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1998 FIFA World Cup

16th FIFA World Cup, held in France in 1998

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. 32 teams took part from many countries. France won the trophy after beating Brazil in the final 3-0.

1998 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates10 June – 12 July
Teams32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFrance France (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Brazil
Third placeCroatia Croatia
Fourth placeNetherlands Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored171 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Croatia Davor Šuker
(6 goals)
1994
2002

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

North and Central AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit

Group StageEdit

A win would earn the team 3 points, a draw would earn them 1 point, and a loss earns them no points.

Group AEdit

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
Brazil   2 – 1   Scotland
Morocco   2 – 2   Norway
16 June 1998
Scotland   1 – 1   Norway
Brazil   3 – 0   Morocco
23 June 1998
Scotland   0 – 3   Morocco
Brazil   1 – 2   Norway

Group BEdit

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
Cameroon   1 – 1   Austria
Italy   2 – 2   Chile
17 June 1998
Chile   1 – 1   Austria
Italy   3 – 0   Cameroon
23 June 1998
Italy   2 – 1   Austria
Chile   1 – 1   Cameroon

Group CEdit

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
Saudi Arabia   0 – 1   Denmark
France   3 – 0   South Africa
18 June 1998
South Africa   1 – 1   Denmark
France   4 – 0   Saudi Arabia
24 June 1998
France   2 – 1   Denmark
South Africa   2 – 2   Saudi Arabia

Group DEdit

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
Paraguay   0 – 0   Bulgaria
13 June 1998
Spain   2 – 3   Nigeria
19 June 1998
Nigeria   1 – 0   Bulgaria
Spain   0 – 0   Paraguay
24 June 1998
Nigeria   1 – 3   Paraguay
Spain   6 – 1   Bulgaria

Group EEdit

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
  South Korea 3 0 1 2 2 9 -7 1
13 June 1998
South Korea   1 – 3   Mexico
Netherlands   0 – 0   Belgium
20 June 1998
Belgium   2 – 2   Mexico
Netherlands   5 – 0   South Korea
25 June 1998
Netherlands   2 – 2   Mexico
Belgium   1 – 1   South Korea

Group FEdit

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
Yugoslavia   1 – 0   Iran
15 June 1998
Germany   2 – 0   United States
21 June 1998
Germany   2 – 2   Yugoslavia
United States   1 – 2   Iran
25 June 1998
United States   0 – 1   Yugoslavia
Germany   2 – 0   Iran

Group GEdit

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
England   2 – 0   Tunisia
Romania   1 – 0   Colombia
22 June 1998
Colombia   1 – 0   Tunisia
Romania   2 – 1   England
26 June 1998
Colombia   0 – 2   England
Romania   1 – 1   Tunisia

Group HEdit

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
21 June 1998
17:30
Argentina   5-0   Jamaica Parc des Princes, Paris
Ortega   31'55'
Batistuta   73'78'83' (pen.)

Knockout stageEdit

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 (p)  1 (4)
29 June – Toulouse
     Netherlands  1 (2)  
   Netherlands  2
4 July – Marseille
   Yugoslavia  1  
   Netherlands  2
30 June – Saint-Étienne
     Argentina  1  
   Argentina (p)  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 (p)  0 (4)  
   France (aet)  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 16Edit

27 June 1998
16:30
Italy   1-0   Norway Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Vieri   18'

27 June 1998
21:00
Brazil   4-1   Chile Parc des Princes, Paris
César Sampaio   11'27'
Ronaldo   45+1' (pen.)70'
Salas   68'

28 June 1998
16:30
France   1-0
(a.e.t.)
  Paraguay Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Blanc   114'

28 June 1998
21:00
Nigeria   1-4   Denmark Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Babangida   78' Møller   3'
B. Laudrup   12'
Sand   60'
Helveg   76'

29 June 1998
16:30
Germany   2-1   Mexico Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Klinsmann   75'
Bierhoff   86'
Hernández   47'

29 June 1998
21:00
Netherlands   2-1   Yugoslavia Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Bergkamp   38'
Davids   90+2'
Komljenović   48'

30 June 1998
16:30
Romania   0-1   Croatia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Šuker   45+2' (pen.)

30 June 1998
21:00
Argentina   2-2
(a.e.t.)
  England Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Batistuta   6' (pen.)
Zanetti   45+1'
Shearer   10' (pen.)
Owen   16'
  Penalties  
Berti  
Crespo  
Verón  
Gallardo  
Ayala  
4-3   Shearer
  Ince
  Merson
  Owen
  Batty

Quarter-finalsEdit

3 July 1998
16:30
Italy   0-0
(a.e.t.)
  France Stade de France, Saint-Denis
  Penalties  
R. Baggio  
Albertini  
Costacurta  
Vieri  
Di Biagio  
3-4   Zidane
  Lizarazu
  Trezeguet
  Henry
  Blanc

3 July 1998
21:00
Brazil   3-2   Denmark Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Bebeto   11'
Rivaldo   27'60'
Jørgensen   2'
B. Laudrup   50'

4 July 1998
16:30
Netherlands   2-1   Argentina Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Kluivert   12'
Bergkamp   90'
López   17'

4 July 1998
21:00
Germany   0-3   Croatia Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Jarni   45+3'
Vlaović   80'
Šuker   85'

Semi-finalsEdit

7 July 1998
21:00
Brazil   1-1
(a.e.t.)
  Netherlands Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Ronaldo   46' Kluivert   87'
  Penalties  
Ronaldo  
Rivaldo  
Emerson  
Dunga  
4-2   F. de Boer
  Bergkamp
  Cocu
  R. de Boer

8 July 1998
21:00
France   2-1   Croatia Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Thuram   47'69' Šuker   46'

Third-place matchEdit

11 July 1998
21:00
Netherlands   1-2   Croatia Parc des Princes, Paris
Zenden   21' Prosinečki   13'
Šuker   35'

FinalEdit

12 July 1998
21:00
Brazil   0-3   France Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Zidane   27'45+1'
Petit   90+3'


 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners 
 
France
1st title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Players who were red-carded during the tournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit