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)
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2002

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[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

North and Central America[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

Group Stage[change | change source]

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

Group A[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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
Korea Republic  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 F[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
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  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 G[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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
14 June 1998
Argentina  1 – 0  Japan
Jamaica  1 – 3  Croatia
20 June 1998
Japan  0 – 1  Croatia
21 June 1998
Argentina  5 – 0  Jamaica
26 June 1998
Argentina  1 – 0  Croatia
Japan  1 – 2  Jamaica

Knockout stage[change | change source]

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
 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
 Paraguay 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  

Third-place match[change | change source]

11 July 1998
21:00
Netherlands Netherlands 1–2 Croatia Croatia Parc des Princes, Paris
Zenden Goal 22' Prosinečki Goal 14'
Šuker Goal 36'

Final[change | change source]

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


 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners 

France
1st title

References[change | change source]