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1998 FIFA World Cup
Coupe du Monde - France 98

1998 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 10 June – 12 July
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 10 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runner-up  Brazil
Third place  Croatia
Fourth place  Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 171 (2.67 per match)
Attendance 2,785,100 (43,517 per match)
Top scorer(s) Croatia Davor Šuker (6 goals)
Best player Brazil Ronaldo
1994
2002

The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as hosts by FIFA on 1 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final. France won their first title, becoming the seventh nation to win a World Cup, and the first host nation to win the tournament since Argentina in 1978.

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Qualification

Qualifying countries

Four nations qualified for the World Cup for the first time: Croatia, Jamaica, Japan, and South Africa.

Seeding

Germany, Italy, Argentina, Spain, Romania and the Netherlands were seeded along with defending champion Brazil and host France. For the first time in FIFA's history, the draw took place in a football stadium - Stade Vélodrome in Marseilles, on 4 December 1997.

Norway was the last remaining European team in Pot 2, destinated in the Groups of Brazil or Argentina.

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Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Summary

The format of the competition was different from 1994, as the finals were expanded from 24 to 32 teams. The 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four. The eight group winners and the eight group runners-up would qualify for the knockout stage. The golden goal rule was also introduced to decide knockout matches which went into extra time. Another change in the rules came into effect at this World Cup, stating that as regulation time was about to expire in any period of play the fourth official would use a handheld electronic display to show how many minutes of stoppage time were to be played. This practice has continued since then, after being well received by media and spectators alike.

The tournament opened with 1994 FIFA World Cup champions Brazil's 2-1 victory over Scotland. Norway pulled the shock of Group A, topping the holders 2-1 after two late goals. Still, both teams advanced to the next round. Italy easily won Group B, with Chile's three draws enough for them to get through. The Italy-Chile clash which ended 2-2 saw Italy's Roberto Baggio cast aside the spectre of his miss in the penalty shootout in the final 4 years earlier: this time around his highly controversial spot-kick earned Italy a draw.

France 98 mascot.

France swept Group C, with the lone blemish being the red card expulsion and two-game suspension of Zinedine Zidane in a 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Denmark also moved on from the group. Nigeria was the surprise winner of Group D, dubbed the Group of Death, as Spain once again failed to live up to high pre-cup expectations. Nigeria beat them 3-2 in a thrilling game and moved on to the next round together with Paraguay.

Netherlands and Mexico moved on from Group E, a group that saw four games end in draws. Mexico came from behind in two of those four games that ended in a draw after being down two goals in both games. Germany and Yugoslavia made easy work of Group F.

A late goal for Romania saw them beat England 2-1 and take the top spot in Group G; the English finished second. Argentina swept Group H, joined by Croatia in the second round.

In the second round, Italy beat Norway 1-0 and Brazil made easy work of Chile, 4-1. Laurent Blanc of France scored the first Golden Goal in World Cup history as the hosts beat Paraguay 1-0. Denmark surprised Nigeria, crushing them 4-1. Germany beat Mexico and Netherlands topped Yugoslavia by identical 2-1 scores. Croatia upset Romania 1-0. Argentina beat England on penalties after drawing 2-2 in a game that saw a stunning goal from 18-year-old Michael Owen. The game was marred by England's David Beckham being sent off after kicking Diego Simeone.

France beat Italy in the quarter-finals on penalties after a scoreless draw. Brazil topped Denmark 3-2 in an exciting game. Croatia pulled perhaps the biggest shocker of the tournament, crushing Germany 3-0. The Netherlands-Argentina match was marred by violence; the Netherlands was reduced to 10 men early on after a tackle by Artur Numan injured Diego Simeone and Simeone had to be carried off the field for treatment. Late in the match, Argentina star Ariel Ortega received a red card for head-butting Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar after van der Sar confronted Ortega on the latter's play-acting attempt to draw a penalty[1]. Shortly after Ortega's sending off, Dennis Bergkamp of the Netherlands scored a memorable goal, finishing from a 60-yard pass to eliminate Argentina 2-1.

