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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 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 (2.99 per 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 74' (o.g.)
 
Venue: Saint-Denis    
Attendance: 80,000  
Referee: José García Aranda (Spain)  
 
Match 2
Norway
2-2
Morocco
Date: 10 June 1998
Y. Chippo 46' (o.g.)
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 77' (o.g.)
 
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
A. Zubizarreta 73' (o.g.)
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 88' (o.g.)
 
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
S. Mihajlović72' (o.g.)
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)  
       
       
   
  STATISTICS
     
   
Goalscorers
     
 
Pos
Player
Team
Flag
Goals
1
 D. Šuker  Croatia
6
2
 G. Batistuta  Argentina
5
 C. Vieri  Italy
5
4
 Ronaldo  Brazil
4
 M. Salas  Chile
4
 L. Hernández  Mexico
4
7
 Bebeto  Brazil
3
 César Sampaio  Brazil
3
 Rivaldo  Brazil
3
 T. Henry  France
3
 O. Bierhoff  Germany
3
 J. Klinsmann  Germany
3
 D. Bergkamp  Netherlands
3
14
 A. Ortega  Argentina
2
 M. Wilmots  Belgium
2
 R. Prosinečk  Croatia
2
 B. Laudrup  Denmark
2
 A. Shearer  England
2
 M. Owen  England
2
 L. Thuram  France
2
 E. Petit  France
2
 Z. Zidane  France
2
 R. Baggio  Italy
2
 T. Whitmore  Jamaica
2
 R. Peláez  Mexico
2
 S. Bassir  Morocco
2
 A. Hadda  Morocco
2
 R. de Boer  Netherlands
2
 P. Cocu  Netherlands
2
 P. Kluivert  Netherlands
2
 H. Flo  Norway
2
 V. Moldovan  Romania
2
 S. Bartlett  South Africa
2
 F. Morientes  Spain
2
 F. Hierro  Spain
2
 S. Komljenović  Yugoslavia
2
37
 J. Zanetti  Argentina
1
 M. Pineda  Argentina
1
 C. López  Argentina
1
 I. Vastić  Austria
1
 A. Herzog  Austria
1
 T. Polster  Austria
1
 L. Nilis  Belgium
1
 T. Boyd (Scotland, o.g.)  Brazil
1
 E. Kostadinov  Bulgaria
1
 P. Njanka  Cameroon
1
 P. Mboma  Cameroon
1
 J. Sierra  Chile
1
 L. Preciado  Colombia
1
 R. Jarni  Croatia
1
 M. Stanić  Croatia
1
 G. Vlaović  Croatia
1
 M. Rieper  Denmark
1
 M. Jørgensen  Denmark
1
 M. Laudrup  Denmark
1
 A. Nielsen  Denmark
1
 P. Møller  Denmark
1
 T. Helveg  Denmark
1
 E. Sand  Denmark
1
 D. Beckham  England
1
 D. Anderton  England
1
 P. Scholes  England
1
 Y. Djorkaeff  France
1
 C. Dugarry  France
1
 P. Issa (South Africa, o.g.)  France
1
 D. Trezeguet  France
1
 B. Lizarazu  France
1
 L. Blanc  France
1
 A. Möller  Germany
1
 S. Mihajlović (Yugoslavia, o.g.)  Germany
1
 M. Mahdavikia  Iran
1
 H. Estili  Iran
1
 L. Di Biagio  Italy
1
 R. Earle  Jamaica
1
 M. Nakayama  Japan
1
 A. García Aspe  Mexico
1
 C. Blanco  Mexico
1
 M. Hadji  Morocco
1
 M. Overmars  Netherlands
1
 P. Van Hooijdonk  Netherlands
1
 E. Davids  Netherlands
1
 B. Zenden  Netherlands
1
 M. Adepoju  Nigeria
1
 A. Zubizarreta (Spain, o.g.)  Nigeria
1
 T. Babangida  Nigeria
1
 W. Oruma  Nigeria
1
 S. Oliseh  Nigeria
1
 V. Ikpeba  Nigeria
1
 K. Rekda  Norway
1
 D. Eggen  Norway
1
 Y. Chippo (Morocco, o.g.)  Norway
1
 J. Cardozo  Paraguay
1
 C. Ayala  Paraguay
1
 M. Benítez  Paraguay
1
 A. Ilie  Romania
1
 D. Petrescu  Romania
1
 S. Al-Jaber  Saudi Arabia
1
 Y. Al-Thunayan  Saudi Arabia
1
 C. Burley  Scotland
1
 J. Collins  Scotland
1
 B. McCarthy  South Africa
1
 Ha Seok-Ju  South Korea
1
 Yoo Sang-Chul  South Korea
1
 Kiko  Spain
1
 G. Bachev (Bulgaria, o.g.)  Spain
1
 Raúl  Spain
1
 Luis Enrique  Spain
1
 S. Souayah  Tunisia
1
 B. McBride  United States
1
 D. Stojković  Yugoslavia
1
 P. Mijatović  Yugoslavia
1
 S. Mihajlović  Yugoslavia
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
        
