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1998 FIFA WORLD CUP
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  1998 WORLD CUP
 

The 1998 FIFA World Cup took place in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France, after a 60-year absence, became the third country to host the tournament for a second time. The World Cup finals expanded for the second time from 24 to 32 teams. It obviously implied more opportunities for teams from Africa, Asia, and North America, Central America and Caribbean. This was now bigger than ever before. Bigger in different aspects: audience, prestige, importance, and popularity.  32 teams from 5 confederations participated in the final tournament: 15 from Europe (UEFA), 5 from South America (CONMEBOL), 3 from North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF), 5 from Africa (CAF), and 4 from Asia (AFC). Four teams made their first World Cup presentation (Croatia, Jamaica, Japan, and South Africa).

The first round had some facts worth noting. In Group A, Brazil and Norway advanced to the knockout stage. The last group matches in each group were played at the same time. Morocco looked like they would take second place, because they were beating Scotland while Brazil were beating Norway. However, in football anything can change at any time. Norway scored twice in the last seven minutes of play to get an improbable 2-1 victory and take the second qualifying place. Morocco had to go home. Brazil had a 21-years-old exceptional player in their team: Ronaldo. He was the two-time reigning FIFA world player of the year, and the award's youngest winner. He won it at the age of 20 in 1996. Italy topped Group B ahead of Chile. Chile drew all three of their matches, but it was enough for them to qualify in second place and advance with a record-low three points. France and Denmark advanced to the round of 16 in Group C. Denmark qualified in second place, despite losing their final game to France. Zinedine Zidane, the France star, was sent-off in the last game of the group and the French would have to play without their playmaker in the second round. A real shame! Nigeria and Paraguay progressed in Group D. The highest profile casualties were Spain, who began losing to Nigeria and drawing with Paraguay. In the final game Spain got their first victory after scoring six against Bulgaria, but it was not enough. Spain finished in the third place and had to go home early. In Group E, The Netherlands and Mexico started well and advanced to the knockout stage. Belgium drew all three of their matches, but it was not enough to advance to the following stage. Germany and Yugoslavia progressed smoothly in Group F. Iran and United States probably played the most politically charged game in World Cup history. Iran defeated United States 2-1; however, both were sent home early. Romania topped Group G ahead of England. Romania had beaten England 2-1 in Toulouse, thanks to a goal in the 90th minute from Petrescu.  Argentina and Croatia started well in Group H, and advanced to the knockout stage. In the last game, Argentina beat Croatia to take the first place. France and Argentina were the only two teams to emerge from the group phase with perfect records.

The round of 16 brought few shocks. Brazil comfortably defeated Chile 4-1, Italy beat Norway 1-0, and Nigeria was defeated by Denmark by a devastating 4-1. France was fortunate enough to beat Paraguay after extra time. The match remained goalless after regular time, and then France won 1-0 thanks to a golden goal in the 114th minute from Laurent Blanc. This was the first golden goal in World Cups' history. The Netherlands suffered more than necessary to beat Yugoslavia 2-1, thanks to a goal in the minute 92th from Edward Davis. Mexico were 15 minutes away from overcoming Germany, but the Germans clawed back from a goal down and ended up winning 2-1. The debutant Croatia defeated Romania 1-0. In the last match of the round of 16 and in one of the best matches of the tournament, Argentina defeated England 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out. Argentina is regarded in England as one of the major rivals of the English football team, along with such countries as Germany. The rivalry is also keenly felt in Argentina, locally described as a Clásico, where only matches against Brazil or Uruguay carry a greater significance in popular perception. Two longtime rivals, in a true classic, face to face in Saint Etienne. The match itself was plenty of emotions. Two penalties in the first minutes (one for each side), David Beckham was sent off for kicking out at Diego Simeone, and Sol Campbell made the winning goal, but it was disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper. The match ended tied 2-2 after extra time, and penalties had to decide who would advance to the quarter-finals. David Batty missed the crucial penalty kick and English interest in the world cup was over.

The quarter-finals were exciting for different reasons. Italy faced the hosts France in Saint-Denis. The match remained goalless after extra time, and the French won 4-3 on penalties. Brazil defeated Denmark 3-2 in another very interesting game. The Netherlands were fortunate enough to beat Argentina 2-1, thanks to an exquisite goal in the 89th minute from the Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp. Goals from Dennis Bergkamp and Michael Owen against Argentina were the two best goals of the 1998 World Cup. Finally, Croatia, the biggest surprise of the tournament, defeated Germany by a devastating 3-0. Davor Suker led Croatia to their first ever semi-final.

