Things could not have gone any worse for the French side in South Africa, as embarrassment supplanted success in 2010.
Players were dismissed, tantrums were thrown and the inability to advance from the group marked their 2010 campaign.
2014 offers a chance at redemption with a crop of young players and talented veterans headlining the French squad.
Are they ready for a deep run in 2014? Bleacher Report's Will Tidey and Ryan Bailey break it down. Watch this video and leave a comment below.