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France

Facts & Figures

France Team Logo
  • Capital City: Paris
  • Population: 58m
  • Languages: French
  • Team Nickname: "Les Bleus" - The Blues
  • Official Team Web Site (in French)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Winners (1998)
  • Best European Championship Performance: Winners (1984, 2000)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 6 (June 2017)

Ideas for a France Themed Party

France has one of the longest-established national football teams in the world - it was formed at or around the same time as the founding of FIFA in 1904. Their first home international match was against Switzerland, a 1-0 victory played out in front of just 500 spectators. France took part in the first ever World Cup, and won the trophy on home territory in 1998.

Given France's long history, it isn't surprising that there are many local and national festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The best known of these is undoubtedly Bastille Day, celebrated each year on the 14th July to mark the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the start of the French Revolution.

France Party Decorations

Food for a French Themed Party

France is famous throughout the world for the quality of its food and wine. Any celebration or social gathering will include food, and there is therefore no shortage of interesting regional recipes to try out if you're throwing a French football party, from simple snacks to rich, warming casseroles and indulgent cakes and desserts. While the "top end" of French cuisine is justifiably famous, you don't need a Michelin star to produce a really tasty French meal.

Just try some of these next time you are throwing a French football party:

Savoury Recipes

Sweet Recipes

Drink for a French Themed Party

France is famous throughout the world for its wines; it is one of the world's top 3 wine producers, and has a history of wine-making that stretches back to the 6th century BC. Fortunately, it is not difficult to track down good quality French wines - red, white, rosé and sparkling - in many supermarkets.

Similarly, French beer is easily obtained. The best known brand is undoubtedly Kronenbourg , but Kasteel Cru is also popular.

Search for French wine at DrinkSupermarket.com.

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