Les Bleus

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Show your support for France while paying homage to Les Bleus‘ first world title.

MATCH STORY

Considering France is the location where both FIFA and the World Cup were first proposed, and they’re one of just two countries to have played in every World Cup, it sure took the French a while to finally hoist the trophy themselves. Sixteen editions, in fact. But when France hosted the tournament for the second time in 1998, it all came together perfectly. Guided by a golden generation of players such as Thuram, Deschamps, and Zidane, Les Bleus cruised through their group before barely slipping past Paraguay, Italy, and Croatia in the knockouts. Waiting for them in the final at the Parc de Princes were reigning champions Brazil, though nearly without their top striker in Ronaldo. But thanks to a pair of first-half Zizou headers and an insurance goal in second-half injury time, France would finally lift the World Cup on its home soil.

DESIGN STORY

The match side features a repeating pattern of fleurs-de-lis with the goals marked by French cocks. The reverse sports a design inspired by some of France’s most iconic tricolore kits, including the ones worn by France when they hoisted the trophy.

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