1998 FIFA World Cup

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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 (5th 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)
1994
2002

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

Participants[change | edit source]

Africa[change | edit source]

Asia[change | edit source]

Europe[change | edit source]

North and Central America[change | edit source]

South America[change | edit source]

Results[change | edit source]

Round 1[change | edit source]

Group A[change | edit source]

Pos Team BRA NOR MAR SCO P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Brazil - 1-2 3-0 2-1 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 Round 2
2  Norway 2-1 - 2-2 1-1 3 1 2 0 5 4 5 Round 2
3  Morocco 0-3 2-2 - 3-0 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
4  Scotland 1-2 1-1 0-3 - 3 0 1 2 2 6 1

Group B[change | edit source]

Pos Team ITA CHI AUT CMR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Italy - 2-2 2-1 3-0 3 2 1 0 7 3 7 Round 2
2  Chile 2-2 - 1-1 1-1 3 0 3 0 4 4 3 Round 2
3  Austria 1-2 1-1 - 1-1 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
4  Cameroon 0-3 1-1 1-1 - 3 0 2 1 2 5 2

Group C[change | edit source]

Pos Team FRA DEN RSA KSA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  France - 2-1 3-0 4-0 3 3 0 0 9 1 9 Round 2
2  Denmark 1-2 - 1-1 1-0 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Round 2
3  South Africa 0-3 1-1 - 2-2 3 0 2 1 3 6 2
4  Saudi Arabia 0-4 0-1 2-2 - 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

Group D[change | edit source]

Pos Team NGA PAR ESP BUL P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Nigeria - 1-3 3-2 1-0 3 2 0 1 5 5 6 Round 2
2  Paraguay 3-1 - 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 0 3 1 5 Round 2
3  Spain 2-3 0-0 - 6-1 3 1 1 1 8 4 4
4  Bulgaria 0-1 0-0 1-6 - 3 0 1 2 1 7 1

Group E[change | edit source]

Pos Team NED MEX BEL KOR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Netherlands - 2-2 0-0 5-0 3 1 2 0 7 2 5 Round 2
2  Mexico 2-2 - 2-2 3-1 3 1 2 0 7 5 5 Round 2
3  Belgium 0-0 2-2 - 1-1 3 0 3 0 3 3 3
4  Korea Republic 0-5 1-3 1-1 - 3 0 1 2 2 9 1

Group F[change | edit source]

Pos Team GER YUG IRN USA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Germany - 2-2 2-0 2-0 3 2 1 0 6 2 7 Round 2
2  Yugoslavia 2-2 - 1-0 1-0 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 Round 2
3  Iran 0-2 0-1 - 2-1 3 1 0 2 2 4 3
4  United States 0-2 0-1 1-2 - 3 0 0 3 1 5 0

Group G[change | edit source]

Pos Team ROU ENG COL TUN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Romania - 2-1 1-0 1-1 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 Round 2
2  England 1-2 - 2-0 2-0 3 2 0 1 5 2 6 Round 2
3  Colombia 0-1 0-2 - 1-0 3 1 0 2 1 3 3
4  Tunisia 1-1 0-2 0-1 - 3 0 1 2 1 4 1

Group H[change | edit source]

Pos Team ARG CRO JAM JPN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1  Argentina - 1-0 5-0 1-0 3 3 0 0 7 0 9 Round 2
2  Croatia 0-1 - 3-1 1-0 3 2 0 1 4 2 6 Round 2
3  Jamaica 0-5 1-3 - 2-1 3 1 0 2 3 9 3
4  Japan 0-1 0-1 1-2 - 3 0 0 3 1 4 0

Round 2[change | edit source]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Brazil  4
  Chile  1  
  Brazil  3
    Denmark  2  
  Nigeria  1
  Denmark  4  
  Brazil (penalty shootout  1 (4)
    Netherlands  1 (2)  
  Netherlands  2
  Yugoslavia  1  
  Netherlands  2
    Argentina  1  
  Argentina (penalty shootout)  2 (4)
  England  2 (3)  
  Brazil  0
    France  3
  Germany  2
  Mexico  1  
  Germany  0
    Croatia  3  
  Romania  0
  Croatia  1  
  Croatia  1
    France  2   Third place
  Italy  1
  Norway  0  
  Italy  0 (3)   Croatia  2
    France (penalty shootout)  0 (4)     Netherlands  1
  France  1
  Paraguay  0  

Matches won by penalty shootouts have the penalty shootout goals shown in brackets "()".

 France won the championship.

References[change | edit source]