The first semi-final faced Brazil, the reigning champion and the favorites, against the Netherlands. The match ended 1-1 after extra time, and then Brazilian side went on to win 4-2 in a penalty shootout.  The other semi-final was contested by the hosts France, and the surprise of the tournament, the recently-formed Croatia. France beat Croatia 2-1 in regular time. Croatia had the consolation prize after beating in the third-place match to the Netherlands 2-1.

The 1998 FIFA World Cup Final was contested at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, before a crowd of 80,000 followers, for Brazil, the reigning champion, led by Ronaldo and Rivaldo, and the host nation France, led by Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo suffered convulsion the night before the game and was left off the teamsheet, only to reappear just in time for kick-off. This was one of the biggest mysteries in the World Cups' history. One fact is clear: Ronaldo was not fit to play and Brazil paid the consequences. France finally showed the attacking firepower they had not produced in their previous games and defeated Brazil by a convincing 3-0, with two goals of their playmaker and super-star Zidane. France got their first World Cup title, becoming the sixth national team after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina to win the World Cup on their home soil. This was also the worst defeat of Brazil since 1930. The Avenue des Champs-Elysées, probably the most famous avenue in the world, attracted over a million French, who danced all night celebrating the great victory of France: Their first World Cup title.

The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Davor Šuker of Croatia, who would go on to score six goals. Ronaldo of Brazil had the honor of being elected the best player (Golden Ball) of the tournament. Michel Owen of England was elected Best Young Player. Fabien Barthez of France was elected best goalkeeper (Yashin Award). England, on the other hand, received the FIFA Fair Play Award, and France received the FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team. The names that people probably remember from those times are:

Managers: Berti Vogts (Germany), Cesare Maldini (Italy), Guus Hidink (Netherlands), Aimé Jacquet (France), Carlos Alberto Parreira (Saudi Arabia), Javier Clemente (Spain), Daniel Passarella (Argentina), Bora Milutinović (Nigeria), Mário Zagallo (Brazil).

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia), Peter Schmeichel (Denmark), David Seaman (England),  Edwin Van der Sar (Netherlands), Fabien Barthez (France), Taffarel (Brazil), Oliver Kahn (Germany), Jorge Campos (Mexico), Andoni Zubizarreta (Spain), Gianluca Pagliuca (Italia), Luigi Buffon (Italy), José Luis Chilavert (Paraguay).  
Defenders: Abdelilah Saber (Morocco), Celestine Babanyaro (Nigeria), Taribo West (Nigeria), Lucas Radebe (South Africa), Sol Campbell (England), Gary Neville (England), Rio Ferdinand (England), Bixente Lizarazu (France), Laurent Blanc (France), Marcel Desailly (France), Lilian Thuran (France), Carlos Gamarra (Paraguay), Dan Petrescu (Romania), Frank de Boer (Netherlands), Fernando Hierro (Spain), Roberto Ayala (Argentina), Javier Zanetti (Argentina), Cafu (Brazil), Roberto Carlos (Brazil), Paolo Maldini (Italy), Giuseppe Bergomi (Italy), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Alessandro Nesta (Italy), Alessandro Costacurta (Italy).

Midfielders: Enzo Scifo (Belgium), Marc Wilmots (Belgium), Gheorghe Hagi (Romania), Robert Prosinečki (Croatia), Patrick Vieira (France), Youri Djorkaeff (France), Didier Deschamps (France), Zinedine Zidane (France), Enmanuel Petit (France), Christian Karembeu (France), Dejan Savićević (Yugoslavia), Luis Enrique (Spain), Lothar Matthäus (Germany), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Finidi George (Nigeria), Paul Scholes (England), David Beckham (England), Steve McManaman (England), Michael Laudrup (Denmark), Demetrio Albertini (Italy), Dino Baggio (Italy), Roberto Di Matteo (Italy), Marius Lăcătuş (Romania), Carlos Valderrama (Colombia), Clarence Seedorf (Netherlands), Phillip Cocu (Netherlands), Edgar Davids (Netherlands), Krassimir Balakov (Bulgaria), Claudio Reyna (United States), Diego Simeone (Argentina), Juan Sebastián Verón (Argentina), Dunga (Brazil), Rivaldo (Brazil), Leonardo (Brazil).

