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1998 FIFA World Cup

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association
1998 FIFA World Cup
football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA
for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time Coupe du Monde – France 98
that France staged the competition (the first was in1938), and the ninth time that it was held in Europe.

Qualification for the finalsbegan in March 1996 and concluded in November 1997. For the first time in the competition,
the group stage was expanded from 24 teams to 32, with eight groups of four. A total of 64 matches were played in 10
stadiums located across 10 different host cities, with the opening match and final staged at the Stade de France, Saint-
Denis.

The tournament was won by France, who beat defending champions Brazil 3–0 in the final. France won their first title, 1998 FIFA World Cup official logo
becoming the seventh nation to win a World Cup, and the sixth (after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and
Tournament details
Argentina) to win the tournament on home soil.Croatia, Jamaica, Japan and South Africa made their first appearances in
Host country France
the finals.
Dates 10 June – 12 July
(33 days)
Teams 32 (from 5
Contents confederations)

Host selection Venue(s) 10 (in 10 host


Bribery and corruption investigations cities)
Qualification Final positions
List of qualified teams
Champions France
Venues (1st title)
Innovations
Runners-up Brazil
Technologies
Rule changes Third place Croatia
Match officials Fourth place Netherlands
Seeds Tournament statistics
Squads Matches played 64
Results
Goals scored 171 (2.67 per
Group stage
Group A match)
Group B Attendance 2,784,687 (43,511
Group C per match)
Group D
Group E
Top scorer(s) Davor Šuker
Group F (6 goals)
Group G Best player Ronaldo
Group H
Best young Michael
Knockout stage
player Owen
Round of 16
Quarter-finals Best Fabien
Semi-finals goalkeeper Barthez
Third place match
Final

Statistics
Goalscorers
Awards
Players who were red-carded during the tournament
All-star team
Final standings
Symbols
Mascot
Official song
Match ball
Media
Sponsorship
Broadcasting
Video games
Legacy
See also
References
Sources
External links

Host selection
France was awarded the 1998 World Cup on 2 July 1992 by the executive committee of FIFA during a general meeting in Zürich, Switzerland. They defeated Morocco
by 12 votes to 7.[1][2] Switzerland withdrew, due to being unable to meet FIFA's requirements. This made France the third country to host two World Cups, after Mexico
and Italy in 1986 and 1990 respectively. France previously hosted the third edition of the World Cup in 1938. England, who hosted the competition in 1966 and won it,
were among the original applicants, but later withdrew their application in favour of an ultimately successful bid to host
UEFA Euro 1996.

Voting results[3]
Country Round 1
France 12

Morocco 7

Bribery and corruption investigations


On 4 June 2015, while co-operating with the FBI and the Swiss authorities, Chuck Blazer confirmed that he and other members of FIFA's executive committee were
bribed during the 1998 and 2010 World Cups host selection process. Blazer stated that "we facilitated bribes in conjunction with the selection of the host nation for the
1998 World Cup". Since France won the selection process it was initially thought the bribery came from its bid committee. It eventually transpired that the bribe payment
was from the failed Moroccan bid.[4][5][6]

Qualification
The qualification draw for the 1998 World Cup finals took place in the Musée du Louvre, Paris on 12 December 1995.[7] As tournament hosts, France was exempt from
the draw as was Brazil the defending champions. 174 teams from six confederations participated, up 24 from the previous round. In Europe, fourteen countries qualified
excluding France. Ten were determined after group play, nine group winners and the best second-placed team. The other eight group runners-up were drawn into pairs of
four play-off matches – the winners of which qualifying for the finals as well.[8] Five places were granted byCONMEBOL and CAF each, the governing bodies of South
America and Africa respectively while three spots were contested between 30 teams through CONCACAF – the governing body in North America, Central America and
the Caribbean. The winner of the Oceanian zone advanced through to an intercontinental play-off against the runner-up of the Asian play-off, determined by the two best
second placed teams.