Overall top goal scorers
   
 
In gold the topscorers (golden shoe) of the tournament. The complete list is available at: Goleadores-1998
   
Pos
Player
 Team
Flag
Goals
WC-1
WC-2
WC-3
WC-4
1
 Gerd Müller  Germany
14
70
74
   
2
 Just Fontaine  France
 
13
58
 
3
 Pelé  Brazil
 
12
58
62
66
70
4
 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary
11
54
 
 Jürgen Klinsmann  Germany
11
90
94
98
 
6
 Helmut Rahn  Germany
10
54
58
 
 Teófilo Cubillas  Peru
10
70
78
   
 Grzegorz Lato  Poland
10
74
78
82
 
 Gary Lineker  England
10
86
90
   
10
 Vavá  Brazil
 
9
58
62
 
 Uwe Seeler  Germany
 
9
58
62
66
70
 Eusébio  Portugal
9
66
 
 Jairzinho  Brazil
9
70
74
   
 Karl Heniz Rummenigge  Germany
9
78
82
86
 
 Paolo Rossi  Italy
9
78
82
   
 Roberto Baggio  Italy
9
90
94
98
 
 Gabriel Batistuta  Argentina
9
94
98
   
18
 Guillermo Stábile  Argentina
8
30
 
 Leônidas  Brazil
8
34
38
 
 Ademir  Brazil
8
50
 
 Oscar Míguez  Uruguay
8
50
54
 
 Diego Maradona  Argentina
8
82
86
94
 
 Rudi Völler  Germany
8
86
90
94
 
24
 Oldřich Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia
7
34
38
 
 Hans Schäfer  Germany
7
54
58
 
 Lajos Tichy  Hungary
 
7
58
62
 
 Johnny Rep  Netherlands
7
74
78
   
 Andrzej Szarmach  Poland
7
74
78
82
 
 Careca  Brazil
7
86
90
   
 
   
