1998 France

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1998 Poster

General Points

  • Location and Dates: France, 10th June - 12th July 1998 (Bordeaux (capacity 35,200 games hosetd six), Lens (41,275 six), Lyon, Marseilles (60,000 seven), Montpellier (35,500 six), Nantes (39,500 six), Paris (49,000 six), St .Denis (78,222 nine), Saint-Etienne (36,000 six), Toulouse (37,000).
  • Decided by FIFA Congress in Zürich 1st July 1992. France out-voted the other candidate Morocco 12-7. Switzerland withdrew as it failed to fulfil the necessary requirements.
  • Entries deadline 30th Sep 1995.
  • 174 teams entered, 168 actually played (31 for the first time) Bermuda, Bahamas, Mali, and Niger withdrew. Burundi withdrew due to a civil war after beating Sierra Leone (2-0 on agg). The 643 qualifying games produced 323 home wins, 160 away wins and 129 draws. 31 games played at neutral venues. 1,922 gaols were scored watched by over 15 million spectators.
  • Since 1934, 9,108 goals have been scored by teams trying to qualify for the WCF's.
  • Qualifications drawn 12th Dec 1995 in Paris. 32 teams in Finals.
  • European play-offs drawn 13th Oct 1997 in Zürich.
  • Finals drawn 4th December 1997 at Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles.
  • Seeding based on teams performance in last 3 WC's (ratio 3:2:1:) and on FIFA world rankings over the same period.
  • New format of 32 teams in eight groups of four, top two of each group qaulify for knockout stage. Qualification decided by (in order): Points, goal difference, number of goals scored, outcome of encounter between two sides, drawing of lots. Substitutes: All non-selected players available on the bench, with up to any 3 to be used.
  • Introduction of "The Golden Goal" - to discourage negative tactics during extra time, the first goal scored in extra time will win the match.
  • Participating Teams: Argentina [6], Belgium, Brazil [2], Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, France [1], Germany [7], Iran, Italy [5], Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands [4], Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Romania [11], Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain [17], Tunisia, USA, Yugoslavia.
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First Stage

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Group A - BRAZIL (s), MOROCCO, NORWAY, SCOTLAND.

 

Game 1 [Officiall Match 1]: Played Wednesday 10 June 1998 (17:30) Stade de France, St.Denis, Paris. [517]

(~80,000) José María Garcia-Aranda Encinar (ESP); Jorge Luis Arango Cardona (COL), Fernando Tresaco Gracia (ESP).

Result: BRAZIL 2 - SCOTLAND 1 (1:1)

1:0 César Sampaio 4, 1:1 Collins (pen) 37, 2:1 Boyd (og) 73

Note: Match preceeded by opening ceremony

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio André Mergen Taffarel; - [2] 'Cafú' Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, [3] Aldair Nascimento dos Santos , [4] 'Júnior Baiano' Raimundo Ferreira Ramos Júnior, [6] