The best team to lift the trophy was Brazil's star-studded 1970 team.
The French set up FIFA and the World Cup.
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
Primary school children in France will now have to learn and sing La Marseillaise. But for many people, it is racist and xenophobic.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
Scotland faces another exit at the World Cup qualifiers stage. Time for radical thinking.
France's performance at Euro 16 could provide the country with a much needed boost – if its footballers can stand up to the test, that is.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.