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"France have won their second World Cup title."

Why is it have and not has? France isn't plural, right?

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"France have won their second World Cup title."

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"France has won its second World Cup title."

For correct grammar, you must match the pronoun to the verb.


France have won their second World Cup title

This can mean, "The people of France have won ..."

or

"The members of the French team have won ..."


France has won its second World Cup title.

This means that the nation "France" has won.

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The team "France" has won.

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