The French national football team was established in 1904. They are 1 of only 8 teams to have had the prestigious honor of lifting the FIFA World Cup. They won in 1998, when the tournament was held in France. The 20th World Cup is due to be held in Brazil this summer. Following a tough qualifying campaign, the French supporters will be pleased to know that the France soccer team jersey will definitely be making an appearance.

Nike currently manufactures the France soccer team jersey. From 1972 - 2011 Adidas manufactured the team's kit, but in 2011 a new deal was signed with Nike. The value of the deal, which is due to expire in 2018, makes the France shirt the most expensive ever football shirt. Shop online at the Soccer Box store for all the latest France football kits, and official team merchandise now

Nike has, recently launched the brand new France home soccer jersey. It is all blue in color, with the fabric designed to look similar to denim. This is in reference to de Nimes, the place in France where denim jeans were 1st developed. The white polo neck collar gives a trendy look, whilst the retro crest is reminiscent of the teams 1958 World Cup performance, where the team finished 3rd.

The France soccer team jersey has been blue in color for the team's entire history. The blue is often accompanied by the red and white colors that also appear in the French national flag, where the colors are derived from. A single star appears above the crest on the front of the jersey, representing their one World Cup win. They will be aiming to add a 2nd star to their kit in Brazil this year.

In order to qualify for the World Cup finals that will be held in Brazil in June and July 2014, the French football team was placed in UEFA qualifying Group I. This was a tough draw alongside current World Cup holders Spain, as well as Finland, Georgia and Belarus. Losing 1 and drawing 2 of the games, they finished with 17 points, 3 behind Spain who secured direct qualification. The players that wear the France soccer team jersey were thrown into the play-off round.

The 2nd qualifying round, also known as the play-offs is contested between the 8 best runners up from the group stages. The 8 teams are split into 2 pots, seeded and unseeded teams, based on their qualifying performance so far. The players wearing the France team soccer jersey were unseeded. They were drawn against Ukraine, to play a 2-legged match; the winner would proceed to the finals in Brazil.

The 1st leg was played in Ukraine, the Ukrainians took the lead early in the 2nd half. A penalty in the 82nd minute left France 2-0 down and uncertain of a trip to Brazil. The 2nd leg was played 4 days later in France. This time the French were determined to win, they played well and took the lead after 22 minutes. 2 more goals in the 34th and 72nd minutes left the fans ecstatic, and secured France's qualification.

Immediately after the game, Nike launched the France 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer jersey in preparation for the team's trip to Brazil. 2 weeks later on 6th December the draw took place to determine the groups for the 1st stage of finals. France was drawn in Group E along with Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras. Each team will play the other once; the top 2 teams will proceed to the next stage.

Group E is seen as a fantastic draw for the team that will be wearing the France 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer jersey. They are a strong team and certain favorites to win the group. The Swiss side is young and talented with plenty of recent wins, but many feel their inexperience will be their downfall, and this isn't to be their year. They are ranked by FIFA at 8th, as opposed to France's position of 19. Switzerland will be France's toughest opponent.

The recent form of Ecuador is poor having only won 1 of the last 6 games. Honduras has qualified for a 2nd successive World Cup for the 1st time ever, but has never won a game in the finals. With the top 2 teams qualifying for the next round, this draw makes it likely that we will see the France team soccer jersey at least progress to the 2nd stage. But can they go all the way and win?

Predict the scores for each of Frances Group E games against Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras? What do you think of the brand New France 2014 World Cup soccer jersey?