What is the significance of the rooster on the French jersey?

The Les Bleus wear their national symbol of a rooster during this World Cup, which is particularly poignant when they face England. The symbol has long stood for republicanism (as opposed to monarchy) and proudly crows on their coat of arms this edition.

“During World War I, it was used as a symbol of France’s resistance and bravery on the battlefield,” talkSport wrote of the golden rooster embossed on their lavish matte blue jerseys.

“Its continued rise in fame has meant that it has remained popular ever since and the rooster has continued as a symbol of modern France. It can now be seen on all football and rugby kits in the country, and it is also on stamps, war memorials and logos,” talkSport continued.

The rooster that adorns the French football shirt is called the Gallic Rooster, according to the website.

“It is a symbol that originated because of the ancient Latin name for France, which is Gaul. This led to people from that region being called ‘Gallus’, which also means rooster in Latin.”

It started as a chuckle, treated as a joke to the people of France. “But it would eventually stick and French kings adopted the rooster as a symbol of courage and bravery. Its use then became even more widespread after the French Revolution. It was seen as a symbol of the people who founded the country and when Republicans rejected a royalist narrative in place of France’s true roots, the rooster rose to prominence as a symbol to represent the country’s origins,” talkSport wrote. .

The French have looked good this World Cup and there is no bigger name than Kylian Mbappé who can beat the English. He resumed training with the team on Tuesday after a solo indoor training. Didier Deschamps’ coaching team trained on defensive setpieces, according to L’equippe.

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