is considered one of the football’s best defenders of all time.

French soccer: Answer 8
A Rooster

A rooster is found on the chest of the French football jersey. It perches on top of the letters FFF, which stands for Fédération Française de Football (French Football Federation). Although it is often used as a symbol of France, including sports federations, it has never been chosen as an official emblem.

French soccer: Answer 9

Zinedine Zidane was born on the 23rd of June, 1972 in Marseille and was raised in the district of La Castellane. His parents were from Kabylia, a region in the northern part of Algeria. He has a dual French and Algerian citizenship.

French soccer: Answer 10
Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, making him the top scorer for the French national football team. He became a World Cup winner in 1998 and is currently the only French footballer to have played in four World Cups. The previous record for most goals scored for France was held by Michel Platini at 41.