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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
  • Russia (ISS 64)
  • Azerbaijan (ISS '98)
  • Israel (FIFA 64 indoor)
  • Wales
COMEBOL
  • Brazil (defending Champions)
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
CONCACAF
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados (FIFA 98 N64 indoor)
  • Oklahoma State
  • Mighty Ducks
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Autistica Delta
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Canada
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
CAF
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
AFC
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Iran IR
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Hong Kong (FIFA 64)
  • China PR
OFC
  • Tahiti (FIFA 98 N64)

Group Stage[]

Group A[]

Group A
Flag
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

Group I[]

Group I
Russia
Penn State Nittany Lions
Trinidad and Tobago
Australia

Group J[]

Group J
San Francisco 49ers
Zambia
Azerbaijan
Republic of Ireland

Group K[]

Group K
Hong Kong
Denver Broncos
Wales
New England Patriots

Group L[]

Group L
Tahiti
Indiana Hoosiers
Autistica Delta
Namibia

Group M[]

Group M
Uruguay
Barbados
Washington Capitals
Vietnam

Group N[]

Group N
Canada
Chicago Bulls
Iraq
Israel

Group O[]

Group O
Oklahoma State
Ukraine
New Zealand
Egypt

Group P[]

Group P
Peru
China PR
Hungary
Mighty Ducks

Group Q[]

San Diego Chargers
Slovakia
New York Giants
Estonia

Group R[]

AFC
Manchester United
All-Madden 96 team
Saurian Tiburon

Group S[]

Nebraska Cornhuskers
European All Stars
Chicago Bears
Latvia

Group T[]

St. Louis Rams
Florida State
Green Bay Packers
NFC

Group U[]

Detroit Lions
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Poland

Group V[]

Qatar
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
North Korea
Indianapolis Colts

Group W[]

Dallas Cowboys
Lumpur
Africa All Stars
Samoa

Group X[]

Buffalo Bills
FC Barcelona
Pittsburgh Steelers
Asian All Stars

Knockout Phase[]


Goals[]


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