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Background

The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the sixteenth FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as hosts at the 48th FIFA Congress by FIFA Executive Committee in Zürich on 1 July 1992.

As was the case four years previously, Morocco were outbid to host the tournament, they accrued seven votes. France received the necessary majority of twelve votes. Switzerland were the third bidder but they failed to meet FIFA's necessary requirements.


The Draw

The 32 participating teams were divided into eight groups, one seeded, the remaining three geographical, in which all four teams will play each other once, at a draw conducted at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille on 4 December 1997.

Seeded Europe Africa/CONCACAF South America/Asia
Brazil England Mexico Chile
France Norway Morocco Colombia
Germany Yugoslavia USA Japan
Italy Croatia Tunisia Korean Republic
Spain Denmark South Africa Paraguay
Argentina Austria Jamica Saudi Arabia
Romania Bulgaria Cameroon Iran
Netherlands Belgium Nigeria
  Scotland

The winners and runners-up from each group advance to the knockout stage.  Where the Golden Goal rule will apply, that is to say, the first team to score in extra-time wins the match.

 

First Phase Table
Group G
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Romania 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
England 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
Colombia 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3
Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
 
15 June 1998
2:30pm CEST - England 2 Tunisia 0 [1-0]
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône (54,587)
Shearer, Scholes
5:30pm CEST - Romania 1 Colombia 0 [1-0]
Stade de Gerland, Lyon, Rhône (37,572)
Illie
22 June 1998
5:30pm CEST - Colombia 1 Tunisia 0 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, Hérault (35,500)
Preciado
9:00pm CEST - Romania 2 England 1 [0-0]
Stade Municipal, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne (37,500)
Moldovan, Petrescu
Owen
26 June 1998 - both 9:00pm CEST
Romania 1 Tunisia 1 [0-1]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis,
Seine-Saint-Denis (77,000)
Moldovan
Souayeh (pen)
Colombia 0 England 2 [0-2]
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens, Pas-de-Calais (41,275)
Anderton, Beckham

The Second Phase

27 June 1998
4:30pm CEST - Italy 1 Norway 0 [1-0]
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône (60,000)
Vieri
9:00pm CEST - Brazil 4 Chile 1 [3-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris (48,500)
César Sampaio (2), Ronaldo (2 (1 pen))
Salas
28 June 1998
4:30pm CEST - France 1 Paraguay 0 [0-0]
AET
[0-0]
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens, Pas-de-Calais (41,275)
Blanc (golden goal)
9:00pm CEST - Denmark 4 Nigeria 1 [2-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis (79,500)
Møller, B.Laudrup, Sand, Helveg
Babangida
29 June 1998
4:30pm CEST - Germany 2 Mexico 1 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, Hérault (35,000)
Klinsmann, Bierhoff
Hernández
9:00pm CEST - Netherlands 2 Yugoslavia 1 [1-0]
Stade Municipal, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne (37,500)
Bergkamp, Davids
Komljenovic
30 June 1998
4:30pm CEST - Croatia 1 Romania 0 [1-0]
Stade du Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, Gironde (31,800)
Šuker (pen)
9:00pm CEST - Argentina 2 England 2 [2-2]
AET
[2-2] &
Penalties [4-3]
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, Loire (35,500)
Batistuta (pen), Zanetti
Shearer (pen), Owen
Beckham
Penalty Shoot-out:- Berti 1-0, Shearer 1-1, Crespo saved, Ince saved, Verón 2-1, Merson 2-2, Gallardo 3-2, Owen 3-3, Ayala 4-3, Batty saved.
Round of sixteen

Quarter Finals

3 July 1998
4:30pm CEST - France 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
AET
[0-0] & Penalties [4-3]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis (77,000)
  
Penalty Shoot-out:- Zidane 1-0, R.Baggio 1-1, Lizarazu saved, Albertini saved, Trezeguet 2-1, Costacurta 2-2, Henry 3-2, Vieri 3-3, Blanc 4-3, Di Biagio crossbar.
9:00pm CEST - Brazil 3 Denmark 2 [2-1]
Stade de la Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (35,500)
Bebeto, Rivaldo (2)
Jørgensen, B.Laudrup
4 July 1998
4:30pm CEST - Netherlands 2 Argentina 1 [1-1]
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône (55,000)
Kluivert, Bergkamp
López
Numan Ortega
9:00pm CEST - Croatia 3 Germany 0 [1-0]
Stade de Gerland, Lyon, Rhône (39,100)
Jarni, Vlaovic, Šuker
Wörns

Semi Finals

7 July 1998 - 9:00pm CEST
Brazil 1 Netherlands 1 [0-0]
AET
[1-1] & Penalties [4-2]
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône (54,000)
Ronaldo
Kluivert
Penalty Shoot-out:- Ronaldo 1-0, F.de Boer 1-1, Rivaldo 2-1, Bergkamp 2-2, Emerson 3-2, Cocu saved, Dunga 4-2, R.de Boer saved.
8 July 1998 - 9:00pm CEST
France 2 Croatia 1 [0-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis (76,000)
Thuram (2)
Šuker
Blanc

 

Third Place Play-off

11 July 1998 - 9:00pm CEST
Croatia 2 Netherlands 1 [2-1]
Parc des Princes, Paris (45,500)
Prosinecki, Šuker
Zenden

 

The 1998 Final

12 July 1998 - 9:00pm CEST
France 3 Brazil 0 [2-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis (75,000)
Zidane (2), Petit
Desailly

 

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