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The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association 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.Qualification for the finals began in March 1996 and concluded in November 1997. For the last time in the competition, the group stage was 24 groups of 4, 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 Brazil 3–0 in the final. France won their first title, becoming the seventh nation to win a World Cup, and the sixth (after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina) to win the tournament on home soil.

Qualifiers[]

Confederation Qualified Nations
UEFA
  • France (Hosts)
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Yugoslavia
COMEBOL
  • Brazil (defending Champions)
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
CONCACAF
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Jamaica
CAF
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
AFC
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Iran IR
  • Saudi Arabia
OFC

Group Stage[]

World Cup 1- France Regional[]

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Group A[]

Group A
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Brazil
Norway
Morocco
Scotland

Group B[]

Group B
Italy
Chile
Austria
Cameroon

Group C[]

Group C
France
Denmark
South Africa
Saudi Arabia

Group D[]

Group D
Nigeria
Paraguay
Spain
Bulgaria

Group E[]

Group E
Netherlands
Mexico
Belgium
South Korea

Group F[]

Group F
Germany
Yugoslavia
Iran IR
United States

Group G[]

Group G
Romania
England
Colombia
Tunisia

Group H[]

Group H
Argentina
Croatia
Jamaica
Japan

World Cup 2- England and Scotland Regional (32 teams)[]

  1. Liverpool FC
  2. Portugal
  3. Greece
  4. China PR
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. Chicago Bulls
  7. New England Patriots
  8. Brazil Under-17

World Cup 3- Ireland Regional (32 Teams)[]

  1. Republic of Ireland
  2. Northern Ireland
  3. Russia
  4. Canada
  5. 1994 All-Madden Teams
  6. Dallas Cowboys
  7. Oakland Raiders
  8. New York Islanders

World Cup 4- Netherlands and Belgium (32 Teams)[]

  1. Netherlands U-20
  2. Hungary
  3. Ukraine
  4. Australia
  5. Sweden
  6. San Diego Chargers
  7. NFC Pro Bowl '98 Team
  8. Brazil Under-20

Knockout Phase[]


Goals[]


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