In the semi-finals, striker Patrick Kluivert equalized late for the Netherlands to make it 1-1, but the Brazilians won on penalties. They were joined by France, as veteran defender Lilian Thuram scored two goals with stunning runs from his the right hand side of the pitch to overcome Golden Boot winner Davor Šuker's opener for Croatia. The Croats beat the Dutch for third place.

For the first time ever, the final featured the host nation and the defending champions. Zinedine Zidane scored two headers from corners in the 27th minute and in first half stoppage time respectively, and Emmanuel Petit added a late goal in second half stoppage time to give France a 3-0 win over Brazil. An estimated one million people took to the Paris streets to celebrate through the night. France became seventh country to have won the world cup, joining Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England and Argentina.

The official song for the event was La Copa de la Vida by Ricky Martin, and the official anthem was La Cour des Grands by Youssou N'Dour and Axelle Red.

Mascot

The official mascot of this World Cup was Footix, a cockerel with the words "FRANCE 98" on the chest. Its body is mostly blue, like the host's national team shirt and its name is a portmanteau of "football" and the ending "-ix" from the popular Astérix comic strip.

Venues

Ten stadia were used during the tournament:

Saint-Denis Marseille Paris Lens Lyon
Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Parc des Princes Stade Félix Bollaert Stade de Gerland
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 49,000 Capacity: 41,800 Capacity: 41,200
Stade de France 2005.jpg Vue du Stade Vélodrome depuis la Tour France 3.jpg Paris-Parc-des-Princes.jpg Stade Felix-Bollaert.jpg Stade-Gerland-RWC2007.JPG
Nantes Toulouse Saint-Étienne Bordeaux Montpellier
Stade de la Beaujoire Stadium de Toulouse Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Parc Lescure Stade de la Mosson
Capacity: 38,500 Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 35,200 Capacity: 33,900
Stade de la Beaujoire.jpg StadiumToulouse1.JPG Geoffroy Guichard ASSE.JPG Stade Chaban-Delmas.jpg Stade de la Mosson.JPG

Match officials

Africa
Asia
Europe
North, Central America and Caribbean
Oceania
South America

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1998 FIFA World Cup squads.

Results

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First round

All times local (CEST)/(UTC+2)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Round of 16

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
10 June 1998
17:30
Brazil  2 – 1  Scotland Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
César Sampaio Goal 4'
Boyd Goal 73' (o.g.)
(Report) Collins Goal 38' (pen.)

10 June 1998
21:00
Morocco  2 – 2  Norway Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,800
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Hadji Goal 38'
Hadda Goal 59'
(Report) Chippo Goal 46' (o.g.)
Eggen Goal 60'

16 June 1998
17:30
Scotland  1 – 1  Norway Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: László Vagner (Hungary)
Burley Goal 66' (Report) H. Flo Goal 46'

16 June 1998
21:00
Brazil  3 – 0  Morocco Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)
Ronaldo Goal 9'
Rivaldo Goal 45+2'
Bebeto Goal 50'
(Report)

23 June 1998
21:00
Brazil  1 – 2  Norway Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (United States)
Bebeto Goal 78' (Report) T. A. Flo Goal 83'
Rekdal Goal 88' (pen.)

23 June 1998
21:00
Scotland  0 – 3  Morocco Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
(Report) Bassir Goal 22' Goal 85'
Hadda Goal 46'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
 Chile 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Austria 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
 Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 2
11 June 1998
17:30
Italy  2 – 2  Chile Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)
Vieri Goal 10'
R. Baggio Goal 85' (pen.)
(Report) Salas Goal 45' Goal 49'

11 June 1998
21:00
Cameroon  1 – 1  Austria Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,460
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)
Njanka Goal 78' (Report) Polster Goal 90'

17 June 1998
17:30
Chile  1 – 1  Austria Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
Salas Goal 70' (Report) Vastić Goal 90'

17 June 1998
21:00
Italy  3 – 0  Cameroon Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,800
Referee: Edward Lennie (Australia)
Di Biagio Goal 7'
Vieri Goal 75' Goal 89'
(Report)

23 June 1998
16:00
Italy  2 – 1  Austria Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Paul Durkin (England)
Vieri Goal 49'
R. Baggio Goal 89'
(Report) Herzog Goal 90' (pen.)

23 June 1998
16:00
Chile  1 – 1  Cameroon Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Laszlo Vagner (Hungary)
Sierra Goal 20' (Report) Mboma Goal 55'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 South Africa 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 2
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
12 June 1998
17:30
Saudi Arabia  0 – 1  Denmark Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,140
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)
(Report) Rieper Goal 68'

12 June 1998
21:00
France  3 – 0  South Africa Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,077
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)
Dugarry Goal 34'
Issa Goal 77' (o.g.)
Henry Goal 90'
(Report)

18 June 1998
17:30
South Africa  1 – 1  Denmark Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,300
Referee: John Toro Rendon (Colombia)
McCarthy Goal 52' (Report) Nielsen Goal 13'

18 June 1998
21:00
France  4 – 0  Saudi Arabia Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)
Henry Goal 36' Goal 77'
Trezeguet Goal 68'
Lizarazu Goal 85'
(Report)

24 June 1998
16:00
France  2 – 1  Denmark Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,100
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
Djorkaeff Goal 12' (pen.)
Petit Goal 56'
(Report) M. Laudrup Goal 42' (pen.)

24 June 1998
16:00
South Africa  2 – 2  Saudi Arabia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: Mario Sanchez Yanten (Chile)
Bartlett Goal 19' Goal 90+4' (pen.) (Report) Al-Jaber Goal 45' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan Goal 74' (pen.)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
 Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Spain 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1
12 June 1998
14:30
Paraguay  0 – 0  Bulgaria Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 27,650
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
(Report)

13 June 1998
14:30
Spain  2 – 3  Nigeria Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 33,257
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (United States)
Hierro Goal 20'
Raúl Goal 46'
(Report) Adepoju Goal 24'
Lawal Goal 72'
Oliseh Goal 77'

19 June 1998
17:30
Nigeria  1 – 0  Bulgaria Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Mario Sanchez Yanten (Chile)
Ikpeba Goal 26' (Report)

19 June 1998
21:00
Spain  0 – 0  Paraguay Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)
(Report)

24 June 1998
21:00
Nigeria  1 – 3  Paraguay Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,500
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Oruma Goal 10' (Report) Ayala Goal 1'
Benítez Goal 58'
Cardozo Goal 86'

24 June 1998
21:00
Spain  6 – 1  Bulgaria Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,100
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)
Hierro Goal 5' (pen.)
Luis Enrique Goal 18'
Morientes Goal 53' Goal 80'
Kiko Goal 88' Goal 90'
(Report) Kostadinov Goal 56'

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 5
 Belgium 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Korea Republic 3 0 1 2 2 9 -7 1
13 June 1998
17:30
Korea Republic  1 – 3  Mexico Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,133
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 28' (Report) Peláez Goal 51'
Hernández Goal 74' Goal 84'

13 June 1998
21:00
Netherlands  0 – 0  Belgium Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
(Report)

20 June 1998
17:30
Belgium  2 – 2  Mexico Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Wilmots Goal 43' Goal 47' (Report) García Aspe Goal 55' (pen.)
Blanco Goal 62'

20 June 1998
21:00
Netherlands  5 – 0  Korea Republic Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Ryszard Wójcik (Poland)
Cocu Goal 38'
Overmars Goal 42'
Bergkamp Goal 71'
van Hooijdonk Goal 80'
R. de Boer Goal 83'
(Report)

25 June 1998
16:00
Netherlands  2 – 2  Mexico Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
Cocu Goal 4'
R. de Boer Goal 18'
(Report) Peláez Goal 75'
Hernández Goal 90+5'

25 June 1998
16:00
Belgium  1 – 1  Korea Republic Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)
Nilis Goal 7' (Report) Yoo Sang-Chul Goal 71'

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Iran 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0
14 June 1998
17:30
Yugoslavia  1 – 0  Iran Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,392
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)
Mihajlović Goal 72' (Report)

15 June 1998
21:00
Germany  2 – 0  United States Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 43,815
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)
Möller Goal 8'
Klinsmann Goal 64'
(Report)

21 June 1998
14:30
Germany  2 – 2  Yugoslavia Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,100
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Mihajlović Goal 73' (o.g.)
Bierhoff Goal 80'
(Report) Mijatović Goal 13'
Stojković Goal 54'

