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1998 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates 10 June – 12 July
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France France (1st title)
Runner-up Brazil Brazil
Third place Croatia Croatia
Fourth place Netherlands Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 171 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Croatia Davor Šuker
(6 goals)
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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.

Participants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Group Stage

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

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Norway Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
Morocco Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Scotland 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 B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Italy 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
Chile Chile 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
Austria Austria 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
Cameroon 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 C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
Denmark Denmark 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
South Africa South Africa 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 2
Saudi Arabia 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 D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nigeria Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
Paraguay Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
Spain Spain 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4
Bulgaria 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 E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
Mexico Mexico 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 5
Belgium Belgium 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
South Korea South Korea 3 0 1 2 2 9 -7 1
13 June 1998
South Korea South Korea 1 – 3  Mexico
Netherlands  0 – 0  Belgium
20 June 1998
Belgium  2 – 2  Mexico
Netherlands  5 – 0  Korea Republic
25 June 1998
Netherlands  2 – 2  Mexico
Belgium  1 – 1  Korea Republic

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Iran Iran 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
United States United States 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0
14 June 1998
Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1 – 0  Iran
15 June 1998
Germany  2 – 0  United States
21 June 1998
Germany  2 – 2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
United States  1 – 2  Iran
25 June 1998
United States  0 – 1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Germany  2 – 0  Iran

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Romania Romania 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
England England 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
Colombia Colombia 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3
Tunisia 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 H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
Croatia Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
Jamaica Jamaica 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 3
Japan Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 0
21 June 1998
17:30
Argentina Argentina 5-0 Jamaica Jamaica Parc des Princes, Paris
Ortega Goal 31'55'
Batistuta Goal 73'78'83' (pen.)

Knockout stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
27 June – Paris            
 Brazil Brazil  4
3 July – Nantes
 Chile Chile  1  
 Brazil Brazil  3
28 June – Saint-Denis
   Denmark Denmark  2  
 Nigeria Nigeria  1
7 July – Marseille
 Denmark Denmark  4  
 Brazil Brazil (p)  1 (4)
29 June – Toulouse
   Netherlands Netherlands  1 (2)  
 Netherlands Netherlands  2
4 July – Marseille
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  1  
 Netherlands Netherlands  2
30 June – Saint-Étienne
   Argentina Argentina  1  
 Argentina Argentina (p)  2 (4)
12 July – Saint-Denis
 England England  2 (3)  
 Brazil Brazil  0
27 June – Marseille
   France France  3


 Italy Italy  1
3 July – Saint-Denis
 Norway Norway  0  
 Italy Italy  0 (3)
28 June – Lens
   France France (p)  0 (4)  
 France France (aet)  1
8 July – Saint-Denis
 Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Paraguay  0  
 France France  2
29 June – Montpellier
   Croatia Croatia  1


  Third place
 Germany Germany  2
4 July – Lyon 11 July – Paris
 Mexico Mexico  1  
 Germany Germany  0  Netherlands Netherlands  1
30 June – Bordeaux
   Croatia Croatia  3


   Croatia Croatia  2
 Romania Romania  0
 Croatia Croatia  1


 

Round of 16

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

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

28 June 1998
16:30
France France 1-0
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Paraguay Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Blanc Goal 114'

