France returned to World Cup 1966 after making the good progress on the qualification for the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Winning five of their group stage matches and losing only one, group consisting of Yugoslavia, Norway, and Luxembourg.. The World Cup 1966 tournament, which was played in England, France finished last in their group which included England, Mexico, and Uruguay. The position eliminated France early from the competition. As a result, manager Henri Guérin was sacked.