21 June 1998
21:00
United States  1 – 2  Iran Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,100
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
McBride Goal 87' (Report) Estili Goal 40'
Mahdavikia Goal 84'

25 June 1998
21:00
United States  0 – 1  Yugoslavia Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
(Report) Komljenović Goal 4'

25 June 1998
21:00
Germany  2 – 0  Iran Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,800
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)
Bierhoff Goal 50'
Klinsmann Goal 57'
(Report)

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 England 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
15 June 1998
14:30
England  2 – 0  Tunisia Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 54,587
Referee: Masayoshi Okada (Japan)
Shearer Goal 43'
Scholes Goal 89'
(Report)

15 June 1998
17:30
Romania  1 – 0  Colombia Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 37,572
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Ilie Goal 45' (Report)

22 June 1998
17:30
Colombia  1 – 0  Tunisia Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,800
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)
Preciado Goal 83' (Report)

22 June 1998
21:00
Romania  2 – 1  England Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,500
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
Moldovan Goal 47'
Petrescu Goal 90'
(Report) Owen Goal 79'

26 June 1998
21:00
Colombia  0 – 2  England Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,100
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)
(Report) Anderton Goal 20'
Beckham Goal 29'

26 June 1998
21:00
Romania  1 – 1  Tunisia Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Edward Lennie (Australia)
Moldovan Goal 72' (Report) Souayah Goal 10' (pen.)

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Jamaica 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 0
14 June 1998
14:30
Argentina  1 – 0  Japan Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,400
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)
Batistuta Goal 28' (Report)

14 June 1998
21:00
Jamaica  1 – 3  Croatia Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,058
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Earle Goal 45' (Report) Stanić Goal 27'
Prosinečki Goal 53'
Šuker Goal 69'

20 June 1998
14:30
Japan  0 – 1  Croatia Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)
(Report) Šuker Goal 77'

21 June 1998
17:30
Argentina  5 – 0  Jamaica Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)
Ortega Goal 31' Goal 55'
Batistuta Goal 72' Goal 80' Goal 82' (pen.)
(Report)

26 June 1998
16:00
Argentina  1 – 0  Croatia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)
Pineda Goal 36' (Report)

26 June 1998
16:00
Japan  1 – 2  Jamaica Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,100
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)
Nakayama Goal 74' (Report) Whitmore Goal 39' Goal 54'

Knockout stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
27 June - Paris            
  Brazil  4
3 July - Nantes
  Chile  1  
  Brazil  3
28 June - Saint-Denis
    Denmark  2  
  Nigeria  1
7 July - Marseille
  Denmark  4  
  Brazil (pen.)  1 (4)
29 June - Toulouse
    Netherlands  1 (2)  
  Netherlands  2
4 July - Marseille
  Yugoslavia  1  
  Netherlands  2
30 June - St. Étienne
    Argentina  1  
  Argentina (pen.)  2 (4)
12 July - Saint-Denis
  England  2 (3)  
  Brazil  0
27 June - Marseille
    France  3
  Italy  1
3 July - Saint-Denis
  Norway  0  
  Italy  0 (3)
28 June - Lens
    France (pen.)  0 (4)  
  France (a.e.t.)  1
8 July - Saint-Denis
  Paraguay  0  
  France  2
29 June - Montpellier
    Croatia  1   Third place
  Germany  2
4 July - Lyon 11 July - Paris
  Mexico  1  
  Germany  0   Netherlands  1
30 June - Bordeaux
    Croatia  3     Croatia  2
  Romania  0
  Croatia  1  

Round of 16

27 June 1998
16:30
Italy  1 – 0  Norway Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)
Vieri Goal 18' (Report)

27 June 1998
21:00
Brazil  4 – 1  Chile Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
César Sampaio Goal 11' Goal 27'
Ronaldo Goal 45+1' (pen.) Goal 70'
(Report) Salas Goal 68'

28 June 1998
16:30
France  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Paraguay Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 38,100
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
Blanc Golden goal scored in the 113th minute 113' (Report)