Forwards: Brian Laudrud (Denmark), Toni Polster (Austria), Roberto Baggio (Italy), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy), Filippo Inzaghi (Italy), Christian Vieri (Italy), Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Hernán Crespo (Argentina), Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina), Ariel Ortega (Argentina), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), Tijani Babangida (Nigeria), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), François Omam-Biyik (Cameroon), Ali Daei (Iran),  Marc Overmars (Netherlands), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands), Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Jostein Flo (Norway), Luis Hernández (Mexico), Cuauthémoc Blanco (Mexico), Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), Oliver Bierhoff (Germany), Fernando Morientes (Spain), Raúl (Spain), Iván Zamorano (Chile), Marcelo Salas (Chile), Benni McCarthy (South Africa), Adel Sellimi (Tunisia), Michael Owen (England), Alan Shearer (England), Teddy Sheringham (England), Thierry Henry (France), David Trezeguet (France), Predrag Mijatović (Yugoslavia), Adolfo Valencia (Colombian), Faustino Asprilla (Colombia), Eric Wynalda (United States), Davor Šuker (Croatia), Bebeto (Brazil), Ronaldo (Brazil).
 
       
QUICK FACTS
   
   
  Teams
  32
 
Adidas Tricolore
  When
  10 June 1998 to 12 July 1998
  
  Matches
  64
  Venues
  10
  Attendance
  2,785,100 (average 43,517)
  Goals Scored
  171 (2.67 per match)
   
   
FRANCE 3-0 BRAZIL       
  Champion
  France
 Golden shoe
1
6
  Runner-up
  Brazil
2
5
  Third place
  Croatia
5
  Fourth Place
 Most entertaining team
 France
 
 Best young player
 Golden ball
1
 Best goalkeeper
2
  D. Šuker
 Fair play award
3
 
   
   
  Antecedents
 

France was chosen to host the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the FIFA World Cup, at the FIFA Congress in Zürich, Switzerland, on July 2, 1992. Morocco and Switzerland had also submitted the bid to host the tournament, but France was chosen ahead of the other two rivals. France had 12 votes in the first round of voting, while Morocco and Switzerland had 7 combined votes. Thus, France was chosen to organize the World Cup for the second time.

FIFA, on the other hand, had a new President: The Swiss Joseph Blatter, more commonly known as Sepp Blatter, who had taken the place of Brazilian João Havelange. Blatter became the 8th and current President of FIFA. He was elected on 8 June 1998, and re-elected as President in 2002, 2007 and 2011.

 

   

  Qualification
 
 Participating countries:
174
 Withdrew:
4
 Qualified automatically:
2
 Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
168
 Matches:
643
 Total goals:
1,922 (2.99per match)

A total of 174 teams signed up to participate in the 1998 World Cup qualification rounds. These were the biggest World Cup qualifiers in 64 years. France, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 30 spots open for competition. The 30 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

Europe (UEFA):15 spots. 49 teams competed for 14 direct places. France, as the hosts, qualified automatically.
South America (CONMEBOL): 5 spots. 9 teams competed for 4 direct places. Brazil, as defending champion, qualified automatically.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 spots. 30 teams competed for 3 direct places. Bahamas and Bermuda withdrew.
Africa (CAF): 5 spots. 38 teams competed for 5 direct places. Mali and Niger withdrew.
Asia (AFC): 3.5 spots. 36 teams competed for 3 direct places. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from OFC.
Oceania (OFC): 0.50 spot. 10 teams competed for 0.5 spot. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from AFC.

Iran, from AFC, and Australia, from OFC, advanced to the AFC/OFC Intercontinental Playoff. In the first game before a crowd of 128,000, Iran drew with Australia 1-1 in Tehran, Iran, on 22 November 1997. In the second game before a crowd of 88,000, Australia drew with Iran 2-2 after extra time in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 November 1997. The aggregate score was tied at 3-3. Iran qualified due to the away goals rule.

 
  Squads                                                                             
 
 
  For a complete list of all squads that appeared in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, please, visit: 1998 WORLD CUP SQUADS
                   