Four nations qualified for the World Cup for the first time:Croatia, Jamaica, Japan, and South Africa. The last team to qualify was Iran by virtue of beating Australia in a
two-legged tie on 29 November 1997.[9] It marked their first appearance in the finals since 1978, the last time Tunisia also qualified for the tournament. Chile qualified
for the first time since 1982. Paraguay and Denmark qualified for the first time since 1986. Austria, England, Scotland, and Yugoslavia returned after missing only one
finals tournament. Among the teams who failed to qualify were two-time winners Uruguay (for the second successive tournament), Sweden, who finished third in 1994,
Russia (which failed to qualify for the first time since 1978 after losing to Italy in the play-off round), and the Republic of Ireland, which qualified in the previous two
tourmanents.[10] As of 2018, this is the most recent timeScotland, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, and Jamaica have qualified for a FIFA World Cup finals.

List of qualified teams


[11] qualified for the final tournament.
The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings,

AFC (4) CONCACAF (3) UEFA (15)

Iran (42) Jamaica (30) Austria (31)


Japan (12) Mexico (11) Belgium (36)
Saudi Arabia (34) United States (14) Bulgaria (35)
South Korea (20) Croatia (19)
CONMEBOL (5)
Denmark (27)
CAF (5) England (5) Countries qualified for World Cup
Argentina (6)
Brazil (1) France (18) Country failed to qualify
Cameroon (49)
Chile (9) (hosts) Countries that did not enter World Cup
Morocco (13)
Germany (2) Country not a FIFA member
Nigeria (74) Colombia (10)
Italy (3)
South Africa (24) Paraguay (29)
Netherlands (25)
Tunisia (21)
Norway (7)
OFC (0) Romania (22)
None qualified Scotland (41)
Spain (4)
Yugoslavia (8)

Venues
France's bid to host the World Cup centered on a national stadium with 80,000 seats and nine other stadiums located across the country.[12] When the finals were
originally awarded in July 1992, none of the regional club grounds were of a capacity meeting FIFA's requirements – namely being able to safely seat 40,000.[12] The
proposed national stadium, colloquially referred to as the 'Grand stade' met with controversy at every stage of planning; the stadium's location was determined by
politics, finance and national symbolism.[13] As Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac successfully negotiated a deal with Prime Minister Édouard Balladur to bring the Stade
de France – as it was named now, to the commune of Saint-Denis just north of the capital city.[13] Construction on the stadium started in December 1995 and was
[14]
completed after 26 months of work in November 1997 at a cost of ₣2.67 billion.

The choice of stadium locations was drafted from an original list of 14 cities.[15] FIFA and CFO monitored the progress and quality of preparations, culminating in the
former providing final checks of the grounds weeks before the tournament commenced. Montpellier was the surprise inclusion from the final list of cities because of its
low urban hierarchy in comparison to Strasbourg, who boasted a better hierarchy and success from its local football team, having been taken over by a consortium.
Montpellier however was considered ambitious by the selecting panel to host World Cup matches. The local city and regional authories in particular had invested heavily
into football the previous two decades and were able to measure economic effects, in terms of jobs as early as in 1997.[16] Some of the venues used for this tournament
were also used for the previous World Cup in France in 1938. The Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, the Stade Municipal in Toulouse, the Gerland in Lyon, the Parc Lescure
in Bordeaux and the Parc des Princes in Paris received the honour of hosting W
orld Cup matches once again in 1998 as they had all done in 1938.

10 stadiums in total were used for the finals; in addition to nine matches being played at the Stade de France (the most used stadium in the tournament), a further seven
matches took place in Paris Saint-Germain's Parc des Princes, bringing Paris's total matches hosted to 16. France played four of their seven matches in the national
stadium; they also played in the country's second and third largest cities, Marseille (hosting 7 total matches) and Lyon (hosting 6 total matches), as well as a Round of 16
knockout match in the northern city of Lens (also hosting 6 total matches). Nantes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Saint-Etienne also hosted 6 matches in total; all
of the stadiums used also hosted knockout round matches.
Saint-Denis Marseille Paris Lyon
Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Parc des Princes Stade de Gerland
48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E 43°16′11″N 5°23′45″E 48°50′29″N 2°15′11″E 45°43′26″N 4°49′56″E

Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 48,875 Capacity: 44,000

Lens
Stade Félix-Bollaert
Lens
50°25′58.26″N 2°48′53.47″E

Capacity: 41,300
Saint-Denis
Paris

Nantes

Nantes Lyon
Stade de la Beaujoire Saint-
Bordeaux Étienne
47°15′20.27″N 1°31′31.35″W

Capacity: 39,500
Montpellier
Toulouse

Marseille

Toulouse Saint-Étienne Bordeaux Montpellier


Stadium de Toulouse Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Parc Lescure Stade de la Mosson
43°34′59.93″N 1°26′2.57″E 45°27′38.76″N 4°23′24.42″E 44°49′45″N 0°35′52″W 43°37′19.85″N 3°48′43.28″E

Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 35,200 Capacity: 34,000

Innovations

Technologies
This was the first World Cup where fourth officials used electronic boards, instead of cardboard.[17]

Rule changes
This was the first World Cup since the introduction of golden goals,[17] banning of tackles from behind that endanger the safety of an opponent[18] and allowance of
three substitutions per game.[19]

Match officials
34 referees and 33 assistants officiated in the 1998 World Cup.[20] As a result of the extension to 32 teams in the finals, there was an increase of 10 referees and 11
officials from the 1994 World Cup.[20]
CAF (5) UEFA (15) CONCACAF (3)

Said Belqola Marc Batta Esfandiar Baharmast


Gamal Al-Ghandour Günter Benkö Arturo Brizio Carter
Lucien Bouchardeau Pierluigi Collina Ramesh Ramdhan
Lim Kee Chong Hugh Dallas
OFC (1)
Ian McLeod Paul Durkin
José María García-Aranda Eddie Lennie
AFC (4) Bernd Heynemann
Nikolai Levnikov CONMEBOL (6)
Abdul Rahman Al-Zaid
Ali Bujsaim Urs Meier Javier Castrilli
Masayoshi Okada Vítor Melo Pereira Epifanio González
Pirom Un-Prasert Kim Milton Nielsen Márcio Rezende de Freitas
Rune Pedersen Mario Sánchez Yanten
László Vágner Alberto Tejada Noriega
Mario van der Ende John Toro Rendón
Ryszard Wójcik

Seeds
Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

France (hosts) Austria Chile Cameroon


Brazil (1994 winner) Belgium Colombia Jamaica
Argentina Bulgaria Iran Mexico
Germany Croatia Japan Morocco
Italy Denmark Paraguay Nigeria
Netherlands England Saudi Arabia South Africa
Romania Scotland South Korea Tunisia
Spain Yugoslavia United States
Norway

Squads
As with the preceding tournament, each team's squad for the 1998 World Cup finals consisted of 22 players. Each participating national association had to confirm their
final 22-player squad by 1 June 1998.

Out of the 704 players participating in the 1998 World Cup, 447 were signed up with a European club; 90 in Asia, 67 in South America, 61 in Northern and Central
America and 37 in Africa.[21] 75 played their club football in England – five more than Italy and Spain. Barcelona of Spain was the club contributing to the most players
in the tournament with 13 players on their side.[21]

The average age of all teams was 27 years, 8 months – five months older than the previous tournament.[22] Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon was the youngest player selected
in the competition at 17 years, 3 months, while the oldest wasJim Leighton of Scotland at 39 years, 11 months.[22]

Results

Group stage
All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Key for tables

Pld = total games played


W = total games won
D = total games drawn (tied)
L = total games lost
GF = total goals scored (goals for) Champion Third place Quarter- Group stage
GA = total goals conceded (goals
against) Runner-up Fourth place finals
GD = goal difference (GF−GA) Round of 16
Pts = total points accumulated
Group A
Defending champions Brazil won Group A after only two matches as the nation achieved victories over Scotland (2–1) and Morocco (3–0). Heading into the third game,
Brazil had nothing to play for but still started its regulars against Norway, who was looking to upset Brazil once again. Needing a victory, Norway overturned a 1–0
deficit with 12 minutes remaining to defeat Brazil 2–1, withKjetil Rekdal scoring[23] the winning penalty to send Norway into the knockout stage for the first time.