28 June 1998
21:00
Nigeria  1 – 4  Denmark Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
Babangida Goal 78' (Report) Møller Goal 3'
B. Laudrup Goal 12'
Sand Goal 60'
Helveg Goal 76'

29 June 1998
16:30
Germany  2 – 1  Mexico Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,800
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Klinsmann Goal 75'
Bierhoff Goal 86'
(Report) Hernández Goal 47'

29 June 1998
21:00
Netherlands  2 – 1  Yugoslavia Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 33,500
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
Bergkamp Goal 38'
Davids Goal 90+2'
(Report) Komljenović Goal 48'

30 June 1998
16:30
Romania  0 – 1  Croatia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 31,800
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)
(Report) Šuker Goal 45+2' (pen.)

30 June 1998
21:00
Argentina  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  England Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Batistuta Goal 6' (pen.)
Zanetti Goal 45+1'
(Report) Shearer Goal 10' (pen.)
Owen Goal 16'
    Penalties  
Berti Scored
Crespo Missed (saved)
Verón Scored
Gallardo Scored
Ayala Scored
4 – 3 Scored Shearer
Missed (saved) Ince
Scored Merson
Scored Owen
Missed (saved) Batty
 

Quarter-finals

3 July 1998
16:30
France  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Italy Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
(Report)
    Penalties  
Zidane Scored
Lizarazu Missed (saved)
Trezeguet Scored
Henry Scored
Blanc Scored
4 – 3 Scored R. Baggio
Missed (saved) Albertini
Scored Costacurta
Scored Vieri
Missed (hit crossbar) Di Biagio
 

3 July 1998
21:00
Brazil  3 – 2  Denmark Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
Bebeto Goal 11'
Rivaldo Goal 27' Goal 60'
(Report) Jørgensen Goal 2'
B. Laudrup Goal 50'

4 July 1998
16:30
Netherlands  2 – 1  Argentina Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)
Kluivert Goal 12'
Bergkamp Goal 89'
(Report) López Goal 18'

4 July 1998
21:00
Germany  0 – 3  Croatia Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,100
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)
(Report) Jarni Goal 45+3'
Vlaović Goal 80'
Šuker Goal 85'

Semi-finals

7 July 1998
21:00
Brazil  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
Ronaldo Goal 46' (Report) Kluivert Goal 87'
    Penalties  
Ronaldo Scored
Rivaldo Scored
Emerson Scored
Dunga Scored
4 – 2 Scored F. de Boer
Scored Bergkamp
Missed (saved) Cocu
Missed (saved) R. de Boer
 

8 July 1998
21:00
France  2 – 1  Croatia Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,000
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
Thuram Goal 47' Goal 69' (Report) Šuker Goal 46'

Third place match

11 July 1998
21:00
Netherlands  1 – 2  Croatia Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Epifanio González (Paraguay)
Zenden Goal 21' (Report) Prosinečki Goal 13'
Šuker Goal 35'

Final

12 July 1998
21:00
Brazil  0 – 3  France Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)
(Report) Zidane Goal 27' Goal 45+1'
Petit Goal 90+3'

Winner

 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners 

France
First title

Awards

Golden Shoe winner: Golden Ball winner: Yashin Award: FIFA Fair Play Trophy: Most Entertaining Team:
Croatia Davor Šuker Brazil Ronaldo
France Fabien Barthez
 England
 France
 France

All-star team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

France Fabien Barthez
Paraguay José Luis Chilavert

Brazil Roberto Carlos
France Marcel Desailly
France Lilian Thuram
Netherlands Frank de Boer
Paraguay Carlos Gamarra

Brazil Dunga
Brazil Rivaldo
Denmark Michael Laudrup
France Zinedine Zidane
Netherlands Edgar Davids

Brazil Ronaldo
Croatia Davor Šuker
Denmark Brian Laudrup
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp

Scorers

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 Goals
1 Goal
Own goals

In Video Games

The official video game is World Cup 98. But many other games such as International Superstar Soccer 98, World League Soccer 98, Actua Soccer 2, Neo Geo Cup '98: The Road to the Victory and so on were released and were mainly based on the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

See also

  • Music of the World Cup: Allez! Ola! Ole! – The Official 1998 FIFA World Cup music album

References

External links


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