                   
1998 WORLD CUP STANDINGS
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
 France
7
6
1
0
15
2
13
19
2.71
0.0313
32.00
C
10
2
 Brazil
7
4
1
2
14
10
4
13
1.86
0.0625
16.00
F
16
3
 Croatia
7
5
0
2
11
5
6
15
2.14
0.0938
12.00
TP
1
4
 Netherlands
7
3
3
1
13
7
6
12
1.71
0.1250
8.00
FP
7
5
 Italy
5
3
2
0
8
3
5
11
2.20
0.1563
4.00
QF
14
6
 Argentina
5
3
1
1
10
4
6
10
2.00
0.1875
4.00
QF
12
7
 West Germany
5
3
1
1
8
6
2
10
2.00
0.2188
4.00
QF
14
8
 Denmark
5
2
1
2
9
7
2
7
1.40
0.2500
4.00
QF
2
9
 England
4
2
1
1
7
4
3
7
1.75
0.2813
2.00
2R
10
10
 Yugoslavia
4
2
1
1
5
4
1
7
1.75
0.3125
2.00
2R
9
11
 Romania
4
2
1
1
4
3
1
7
1.75
0.3438
2.00
2R
7
12
 Nigeria
4
2
0
2
6
9
-3
6
1.50
0.3750
2.00
2R
2
13
 Mexico
4
1
2
1
8
7
1
5
1.25
0.4063
2.00
2R
11
14
 Paraguay
4
1
2
1
3
2
1
5
1.25
0.4375
2.00
2R
5
15
 Norway
4
1
2
1
5
5
0
5
1.25
0.4688
2.00
2R
3
16
 Chile
4
0
3
1
5
8
-3
3
0.75
0.5000
2.00
2R
7
17
 Spain
3
1
1
1
8
4
4
4
1.33
0.5313
1.00
1R
10
18
 Morocco
3
1
1
1
5
5
0
4
1.22
0.5625
1.00
1R
4
19
 Belgium
3
0
3
0
3
3
0
3
1.00
0.5938
1.00
1R
10
20
 Iran
3
1
0
2
2
4
-2
3
1.00
0.6250
1.00
1R
2
21
 Colombia
3
1
0
2
1
3
-2
3
1.00
0.6563
1.00
1R
4
22
 Jamaica
3
1
0
2
3
9
-6
3
1.00
0.6875
1.00
1R
1
23
 Austria
3
0
2
1
3
4
-1
2
0.67
0.7188
1.00
1R
7
24
 South Africa
3
0
2
1
3
6
-3
2
0.67
0.7500
1.00
1R
1
25
 Cameroon
3
0
2
1
2
5
-3
2
0.67
0.7813
1.00
1R
4
26
 Tunisia
3
0
1
2
1
4
-3
1
0.33
0.8125
1.00
1R
2
27
 Scotland
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
1
0.33
0.8438
1.00
1R
8
28
 Saudi Arabia
3
0
1
2
2
7
-5
1
0.33
0.8750
1.00
1R
2
29
 Bulgaria
3
0
1
2
1
7
-6
1
0.33
0.9063
1.00
1R
7
30
 South Korea
3
0
1
2
2
9
-7
1
0.33
0.9375
1.00
1R
5
31
 Japan
3
0
0
3
1
4
-3
0
0.00
0.9688
1.00
1R
1
32
 United States
3
0
0
3
1
5
-4
0
0.00
1.0000
1.00
1R
6
       
 
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
 
 
First Round - Group A
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Brazil
3
2
0
1
6
3
3
6
2
 Norway
3
1
2
0
5
4
1
5
3
 Morocco
3
1
1
1
5
5
0
4
4
 Scotland
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
1
 
 
Match 1
2-1
Scotland
Date: 10 June 1998 J. Collins 38'
Stadium: Stade de France
T. Boyd o.g. 74'
 
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 80,000  
Referee: José García Aranda (Spain)  
 
Match 2
Norway
2-2
Morocco
Date: 10 June 1998
Y. Chippo o.g. 46'
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800    
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)  
 
Match 3
Scotland
1-1
Norway
Date: 16 June 1998 H. Flo 46'
Stadium: Parc Lescure
 
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: László Vagner (Hungary)  
 
Match 4
3-0
Morocco
Date: 16 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire  
Venue: Nantes
Bebeto 50'
 
Attendance: 35,500    
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)    
 
   
Match 5
Norway
2-1
Brazil  
Date: 23 June 1998
T. Flo 83'
Bebeto 78'  
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome    
Venue: Marseille      
Attendance: 55,000    
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (United States)    
 
   
Match 6
Morocco
3-0
Scotland  
Date: 23 June 1998
S. Bassir 23', 85'
   
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard    
Venue: Saint-Étienne      
Attendance: 30,600  
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)  
First Round - Group B  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Italy
3
2
1
0
7
3
4
7
2
 Chile
3
0
3
0
4
4
0
3
3
 Austria
3
0
2
1
3
4
-1
2
4
 Cameroon
3
0
2
1
2
5
-3
2
 
 
Match 7
2-2
Chile
Date: 11 June 1998 M. Salas 45+3', 48'
Stadium: Parc Lescure  
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)  
 
Match 8
1-1
Austria
Date: 11 June 1998 T. Polster 90+1'
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse    
Venue: Toulouse    
Attendance: 33,500    
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)  
 
Match 9
1-1
Austria
Date: 17 June 1998 I. Vastić 90+2'
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard    
Venue: Saint-Étienne    
Attendance: 30,600  
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)  
 
Match 10
3-0
Cameroon
Date: 17 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
C. Vieri 75', 89'
 
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800    
Referee: Edward Lennie (Australia)  
 
Match 11
2-1
Austria
Date: 23 June 1998 A. Herzog 90+2'
Stadium: Stade de France  
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 80,000  
Referee: Paul Durkin (England)  
 
Match 12
1-1
Cameroon
Date: 23 June 1998 P. Mboma 56'
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire    
Venue: Nantes    
Attendance: 35,500  
Referee: Laszlo Vagner (Hungary)  
First Round - Group C  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 France
3
3
0
0
9
1
8
9
2
 Denmark
3
1
1
1
3
3
0
4
3
 South Africa
3
0
2
1
3
6
-3
2
4
 Saudi Arabia
3
0
1
2
2
7
-5
1
 
 
Match 13
Denmark
1-0
Saudi Arabia
Date: 12 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Félix Bollaert    
Venue: Lens    
Attendance: 38,100  
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)  
 
Match 14
3-0
South Africa
Date: 12 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome
P. Issa o.g. 77'
 
Venue: Marseille  
Attendance: 55,000    
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)  
 
Match 15
South Africa
1-1
Denmark
Date: 18 June 1998 A. Nielsen 12'
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse    
Venue: Toulouse    
Attendance: 33,500  
Referee: John Toro Rendón (Colombia)  
 
Match 16
4-0
Saudi Arabia
Date: 18 June 1998
T. Henry 37', 78'
 
Stadium: Stade de France  
Venue: Saint-Denis  
Attendance: 80,000    
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)  
 
Match 17
2-1
Denmark
Date: 24 June 1998 M. Laudrup 42'
Stadium: Stade Gerland  
Venue: Lyon    
Attendance: 39,100  
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)  
 
Match 18
South Africa
2-2
Saudi Arabia
Date: 24 June 1998
S. Bartlett 18', 93'
S. Al-Jaber 45+2'
Stadium: Parc Lescure   Y. Al-Thunayan 74'
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Mario Sánchez (Chile)  
First Round - Group D  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Nigeria
3
2
0
1
5
5
0
6
2
 Paraguay
3
1
2
0
3
1
2
5
3
 Spain
3
1
1
1
8
4
4
4
4
 Bulgaria
3
0
1
2
1
7
-6
1
 
 
Match 19
Paraguay
0-0
Bulgaria
Date: 12 June 1998    
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson    
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800  
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)  
 
Match 20
3-2
Spain
Date: 12 June 1998 F. Hierro 21'
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire Raúl 47'
Venue: Nantes  
Attendance: 35,500    
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (United States)  
 
Match 21
1-0
Bulgaria
Date: 19 June 1998  
Stadium: Parc des Princes    
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500  
Referee: Mario Sanchez Yanten (Chile)  
 
Match 22
0-0
Paraguay
Date: 19 June 1998    
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard    
Venue: Saint-Étienne    
Attendance: 30,600    
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)  
 
Match 23
Paraguay
3-1
Nigeria
Date: 24 June 1998 W. Oruma 11'
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse  
Venue: Toulouse  
Attendance: 33,500  
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)  
 
Match 24
6-1
Bulgaria
Date: 24 June 1998 E. Kostadinov 58'
Stadium: Stade Félix-Bollaert  
Venue: Lens
F. Morientes 55', 81'
 
Attendance: 38,100
G. Bachev o.g. 88'
 
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)
Kiko 94'
 
First Round - Group E  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Netherlands
3
1
2
0
7
2
5
5
2
 Mexico
3
1
2
0
7
5
2
5
3
 Belgium
3
0
3
0
3
3
0
3
4
 South Korea
3
0
1
2
2
9
-7
1
 
 
Match 25
3-1
South Korea
Date: 13 June 1998 Ha Seok-Ju 27'
Stadium: Stade de Gerland
L. Hernández 75', 84'
 
Venue: Lyon    
Attendance: 39,100  
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)  
 
Match 26
0-0
Belgium
Date: 13 June 1998    
Stadium: Stade de France    
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 77,000    
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)  
 
Match 27
2-2
Mexico
Date: 20 June 1998
M. Wilmots 42', 47'
A. García Aspe 55'
Stadium: Parc Lescure
C. Blanco 62'
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)  
 
Match 28
5-0
South Korea
Date: 20 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome  
Venue: Marseille  
Attendance: 55,000  
Referee: Ryszard Wójcik (Poland)  
 
Match 29
2-2
Mexico
Date: 25 June 1998 R. Peláez 75'
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard L. Hernández 90+4'
Venue: Saint-Étienne    
Attendance: 30,600  
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)  
 
Match 30
1-1
South Korea
Date: 25 June 1998 Yoo Sang-Chul 72'
Stadium: Parc des Princes
 