Norway's victory denied Morocco a chance at the Round of 16, despite winning 3–0 against Scotland. It was only Morocco's second ever victory at a World Cup, having
recorded its only previous win 12 years earlier on 1 June 1986.

Scotland managed only one point, coming in a 1–1 draw against Norway, and failed to get out of the first round for an eighth time in the FIFA World Cup, a record that
stands to this date.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Advance to knockout stage
2 Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5

3 Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4

4 Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Source: FIFA
10 June 1998
Brazil 2–1 Scotland Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Morocco 2–2 Norway Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
16 June 1998
Scotland 1–1 Norway Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Brazil 3–0 Morocco Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
23 June 1998
Brazil 1–2 Norway Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Scotland 0–3 Morocco Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne

Group B
Italy and Chile progressed to the second round because Austria suffered their worst FIFA World Cup performance. Cameroon failed to get out of the group stage for the
second time in a row.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Italy 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
Advance to knockout stage
2 Chile 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3

3 Austria 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2

4 Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

Source: FIFA
11 June 1998
Italy 2–2 Chile Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Cameroon 1–1 Austria Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
17 June 1998
Chile 1–1 Austria Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Italy 3–0 Cameroon Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
23 June 1998
Italy 2–1 Austria Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Chile 1–1 Cameroon Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes

Group C
France, the host nation, swept Group C when the start of their path to their first FIFA World Cup trophy culminated with their 2–1 win over Denmark, who despite their
loss, progressed to the second round.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 France (H) 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
Advance to knockout stage
2 Denmark 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4

3 South Africa 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2

4 Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
12 June 1998
Saudi Arabia 0–1 Denmark Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
France 3–0 South Africa Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
18 June 1998
South Africa 1–1 Denmark Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
France 4–0 Saudi Arabia Stade de France, Saint-Denis
24 June 1998
France 2–1 Denmark Stade de Gerland, Lyon
South Africa 2–2 Saudi Arabia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux

Group D
Nigeria and Paraguay advanced to the Round of 16 after a surprise elimination of top seed Spain, while Bulgaria failed to repeat their surprise performance from the
previous tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification


1 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
Advance to knockout stage
2 Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5

3 Spain 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4

4 Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1

Source: FIFA
12 June 1998
Paraguay 0–0 Bulgaria Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
13 June 1998
Spain 2–3 Nigeria Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
19 June 1998
Nigeria 1–0 Bulgaria Parc des Princes, Paris
Spain 0–0 Paraguay Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
24 June 1998
Nigeria 1–3 Paraguay Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Spain 6–1 Bulgaria Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens

Group E
The Netherlands and Mexico advanced with the same record (The Netherlands placed first on goal difference); Belgium and eventual 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosts
South Korea failed to advance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
Advance to knockout stage
2 Mexico 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 5

3 Belgium 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3

4 South Korea 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1

Source: FIFA
13 June 1998
South Korea 1–3 Mexico Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Netherlands 0–0 Belgium Stade de France, Saint-Denis
20 June 1998
Belgium 2–2 Mexico Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Netherlands 5–0 South Korea Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
25 June 1998
Netherlands 2–2 Mexico Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Belgium 1–1 South Korea Parc des Princes, Paris

Group F
Germany and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia advanced, each with 7 points (Germany took 1st through goal differential tiebreak). Iran and 1994 host United States
exited after poor performances.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Advance to knockout stage
2 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7

3 Iran 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

4 United States 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

Source: FIFA
14 June 1998
Yugoslavia 1–0 Iran Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
15 June 1998
Germany 2–0 United States Parc des Princes, Paris
21 June 1998
Germany 2–2 Yugoslavia Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
United States 1–2 Iran Stade de Gerland, Lyon
25 June 1998
United States 0–1 Yugoslavia Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Germany 2–0 Iran Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Group G
Romania and England became Group G top finishers as Colombia and unisia
T were unable to reach the last 16, despite Colombia having one win.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Romania 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Advance to knockout stage
2 England 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6

