16th June - 11am
France 2-1 Australia
21st June - 4pm
France v Peru
26th June - 3pm
Denmark v France
Flag: The Tricolour is three vertical stripes of blue, white and red. The clue’s in the name presumably.
Population: 65.7 million
Nickname: The frankly unimaginative Les Bleus (The Blues).
Manager: Former Marseille, Juventus and Chelsea schemer, Diddyman Deschamps or, as he’s also known, Didier Deschamps.
Captain: It’s the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
Star Man: Antoine Griezmann. Any other players we might have heard of: Just look at the Newcastle squad or, failing, that the Premier League itself – they’re more full with Frenchmen than a wartime cupboard under the stairs. Any names we can laugh at like kids? Here’s hoping Marseille’s Rod Fanni gets the nod for the Finals.