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500  
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)  
First Round - Group F  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Germany
3
2
1
0
6
2
4
7
2
 Yugoslavia
3
2
1
0
4
2
2
7
3
 Iran
3
1
0
2
2
4
-2
3
4
 United States
3
0
0
3
1
5
-4
0
 
 
Match 31
Yugoslavia
1-0
Iran
Date: 14 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard    
Venue: Saint-Étienne    
Attendance: 30,600  
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)  
 
Match 32
2-0
United States
Date: 15 June 1998  
Stadium: Parc des Princes  
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500    
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)  
 
Match 33
2-2
Yugoslavia
Date: 21 June 1998 P. Mijatović 13'
Stadium: Stade Félix-Bollaert D. Stojković 52'
Venue: Lens    
Attendance: 38,100  
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)  
 
Match 34
2-1
United States
Date: 21 June 1998 B. McBride 87'
Stadium: Stade de Gerland  
Venue: Lyon    
Attendance: 39,100    
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)  
 
Match 35
Yugoslavia
1-0
United States
Date: 25 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire    
Venue: Nantes    
Attendance: 35,500  
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)  
 
Match 36
2-0
Iran
Date: 25 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson  
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800  
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)  
First Round - Group G  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Romania
3
2
1
0
4
2
4
7
2
 England
3
2
0
1
5
2
3
6
3
 Colombia
3
1
0
2
1
3
-2
3
4
 Tunisia
3
0
1
2
1
4
-3
1
 
 
Match 37
2-0
Tunisia
Date: 15 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome  
Venue: Marseille    
Attendance: 55,000  
Referee: Masayoshi Okada (Japan)  
 
Match 38
Romania
1-0
Colombia
Date: 15 June 1998
A. Ilie 45+1'
 
Stadium: Stade de Gerland    
Venue: Lyon    
Attendance: 39,100    
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)  
 
Match 39
1-0
Tunisia
Date: 22 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson    
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800  
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)  
 
Match 40
Romania
2-1
England
Date: 22 June 1998 M. Owen 81'
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse  
Venue: Toulouse    
Attendance: 33,500    
Referee: Marc Batta (France)  
 
Match 41
2-0
Colombia
Date: 26 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Félix-Bollaert  
Venue: Lens    
Attendance: 38,100  
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)  
 
Match 42
Romania
1-1
Tunisia
Date: 26 June 1998 S. Souayah 10'
Stadium: Stade de France    
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 77,000  
Referee: Edward Lennie (Australia)  
First Round - Group H  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Argentina
3
3
0
0
7
0
7
9
2
 Croatia
3
2
0
1
4
2
2
6
3
 Jamaica
3
1
0
2
3
9
-6
3
4
 Japan
3
0
0
3
1
4
-3
0
 
 
Match 43
1-0
Japan
Date: 14 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse    
Venue: Toulouse    
Attendance: 33,500  
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)  
 
Match 44
Croatia
3-1
Jamaica
Date: 14 June 1998 R. Earle 45'
Stadium: Stade Félix-Bollaert  
Venue: Lens  
Attendance: 38,100    
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)  
 
Match 45
Croatia
1-0
Japan
Date: 20 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire    
Venue: Nantes    
Attendance: 35,500  
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)  
 
Match 46
5-0
Jamaica
Date: 21 June 1998
A. Ortega 31', 55'
 
Stadium: Parc des Princes
G. Batistuta 73', 78', 83'
 
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500    
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)  
 
Match 47
1-0
Croatia
Date: 26 June 1998  
Stadium: Parc Lescure    
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)  
 
Match 48
Jamaica
2-1
Japan
Date: 26 June 1998
T. Whitmore 39', 54'
M. Nakayama 74'
Stadium: Stade Gerland    
Venue: Lyon    
Attendance: 39,100  
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)  
Round of 16  
   
 
Match 49
1-0
Norway
Date: 27 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome    
Venue: Marseille    
Attendance: 55,000  
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)  
 
Match 50
4-1
Chile
Date: 27 June 1998 M. Salas 70'
Stadium: Parc des Princes
Ronaldo 45+3', 72'
 
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500    
Referee: Marc Batta (France)  
  a.e.t.
Match 51
1-0
Paraguay
Date: 28 June 1998  
Stadium: Stade Félix Bollaert    
Venue: Lens    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)  
 
Match 52
Denmark
4-1
Nigeria
Date: 29 June 1998 T. Babangida 77'
Stadium: Stade de France  
Venue: Saint-Denis  
Attendance: 77,000  
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)  
 
Match 53
2-1
Mexico
Date: 29 June 1998 L. Hernández 47'
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson  
Venue: Montpellier    
Attendance: 29,800  
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)  
 