3 Colombia 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3

4 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

Source: FIFA
15 June 1998
England 2–0 Tunisia Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Romania 1–0 Colombia Stade de Gerland, Lyon
22 June 1998
Colombia 1–0 Tunisia Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Romania 2–1 England Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
26 June 1998
Colombia 0–2 England Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Romania 1–1 Tunisia Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Group H
Argentina and World Cup debutants Croatia finished at the top of Group H while Jamaica (another debutant) and2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosts Japan failed to advance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
Advance to knockout stage
2 Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6

3 Jamaica 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3

4 Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

Source: FIFA
14 June 1998
Argentina 1–0 Japan Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse
Jamaica 1–3 Croatia Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
20 June 1998
Japan 0–1 Croatia Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
21 June 1998
Argentina 5–0 Jamaica Parc des Princes, Paris
26 June 1998
Argentina 1–0 Croatia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Japan 1–2 Jamaica Stade de Gerland, Lyon

Knockout stage
The knockout stage comprised the sixteen teams that advanced from the group stage of the tournament. There were four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating
half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final. There was also a play-off to decide third and
fourth place. For each game in the knockout stage, any draw at 90 minutes was followed by 30 minutes of extra time; if scores were still level, there was a penalty shoot-
out to determine who progressed to the next round.Golden goal comes into play if a team scores during extra time, thus becoming the winner which concludes the game.

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 – St. Étienne
2 Argentina 1
Argentina (p)
(4)
2 12 July – Saint-Denis
England
(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 16
27 June 1998 Italy 1–0 Norway Stade Vélodrome , Marseille
16:30 Attendance: 55,000
Vieri 18' Report
Referee: Bernd Heynemann
(Germany )

27 June 1998 Brazil 4–1 Chile Parc des Princes , Paris


21:00 Attendance: 45,500
César Sampaio 11' , 27' Report Salas 68'
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
Ronaldo 45+1' ( pen.), 70'

28 June 1998 France 1–0 (a.e.t.) Paraguay Stade Félix-Bollaert , Lens


16:30 Attendance: 31,800
Blanc 114' Report
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab
Emirates )

28 June 1998 Nigeria 1–4 Denmark Stade de France , Saint-Denis


21:00 Attendance: 77,000
Babangida 78' Report Møller 3'
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland )
B. Laudrup 12'
Sand 60'
Helveg 76'
29 June 1998 Germany 2–1 Mexico Stade de la Mosson , Montpellier
16:30 Klinsmann 75' Report Hernández 47'
Attendance: 29,800
Bierhoff 86' Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira
(Portugal)

29 June 1998 Netherlands 2–1 Yugoslavia Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse


21:00 Attendance: 33,500
Bergkamp 38' Report Komljenović 48'
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
Davids 90+2'

30 June 1998 Romania 0–1 Croatia Parc Lescure , Bordeaux


16:30 Attendance: 31,800
Report Šuker 45+2' ( pen.)
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)

30 June 1998 Argentina 2–2 (a.e.t.) England Stade Geof froy-Guichard , Saint-
21:00 Étienne
Batistuta 6' (pen.) Report Shearer 10' (pen.)
Zanetti 45+1' Owen 16'
Attendance: 30,600
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen
Penalties (Denmark )
Berti 4–3 Shearer
Crespo Ince
Verón Merson
Gallardo Owen
Ayala Batty

Quarter-finals
3 July 1998 Italy 0–0 (a.e.t.) France Stade de France , Saint-Denis
16:30 Attendance: 77,000
Report
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland )
Penalties
R. Baggio 3–4 Zidane
Albertini Lizarazu
Costacurta Trezeguet
Vieri Henry
Di Biagio Blanc

3 July 1998 Brazil 3–2 Denmark Stade de la Beaujoire , Nantes


21:00 Attendance: 35,500
Bebeto 11' Report Jørgensen 2'
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour
Rivaldo 27' , 60' B. Laudrup 50'
(Egypt)

4 July 1998 Netherlands 2–1 Argentina Stade Vélodrome , Marseille


16:30 Attendance: 55,000
Kluivert 12' Report López 17'
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter
Bergkamp 90'
(Mexico)