   
Scoring frequency by team
   
Pos
Team
Flag
Tot
13
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Ch
 
1755
1
1
1
1
3
3
14
22
54
82
175
589
1
  Brazil
173
2
1
1
3
6
13
18
30
0
2
  Germany
162
1
3
2
7
11
12
39
0
3
  Italy
105
2
3
3
4
10
34
0
4
  Argentina
100
1
1
2
3
4
11
30
0
5
  Hungary
87
1
1
1
5
4
7
19
0
6
  France
86
1
5
12
34
0
7
  Sweden
66
1
4
7
4
16
0
8
  England
62
1
2
4
7
22
+2
9
  Spain
61
1
3
1
6
29
+3
  Uruguay
61
2
2
4
6
19
-1
11
  Russia
60
1
4
1
5
25
-2
  Yugoslavia
60
1
4
10
24
-1
13
  Netherlands
56
2
1
4
6
18
+1
14
  Czechoslovakia
44
1
1
1
1
6
13
-1
15
  Austria
43
1
1
2
4
19
0
16
  Belgium
40
3
6
19
+1
17
  Mexico
39
1
5
25
+2
  Poland
39
1
1
2
1
2
12
-1
19
  Switzerland
33
1
2
1
2
12
-1
20
  Chile
31
2
7
9
0
21
  Romania
30
1
2
5
10
-1
22
  Scotland
25
3
19
0
23
  Bulgaria
22
1
1
14
0
24
  Denmark
19
1
1
1
10
+7
  Paraguay
19
6
7
+3
  Peru
19
2
1
7
0
  Portugal
19
1
2
4
0
28
  United States
18
1
14
-2
29
  Colombia
14
2
10
-1
30
  Cameroon
13
1
9
0
  Nigeria
13
2
9
+4
  Northern Ireland
13
1
1
1
3
-2
33
  Morocco
12
3
6
+1
34
  Croatia
11
1
1
3
  South Korea
11
1
9
-1
36
  Turkey
10
2
1
2
-5
37
  Norway
7
1
5
+9
  Saudi Arabia
7
1
5
0
39
  Algeria
6
1
4
-3
40
  Cuba
5
1
2
-3
  East Germany
5
1
3
-3
  Korea DPR
5
1
3
-3
43
  Costa Rica
4
4
-2
  Iran
4
4
+3
  Republic of Ireland
4
4
-2
  Tunisia
4
4
+1
  Wales
4
1
2
-2
48
  Egypt
3
1
1
-4
  Jamaica
3
1
1
  South Africa
3
1
1
51
  Haiti
2
1
-5
  Honduras
2
2
-5
  Kuwait
2
2
-5
  New Zealand
2
2
-5
  United Arab Emirates
2
2
-5
56
  Bolivia
1
1
-3
  El Salvador
1
1
-3
  Iraq
1
1
-3
  Israel
1
1
-3
  Japan
1
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
  West Germany
16
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
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
  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
 
 
8 coaches from the Soviet Union participated until the 1990 World Cup, managing 7 times to the Soviet Union national football team and once to Cameroon national football team. 6 coaches were from Russia and 2 from Ukraine. For the purpose of statistics, we will consider them in this way (Russia: 6, Ukraine: 2) since the 1994 World Cup.
 
14 coaches from Germany participated until the 1990 World Cup: 2 from Germany (1934-1938), 11 from West Germany (1950-1990) and 1 from East Germany (1974). For the purpose of statistics, we will consider them in this way (Germany: 14) since the 1994 World Cup.
 
13 coaches from Yugoslavia participated until the 1994 World Cup, managing 10 times to Yugoslavia national football team, once to Zaire national football team (1974), once to Mexico national football team (1986), and once to Costa Rica national football team. 9 coaches were from Yugoslavia, 3 from FYR Macedonia, and 1 from Bosnia Herzegovina. For the purpose of statistics, we will consider them in this way (Yugoslavia: 10, FYR Macedonia: 3, Bosnia Herzegovina 1) since the 1998 World Cup.
   
     
Attendance
   
 
The total attendance at the World Cup as well as both the total and average attendance for each of the national teams is shown in the table below.

   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
 
2,785,100
64
43,517
1
  France
438,900
7
62,700
2
  Brazil
385,500
7
55,071
3
  Netherlands
350,600
7
50,086
4
  Croatia
297,800
7
42,543
5
  Italy
273,600
5
54,720
6
  Denmark
223,200
5
44,640
7
  Argentina
196,400
5
39,280
8
  Nigeria
191,500
4
47,875
9
  Germany
182,300
5
36,460
10
  Romania
181,400
4
45,450
11
  Norway
171,600
4
42,900
12
  Tunisia
161,800
3
53,933
13
  England
157,200
4
39,300
14
  Belgium
154,300
3
51,433
15
  Saudi Arabia
149,900
3
49,967
16
  Austria
144,100
3
48,033
17
  Chile
143,400
4
35,850
18
  Scotland
142,400
3
47,467
19
  South Korea
139,600
3
46,533
20
  Yugoslavia
137,700
4
34,425
21
  Mexico
131,300
4
32,825
22
  Paraguay
125,700
4
31,425
23
  Jamaica
122,700
3
40,900
24
  South Africa
120,300
3
40,100
25
  United States
120,100
3
40,033
26
  Bulgaria
113,400
3
37,800
27
  Japan
108,100
3
36,033
28
  Colombia
107,000
3
35,667
29
  Spain
104,200
3
34,733
30
  Iran
99,500
3
33,167
31
  Cameroon
98,800
3
32,933
32
  Morocco
95,900
3
31,967
                                         