Match 54
2-1
Yugoslavia
Date: 30 June 1998 S. Komljenović 48'
Stadium: Stade de Toulouse
E. Davids 90+2'
 
Venue: Toulouse    
Attendance: 33,500  
Referee: José García Aranda (Spain)  
 
Match 55
Croatia
1-0
Romania
Date: 30 June 1998
D. Šuker 45+2'
 
Stadium: Parc Lescure    
Venue: Bordeaux    
Attendance: 31,800  
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)  
  a.e.t.
Match 56
2-2
England
Date: 30 June 1998 A. Shearer 9'
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard M. Owen 16'
Venue: Saint-Étienne    
Attendance: 30,600
Penalties
1-1
A. Shearer
X
1-1
P. Ince
X
2-2
P. Merson
3-3
M. Owen
4-3  D. Batty
X
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Quarter-finals
 
  a.e.t.
Match 57
0-0
Italy
Date: 3 July 1998  
Stadium: Stade de France
Penalties
1-1
R. Baggio
X
1-1
D. Albertini
X
2-2
A. Costacurta
3-3
C. Vieri
4-3  L. Di Biagio
X
Venue: Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
   
   
   
   
   
 
Match 58
3-2
Denmark
Date: 3 July 1998
Bebeto 10'
M. Jørgensen 2'
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire
Rivaldo 25', 59'
B. Laudrup 50'
Venue: Nantes    
Attendance: 35,500    
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)  
 
Match 59
2-1
Argentina
Date: 4 July 1998 C. López 17'
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome  
Venue: Marseille    
Attendance: 55,000  
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)  
 
Match 60
Croatia
3-0
Germany
Date: 4 July 1998
R. Jarni 45+3'
 
Stadium: Stade Gerland  
Venue: Lyon  
Attendance: 39,100  
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)  
Semi-finals  
   
  a.e.t
Match 61
1-1
Netherlands
Date: 7 July 1998 P. Kluivert 87'
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome    
Venue: Marseille
Penalties
1-1
F. de Boer
2-2
D. Bergkamp
3-2
P. Cocu
X
4-2
R. de Boer
X
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
   
   
   
   
 
Match 62
2-1
Croatia
Date: 8 July 1998
L. Thuram 47', 70'
D. Šuker 46'
Stadium: Stade de France    
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 76,000    
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)  
Third-place match  
 
 
Match 63
Croatia
2-1
Netherlands
Date: 11 July 1998 B. Zenden 22'
Stadium: Parc des Princes  
Venue: Paris    
Attendance: 45,500  
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)  
Final  
 
 
Match 64
3-0
Brazil
Date: 12 July 1998
Z. Zidane 27', 45+1'
 
Stadium: Stade de France
E. Petit 90+3'
 
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 80,000    
  Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)  
       
       
GOALSCORERS  
   
       
 