4 July 1998 Germany 0–3 Croatia Stade de Gerland , Lyon


21:00 Attendance: 39,100
Report Jarni 45+3'
Vlaović 80'
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)
Šuker 85'

Semi-finals
7 July 1998 Brazil 1–1 (a.e.t.) Netherlands Stade Vélodrome , Marseille
21:00 Attendance: 54,000
Ronaldo 46' Report Kluivert 87'
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab
Penalties Emirates )
Ronaldo 4–2 F. de Boer
Rivaldo Bergkamp
Emerson Cocu
Dunga R. de Boer

8 July 1998 France 2–1 Croatia Stade de France , Saint-Denis


21:00 Attendance: 76,000
Thuram 47' , 69' Report Šuker 46'
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)

Third place match


[24]
Croatia beat the Netherlands to earn third place in the competition.Davor Šuker scored the winner in the 35th minute to secure the golden boot.

11 July 1998 Netherlands 1–2 Croatia Parc des Princes , Paris


21:00 Attendance: 45,500
Zenden 21' Report Prosinečki 13'
Referee: Epifanio González
Šuker 35'
(Paraguay )

Final
The final was held on 12 July 1998 at the Stade de France, Saint-Denis. France defeated holders Brazil 3–0, with two goals from Zinedine Zidane and a stoppage time
strike from Emmanuel Petit. The win gave France their first World Cup title, becoming the sixth national team after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and
Argentina to win the tournament on their home soil. They also inflicted the second-heaviest World Cup defeat on Brazil,[25] later to be topped by Brazil's 7–1 defeat by
Germany in the semi-finals of the2014 FIFA World Cup.[26]

The pre-match build up was dominated by the omission of Brazilian striker Ronaldo from the starting lineup only to be reinstated 45 minutes before kick-off.[27] He
managed to create the first open chance for Brazil in the 22nd minute, dribbling past defender Thuram before sending a cross out on the left side that goalkeeper Fabien
Barthez struggled to hold onto. France however took the lead after Brazilian defender
Roberto Carlos conceded a corner which Zidane scored via a header
. Three minutes
before half-time, Zidane scored his second goal of the match, similarly another header from a corner. The tournament hosts went down to ten men in the 68th minute as
Marcel Desailly was sent off for a second bookable offence. Brazil reacted to this by making an attacking substitution and although they applied pressure France sealed
Cláudio Taffarel.[28]
the win with a third goal: substitutePatrick Vieira set up his club teammate Petit in a counterattack to shoot low past goalkeeper

French president Jacques Chirac was in attendance to congratulate and commiserate the winners and runners-up respectively after the match.[29] Several days after the
fect.[30][31]
victory, winning manager Aimé Jacquet announced his resignation from the French team with immediate ef

12 July 1998 Brazil 0–3 France Stade de France , Saint-Denis


21:00 Attendance: 80,000
Report Zidane 27' , 45+1'
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco )
Petit 90+3'

Statistics

Goalscorers
Davor Šuker received theGolden Boot for scoring six goals. In total, 171 goals were scored by 12
1 different players, with six of them credited as own goals.

6 goals

Davor Šuker

5 goals

Gabriel Batistuta
Christian Vieri

4 goals

Ronaldo
Marcelo Salas
Luis Hernández

3 goals

Bebeto
César Sampaio
Rivaldo
Thierry Henry
Oliver Bierhoff
Jürgen Klinsmann
Dennis Bergkamp

2 goals

Ariel Ortega
Marc Wilmots
Robert Prosinečki
Brian Laudrup
Michael Owen
Alan Shearer
Emmanuel Petit
Lilian Thuram
Zinedine Zidane
Roberto Baggio
Theodore Whitmore
Ricardo Peláez
Salaheddine Bassir
Abdeljalil Hadda
Phillip Cocu
Ronald de Boer
Patrick Kluivert
Viorel Moldovan
Shaun Bartlett
Fernando Hierro
Fernando Morientes
Slobodan Komljenović