 
Cumulative attendance
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
Ch
 
24,822,645
580
42,798
1
  Brazil
4,306,154
80
53,827
0
2
  West Germany
3,858,726
78
49,471
0
3
  Italy
3,420,271
66
51,822
0
4
  Argentina
2,887,221
57
50,653
0
5
  England
2,140,968
45
47,577
0
6
  Mexico
1,776,312
37
48,008
0
7
  Spain
1,706,068
40
42,652
+1
8
  France
1,681,344
41
41,008
+4
9
  Sweden
1,603,803
38
42,205
-2
10
  Netherlands
1,589,655
32
49,677
+3
11
  Uruguay
1,550,180
37
41,897
-2
12
  Belgium
1,546,365
32
48,324
-1
13
  Russia
1,464,617
34
43,077
-3
14
  Yugoslavia
1,313,918
37
35,511
0
15
  Bulgaria
1,160,335
26
44,628
0
16
  Romania
1,023,420
21
48,734
+5
17
  Austria
993,160
29
34,247
+3
18
  Poland
987,941
25
39,518
-2
19
  Czechoslovakia
891,114
30
29,704
-2
20
  Chile
877,266
25
35,091
+2
21
  Switzerland
873,048
22
39,684
-3
22
  Hungary
850,165
32
26,568
-3
23
  Scotland
783,776
23
34,077
+1
24
  United States
769,657
17
45,274
-1
25
  Cameroon
655,314
14
46,808
0
26
  Colombia
584,825
13
44,987
0
27
  South Korea
550,860
14
39,347
+3
28
  Paraguay
484,334
15
32,289
+4
29
  Republic of Ireland
476,822
9
52,980
-1
30
  Morocco
420,697
13
32,361
+4
31
  Peru
411,889
15
27,459
-2
32
  Portugal
407,155
9
45,239
-1
33
  Nigeria
397,453
8
49,682
+9
34
  Norway
390,023
8
48,753
+7
35
  Saudi Arabia
389,993
7
55,713
+4
36
  El Salvador
355,742
6
59,290
-3
37
  Denmark
342,200
9
38,022
+11
38
  Northern Ireland
312,369
13
24,028
-3
39
  Croatia
297,800
7
42,543
40
  East Germany
287,965
6
47,994
-2
41
  Bolivia
229,715
6
38,286
-1
42
  Tunisia
219,487
6
36,581
+18
43
  Algeria
173,980
6
28,997
0
44
  Greece
170,617
3
56,872
0
45
  Costa Rica
166,770
4
41,693
0
46
  Iran
162,131
6
27,022
+13
47
  Iraq
147,763
3
49,254
-1
48
  United Arab Emirates
129,793
3
43,264
-1
49
  Jamaica
122,700
3
40,900
50
  South Africa
120,300
3
40,100
51
  Egypt
110,535
4
27,634
-2
52
  Japan
108,100
3
36,033
53
  Haiti
104,200
3
34,733
-3
54
  New Zealand
98,000
3
32,667
-3
55
  Korea DPR
94,875
4
23,719
-3
56
  Kuwait
94,743
3
31,581
-3
57
  Canada
93,500
3
31,167
-3
58
  Zaire
90,200
3
30,067
-3
59
  Honduras
89,562
3
29,854
-3
60
  Wales
89,526
5
17,905
-3
61
  Australia
87,700
3
29,233
-3
62
  Turkey
49,000
3
16,333
-1
63
  Israel
40,168
3
13,389
-1
64
  Cuba
22,000
3
7,333
-1
65
  Indonesia
9,000
1
9,000
-1
   
   
  
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