Player
Country
Flag
Goals
 D. Šuker  Croatia
6
 G. Batistuta  Argentina
5
 C. Vieri  Italy
5
 L. Hernández  Mexico
4
 Ronaldo  Brazil
4
 M. Salas  Chile
4
 O. Bierhoff  Germany
3
 D. Bergkamp  Netherlands
3
 Rivaldo  Brazil
3
 J. Klinsmann  Germany
3
 T. Henry  France
3
 César Sampaio  Brazil
3
 Bebeto  Brazil
3
 Z. Zidane  France
2
 S. Bassir  Morocco
2
 A. Hadda  Morocco
2
 B. Laudrup  Denmark
2
 F. Morientes  Spain
2
 P. Cocu  Netherlands
2
 A. Ortega  Argentina
2
 R. Baggio  Italy
2
 A. Shearer  England
2
 E. Petit  France
2
 P. Kluivert  Netherlands
2
 R. de Boer  Netherlands
2
 H. Flo  Norway
2
 L. Thuram  France
2
 V. Moldovan  Romania
2
 T. Whitmore  Jamaica
2
 R. Peláez  Mexico
2
 F. Hierro  Spain
2
 R. Prosinečk  Croatia
2
 M. Wilmots  Belgium
2
 M. Owen  England
2
 S. Bartlett  South Africa
2
 S. Komljenović  Yugoslavia
2
 T. Helveg  Denmark
1
 M. Benítez  Paraguay
1
 C. Ayala  Paraguay
1
 P. Møller  Denmark
1
 Luis Enrique  Spain
1
 M. Laudrup  Denmark
1
 J. Collins  Scotland
1
 A. Nielsen  Denmark
1
 M. Rieper  Denmark
1
 M. Hadji  Morocco
1
 V. Ikpeba  Nigeria
1
 S. Oliseh  Nigeria
1
 A. Herzog  Austria
1
 W. Oruma  Nigeria
1
 T. Babangida  Nigeria
1
 R. Jarni  Croatia
1
 Raúl  Spain
1
 A. Zubizarreta (Spain) o.g.  Nigeria
1
 A. Ilie  Romania
1
 G. Bachev (Bulgaria) o.g.  Spain
1
 Kiko  Spain
1
 M. Adepoju  Nigeria
1
 I. Vastić  Austria
1
 J. Cardozo  Paraguay
1
 E. Kostadinov  Bulgaria
1
 K. Rekda  Norway
1
 T. Boyd (Scotland) o.g.  Brazil
1
 Y. Al-Thunayan  Saudi Arabia
1
 S. Al-Jaber  Saudi Arabia
1
 T. Polster  Austria
1
 B. McBride  United States
1
 H. Estili  Iran
1
 B. McCarthy  South Africa
1
 P. Mboma  Cameroon
1
 S. Mihajlović (Yugoslavia) o.g.  Germany
1
 A. Möller  Germany
1
 P. Njanka  Cameroon
1
 L. Blanc  France
1
 S. Mihajlović  Yugoslavia
1
 B. Lizarazu  France
1
 J. Sierra  Chile
1
 Y. Chippo (Morocco) o.g.  Norway
1
 P. Mijatović  Yugoslavia
1
 D. Stojković  Yugoslavia
1
 B. Zenden  Netherlands
1
 E. Davids  Netherlands
1
 Y. Djorkaeff  France
1
 P. Van Hooijdonk  Netherlands
1
 D. Trezeguet  France
1
 M. Overmars  Netherlands
1
 M. Mahdavikia  Iran
1
 L. Di Biagio  Italy
1
 D. Eggen  Norway
1
 P. Scholes  England
1
 L. Nilis  Belgium
1
 D. Anderton  England
1
 D. Beckham  England
1
 P. Issa (South Africa) o.g.  France
1
 Yoo Sang-Chul  South Korea
1
 D. Petrescu  Romania
1
 L. Preciado  Colombia
1
 S. Souayah  Tunisia
1
 Ha Seok-Ju  South Korea
1
 C. Dugarry  France
1
 M. Pineda  Argentina
1
 J. Zanetti  Argentina
1
 C. López  Argentina
1
 M. Stanić  Croatia
1
 C. Blanco  Mexico
1
 A. García Aspe  Mexico
1
 M. Jørgensen  Denmark
1
 G. Vlaović  Croatia
1
 R. Earle  Jamaica
1
 E. Sand  Denmark
1
 C. Burley  Scotland
1
 M. Nakayama  Japan
1
   
        
Coaches contributed by country
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
NoC
1
  Brazil
4
  France
4
3
  Yugoslavia
2
4
1
  Austria
1
  Belgium
1
  Bulgaria
1
1
  Croatia
1
1
  Iran
1
  Italy
1
  Japan
1
  Mexico
1
  Netherlands
1
  Norway
1
  Poland
1
  Romania
1
  Scotland
1
1
  Spain
1
  Sweden
1
1
1
  West Germany
1

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aimé Jacquet raising the World Cup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
Cumulative contributions (coaches)
   
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
 
297
13
16
15
13
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
24
24
24
24
32
1
  Brazil
26
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
3
3
2
1
4
2
21
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
3
16
2
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
  Italy
16
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
  West Germany
15
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
6
  France
14
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
4
7
  Hungary
13
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Spain
13
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
9
  Austria
12
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
10
  Yugoslavia
11
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
11
  Scotland
10
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
10
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
13
  Czechoslovakia
9
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
14
  Belgium
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Mexico
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
16
  Russia
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
17
  Bulgaria
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Chile
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Netherlands
6
1
1
1
2
1
  Poland
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Romania
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
  Sweden
6
               
1
1
1
1
1
1
23
5
1
1
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
25
3
1
1
1
  FYR Macedonia
3
         
1
1
1
     
  Northern Ireland
3
1
1
1
  Norway
3
1
1
1
  Paraguay
3
1
1
1
30
2
             
1
1
  Iran
2
1
1
  Switzerland
2
1
1
  Ukraine
2
             
1
1
34
1
             
1
  Bolivia
1
1
  Bosnia Herzegovina
1
                   
1
 
  Croatia
1
   
1
  Cuba
1
1
  East Germany
1
     
1
  Egypt
1
             
1
  El Salvador
1
     
1
  Greece
1
     
1
  Haiti
1
             
1
1
     
1
  Israel
1
             
1
  Japan
1
   
1
  Morocco
1
1
  North Korea
1
1
  Peru
1
1
1
                   
1
  Tunisia
1
1
  Wales
1
1
   
   
  
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