1998 FIFA World Cup

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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

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
South Korea 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 F[change | change source]

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[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
Argentina Argentina5-0Jamaica Jamaica
Ortega Goal 31'55'
Batistuta Goal 73'78'83' (pen.)

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
 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[change | change source]

Italy Italy1-0Norway Norway
Vieri Goal 18'

Brazil Brazil4-1Chile Chile
César Sampaio Goal 11'27'
Ronaldo Goal 45+1' (pen.)70'
Salas Goal 68'

France France1-0 (a.e.t.)Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Paraguay
Blanc Goal 114'

Nigeria Nigeria1-4Denmark Denmark
Babangida Goal 78' Møller Goal 3'
B. Laudrup Goal 12'
Sand Goal 60'
Helveg Goal 76'

Germany Germany2-1Mexico Mexico
Klinsmann Goal 75'
Bierhoff Goal 86'
Hernández Goal 47'

Netherlands Netherlands2-1Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Bergkamp Goal 38'
Davids Goal 90+2'
Komljenović Goal 48'

Romania Romania0-1Croatia Croatia
Šuker Goal 45+2' (pen.)

Quarter-finals[change | change source]


Brazil Brazil3-2Denmark Denmark
Bebeto Goal 11'
Rivaldo Goal 27'60'
Jørgensen Goal 2'
B. Laudrup Goal 50'

Netherlands Netherlands2-1Argentina Argentina
Kluivert Goal 12'
Bergkamp Goal 90'
López Goal 17'

Germany Germany0-3Croatia Croatia
Jarni Goal 45+3'
Vlaović Goal 80'
Šuker Goal 85'

Semi-finals[change | change source]


France France2-1Croatia Croatia
Thuram Goal 47'69' Šuker Goal 46'

Third-place match[change | change source]

Netherlands Netherlands1-2Croatia Croatia
Zenden Goal 21' Prosinečki Goal 13'
Šuker Goal 35'

Final[change | change source]

Brazil Brazil0-3France France
Zidane Goal 27'45+1'
Petit Goal 90+3'


 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners 

France
1st title

Statistics[change | change source]

Goalscorers[change | change source]

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

Players who were red-carded during the tournament[change | change source]

References[change | change source]