1 goal

Claudio López
Mauricio Pineda
Javier Zanetti
Andreas Herzog
Toni Polster
Ivica Vastić
Luc Nilis
Emil Kostadinov
Patrick M'Boma
Pierre Njanka
José Luis Sierra
Léider Preciado
Robert Jarni
Mario Stanić
Goran Vlaović
Thomas Helveg
Martin Jørgensen
Michael Laudrup
Peter Møller
Allan Nielsen
Marc Rieper
Ebbe Sand
Darren Anderton
David Beckham
Paul Scholes
Laurent Blanc
Youri Djorkaeff
Christophe Dugarry
Bixente Lizarazu
David Trezeguet
Andreas Möller
Mehdi Mahdavikia
Hamid Estili
Luigi Di Biagio
Robbie Earle
Masashi Nakayama
Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Alberto García Aspe
Mustapha Hadji
Edgar Davids
Marc Overmars
Pierre van Hooijdonk
Boudewijn Zenden
Mutiu Adepoju
Tijani Babangida
Victor Ikpeba
Sunday Oliseh
Wilson Oruma
Dan Eggen
Håvard Flo
Tore André Flo
Kjetil Rekdal
Celso Ayala
Miguel Ángel Benítez
José Cardozo
Adrian Ilie
Dan Petrescu
Sami Al-Jaber
Yousuf Al-Thunayan
Craig Burley
John Collins
Benni McCarthy
Ha Seok-ju
Yoo Sang-chul
Kiko
Luis Enrique
Raúl
Skander Souayah
Brian McBride
Siniša Mihajlović
Predrag Mijatović
Dragan Stojković

Own goals

Georgi Bachev (against Spain)


Youssef Chippo (against Norway)
Tom Boyd (against Brazil)
Pierre Issa (against France)
Andoni Zubizarreta (against Nigeria)
Siniša Mihajlović (against Germany)

Awards
Golden Shoe winner Golden Ball winner Yashin Award FIFA Fair Play Trophy Most Entertaining Team
England
Davor Šuker Ronaldo Fabien Barthez France
France

Players who were red-carded during the tournament


Ariel Ortega
Gert Verheyen
Anatoli Nankov
Raymond Kalla
Lauren
Rigobert Song
Miklos Molnar
Morten Wieghorst
David Beckham
Laurent Blanc
Marcel Desailly
Zinedine Zidane
Christian Wörns
Darryl Powell
Ha Seok-ju
Pável Pardo
Ramón Ramírez
Patrick Kluivert
Arthur Numan
Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
Craig Burley
Alfred Phiri
All-star team
The All-star team is a squad consisting of the 16 most impressive players at the 1998 oWrld Cup, as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group.[32]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Fabien Barthez Roberto Carlos Dunga Ronaldo


José Luis Chilavert Marcel Desailly Rivaldo Davor Šuker
Lilian Thuram Michael Laudrup Brian Laudrup
Frank de Boer Zinedine Zidane Dennis Bergkamp
Carlos Gamarra Edgar Davids

Final standings
[33]
After the tournament, FIFA published a ranking of all teams that competed in the 1998 World Cup finals based on progress in the competition and overall results.
R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts.

