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What Does 'Allez Les Bleus' Mean? France National Team Chant Translation, Explanation

Why does everybody keep chanting this for the French national team?

Fans of the French national team are sure to scream and chant "Allez Les Bleus!" whenever they get a chance to celebrate their squad—something that’s been common in each of the last two World Cups.

The French saying is pretty straightforward and very common sports talk as it simply means "Go Blues!"

"Les Bleus" or "The Blues" is a nickname for the French national team because of the traditional color of their uniforms. So instead of yelling "Allez France," fans provide the same sentiment by using a nickname for the team instead of just blurting out the name of their nation over and over again.

After winning its second World Cup in 2018, defeating Croatia 4–2 to capture the title, France is back in the final in 2022, facing Argentina in Qatar vying to become the first men’s side since Brazil in 1958-1962 to repeat as World Cup champion. France has a lengthy recent history of advancing deep in World Cups. In 2006 France lost to Italy on penalties after playing to a 1-1 draw, and in 1998 France defeated Brazil 3-0 for its first World Cup title.