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

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

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

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

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

Quarter-finals

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

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

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

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

Semi-finals

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

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

Third-place match

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

Final

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


 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners 

France
1st title

Statistics

Goalscorers

6 goals
  • Croatia Davor Šuker
5 goals
  • Italy Christian Vieri
  • Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
4 goals
  • Chile Marcelo Salas
  • Mexico Luis Hernández
  • Brazil Ronaldo
3 goals
  • France Thierry Henry
  • Brazil César Sampaio
  • Brazil Bebeto
  • Brazil Rivaldo
  • Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
  • Germany Oliver Bierhoff
  • Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
2 goals
  • Mexico Ricardo Peláez
  • Belgium Marc Wilmots
  • Argentina Ariel Ortega
  • Italy Roberto Baggio
  • Morocco Abdejalil Hadda
  • Morocco Salaheddine Bassir
  • South Africa Shaun Bartlett
  • Spain Fernando Hierro
  • Spain Fernando Morientes
  • Netherlands Phillip Cocu
  • Netherlands Ronald de Boer
  • Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
  • Jamaica Theodore Whitmore
  • Romania Viorel Moldovan
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Komljenović
  • England Alan Shearer
  • England Michael Owen
  • Denmark Brian Laudrup
  • France Lilian Thuram
  • France Zinedine Zidane
  • France Emmanuel Petit
  • Croatia Robert Prosinečki
1 goal
  • Scotland John Collins
  • Scotland Craig Burley
  • Morocco Mustapha Hadji
  • Norway Dan Eggen
  • Norway Håvard Flo
  • Norway Tore André Flo
  • Norway Kjetil Rekdal
  • Italy Luigi Di Biagio
  • Cameroon Pierre Njanka
  • Cameroon Patrick M'Boma
  • Austria Toni Polster
  • Austria Ivica Vastić
  • Austria Andreas Herzog
  • Denmark Marc Rieper
  • Denmark Allan Nielsen
  • Denmark Michael Laudrup
  • Denmark Peter Møller
  • Denmark Ebbe Sand
  • Denmark Thomas Helveg
  • Denmark Martin Jørgensen
  • France Christophe Dugarry
  • France David Trezeguet
  • France Bixente Lizarazu
  • France Youri Djorkaeff
  • France Laurent Blanc
  • Spain Raúl
  • Spain Luis Enrique
  • Spain Kiko
  • Nigeria Mutiu Adepoju
  • Nigeria Sunday Oliseh
  • Nigeria Victor Ikpeba
  • Nigeria Wilson Oruma
  • Nigeria Tijani Babangida
  • South Korea Ha Seok-Ju
  • South Korea Yoo Sang-chul
  • Mexico Alberto García Aspe
  • Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Mijatović
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Stojković
  • Croatia Mario Stanić
  • Croatia Robert Jarni
  • Croatia Goran Vlaović
  • Jamaica Robbie Earle
  • England Paul Scholes
  • England Darren Anderton
  • England David Beckham
  • Romania Adrian Ilie
  • Romania Dan Petrescu
  • Germany Andreas Möller
  • South Africa Benni McCarthy
  • Netherlands Marc Overmars
  • Netherlands Pierre van Hooijdonk
  • Netherlands Edgar Davids
  • Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden
  • Iran Hamid Estili
  • Iran Mehdi Mahdavikia
  • United States Brian McBride
  • Colombia Léider Preciado
  • Chile José Luis Sierra
  • Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Jaber
  • Saudi Arabia Yousuf Al-Thunayan
  • Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Celso Ayala
  • Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Miguel Ángel Benítez
  • Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg José Cardozo
  • Bulgaria Emil Kostadinov
  • Belgium Luc Nilis
  • Argentina Mauricio Pineda
  • Argentina Javier Zanetti
  • Argentina Claudio López
  • Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Masashi Nakayama
  • Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg Skander Souayah
Own goals
  • Scotland Tom Boyd (against Brazil)
  • Morocco Youssef Chippo (against Norway)
  • South Africa Pierre Issa (against France)
  • Spain Andoni Zubizarreta (against Nigeria)
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović (against Germany)
  • Bulgaria Georgi Bachev (against Spain)

Players who were red-carded during the tournament

  • Argentina Ariel Ortega
  • Belgium Gert Verheyen
  • Bulgaria Anatoli Nankov
  • Cameroon Raymond Kalla
  • Cameroon Lauren
  • Cameroon Rigobert Song
  • Denmark Miklos Molnar
  • Denmark Morten Wieghorst
  • England David Beckham
  • France Laurent Blanc
  • France Marcel Desailly
  • France Zinedine Zidane
  • Germany Christian Wörns
  • Jamaica Darryl Powell
  • South Korea Ha Seok-ju
  • Mexico Pável Pardo
  • Mexico Ramón Ramírez
  • Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
  • Netherlands Arthur Numan
  • Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
  • Scotland Craig Burley
  • South Africa Alfred Phiri

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