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World Cup 1998 All-Star Teams

FIFA/MasterCard World Cup 1998 All-Star Team

While no England player was named to FIFA's official 16-member World Cup 1998 all-star team, the selectors declared Michael Owen one of six additional players they would choose to round out a full all-star squad of 22.

FIFA's Technical Study Group announced its 16-member team on 10 July 1998, after the two semi-final matches had been played, and "mentioned another six players would be added to a theoretical World Cup squad of 22 players."  The full selection:

FIFA World Cup 1998 All-Star Team

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, France
José Luis Chilavert, Paraguay
Defender Marcel Desailly, France
Frank de Boer, Netherlands
Carlos Gamarra, Paraguay
Roberto Carlos, Brazil
Lilian Thuram, France
Midfielder Edgar Davids, Netherlands
Dunga, Brazil
Michael Laudrup, Denmark
Rivaldo, Brazil
Zinedine Zidane, France
Attacker Dennis Bergkamp, Netherlands
Brian Laudrup, Denmark
Ronaldo, Brazil
Davor Suker, Croatia
Squad Addition Edwin Van der Sar, Netherlands, goalkeeper
Thierry Henry, France, attacker/midfielder
Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigeria, midfielder
Michael Owen, England, attacker
Juan Verón, Argentina, midfielder
Christian Vieri, Italy, attacker

This selection was drawn from a list of 60 finalists for the all-star team, which was announced by the Technical Study Group on 3 July 1998 based on performances in the tournament's first 56 matches (to and including the round-of-16 matches).  The 60 finalists included four England players, Tony Adams as a sweeper/central defender, Paul Ince as a midfielder and Michael Owen and Alan Shearer as strikers.

The full list of 60 finalists:

Goalkeepers:  José Luis Chilavert, Paraguay, Fabien Barthez, France, Gianluca Pagliuca, Italy, Peter Schmeichel, Denmark, and Edwin Van der Sar, Netherlands.

Sweepers/Central Defenders:  Tony Adams, England, Roberto Ayala, Argentina, Carlos Gamarra, Paraguay, Laurent Blanc and Marcel Desailly, France, Dario Simic, Croatia, Jaap Stam and Frank de Boer, Netherlands, and Christian Wörns, Germany.

Wing Defenders:  Roberto Carlos, Brazil, Lilian Thuram and Bixente Lizarazu, France, Robert Jarni, Croatia, Dan Petrescu, Romania.

Midfielders:  Dunga, Cesar Sampaio and Rivaldo, Brazil, Michael Laudrup and Thomas Helveg, Denmark, Youri Djorkaeff and Zinedine Zidane, France, Juan Verón, Ariel Ortega and Matias Almeyda, Argentina, Sunday Oliseh and Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigeria, Luigi Di Biagio, Italy, Kjetil Rekdal, Norway, Marc Overmars, Netherlands, Jose Sierra, Chile, Alberto Garcia Aspe, Mexico, Paul Ince, England, Phillip Cocu, Netherlands, Gheorghe Hagi, Romania, Aljosa Asanovic, Croatia, Fernando Hierro, Spain, Slavisa Jokanovic, Yugoslavia, Hidetoshi Nakata, Japan.

Strikers: Luis Hernandez, Mexico, Adrian Ilie, Romania, El Moustafa Hadji, Morocco, Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina, Christian Vieri, Italy, Oliver Bierhoff, Germany, Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas, Chile, Fernando Morientes, Spain, Michael Owen and Alan Shearer, England, Tore Andre Flo, Norway, Ronaldo, Brazil, Brian Laudrup, Denmark, Thierry Henry, France, Davor Suker, Croatia, and Dennis Bergkamp, Netherlands.  

The Technical Study Group was coordinated by Jürg Nepfer, head of FIFA's Technical Department, and included as members Rinus Michels, Holland, Gérard Houiller, France, Dr. Joszef Venglos, Slovakia, Andy Roxburgh, Scotland, Raul Maganá, El Salvador, C. K. Gyamfi, Ghana, Osvaldo "Cachito" Ramirez, Peru, Chief Onigbinde, Nigeria, S. Subramaniam, Malaysia, and Oscar Washington Tabarez, Uruguay.

UEFA National Team Coaches' World Cup 1998 European All-Star Team

Michael Owen was named to the World Cup 1998 European All-Star Team chosen by national team coaches from 50 of UEFA's 51 member associations at the third UEFA Conference for European National Coaches in Frankfurt, Germany.  Sol Campbell and David Beckham were among a second team chosen as substitutes.  The full team, as posted on the UEFA website on 23 September 1998:

Starting XI

Davor Suker
Croatia
Michael Owen
England
Zinedine Zidane
France
Edgar Davids
Netherlands
Emmanuel Petit
France
Didier Deschamps
France
Frank de Boer
Netherlands
Laurent Blanc
France
Marcel Desailly
France
Lilian Thuram
France
Edwin van der Sar
Netherlands

Substitute XI

Dennis Bergkamp
Netherlands
Christian Vieri
Italy
Zvonimir Boban
Croatia
David Beckham
England
Robert Jarni
Croatia
Ronald de Boer
Netherlands
Paolo Maldini
Italy
Fernando Hierro
Spain
Sulzeer Campbell
England
Bixente Lizarazu
France
Peter Schmeichel
Denmark

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