1 France C 7 6 1 0 15 2 +13 19

2 Brazil A 7 4 1 2 14 10 +4 13

3 Croatia H 7 5 0 2 11 5 +6 15

4 Netherlands E 7 3 3 1 13 7 +6 12

Eliminated in the quarter-finals

5 Italy B 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11

6 Argentina H 5 3 1 1 10 4 +6 10

7 Germany F 5 3 1 1 8 6 +2 10

8 Denmark C 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2 7

Eliminated in the round of 16

9 England G 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 7

10 Yugoslavia F 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7

11 Romania G 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7

12 Nigeria D 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3 6

13 Mexico E 4 1 2 1 8 7 +1 5

14 Paraguay D 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5

15 Norway A 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5

16 Chile B 4 0 3 1 5 8 −3 3

Eliminated in the group stage

17 Spain D 3 1 1 1 8 4 +4 4

18 Morocco A 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4

19 Belgium E 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3

20 Iran F 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

21 Colombia G 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3

22 Jamaica H 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3

23 Austria B 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2

24 South Africa C 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2

25 Cameroon B 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

26 Tunisia G 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

27 Scotland A 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

28 Saudi Arabia C 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

29 Bulgaria D 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1

30 South Korea E 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1

31 Japan H 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

32 United States F 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

Symbols

Mascot
The official mascot was Footix, a rooster first presented in May 1996.[34] It was created by graphic designer Fabrice Pialot and selected from a shortlist of five
mascots.[35] Research carried out about the choice of having a cockerel as a mascot was greatly received: 91% associated it immediately with France, the traditional
symbol of the nation.[34] Footix, the name chosen by French television viewers, is a portmanteau of "football" and the ending "-ix" from the popular Astérix comic
[34]
strip.[34] The mascot's colours reflect those of the host nation's flag and home strip – blue for the jump suit, a red crest and with
the words 'France 98' coloured in white.

Official song
The official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup was "The Cup of Life," aka "La Copa de la Vida" recorded by Ricky
Martin.[36][37]

Match ball
The match ball for the 1998 World Cup, manufactured by Adidas was named the Tricolore, meaning 'three-coloured' in
French.[38] It was the eighth World Cup match ball made for the tournament by the German company and was the first in the Footix, France 98 mascot
series to be multi-coloured.[39] The tricolour flag and cockerel, traditional symbols of France were used as inspiration for the
design.[39]

Media

Sponsorship
The sponsors of the 1998 FIFA World Cup are divided into two categories:FIFA World Cup Sponsors and France Supporters.[40]

FIFA World Cup sponsors France Supporters

Adidas
Budweiser
Canon
Coca-Cola Air France
Fujifilm Citroën
Gillette (Braun) Crédit Agricole
JVC France Telecom
EDS La Poste
MasterCard Peugeot
McDonald's Renault
Opel
Philips
Snickers

The absence of Budweiser (which was one of the sponsors in the previous two World Cups) is notable due to the Evin
law, which forbids alcohol-related sponsorship in France, including in sports events (and thus, being replaced by
Casio).[41]

Broadcasting
FIFA, through several companies, sold the broadcasting rights for the 1998 FIFA World Cup to many broadcasters. In
the UK BBC and ITV had the broadcasting rights. The pictures and audio of the competition were supplied to the TV
Coca-Cola was one of the sponsors [42]
and radio channels by the company TVRS 98, the broadcaster of the tournament.
of FIFA World Cup 1998.
The World Cup matches were broadcast in 200 countries. 818 photographers were credited for the tournament. In every
match, a stand was reserved for the press. The number of places granted to them reached its maximum in the final, when
1,750 reporters and 110 TV commentators were present in the stand.[43]

Video games
The official video game, World Cup 98 was released by EA Sports on 13 March 1998 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy. It was the
first international football game developed by Electronic Arts since obtaining the rights from FIF [44][45][46]
A in 1997 and received mostly favourable reviews.

Many other video games, including International Superstar Soccer 98, World League Soccer 98, Actua Soccer 2 and Neo Geo Cup '98: The Road to the Victory were
released in the buildup to the 1998 World Cup and evidently were based on the tournament. FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, also by EA Sports focused on the qualification
stage.

Legacy
Honorary FIFA President João Havelange praised France's hosting of the World Cup, describing the tournament as one that would "remain with me forever, as I am sure
they will remain with everyone who witnessed this unforgettable competition".[47] Lennart Johansson, the chairman of the organising committee for the World Cup and
[48]
President of UEFA added that France provided "subject matter of a quality that made the world hold its breath".
Cour des Comptes, the quasi-judicial body of the French government released its report on the organisation of the 1998World Cup in 2000.[49]

See also
Music of the World Cup: Allez! Ola! Ole!– The Official 1998 FIFA World Cup music album
1998 World Cup terror plot

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External links
Official website (in English) (in French)
1998 FIFA World Cup France ™, FIFA.com
RSSSF Archive of finals
RSSSF Archive of qualifying rounds
1998 FIFA World Cup at the Wayback Machine (archived 25 April 2000) at the BBC

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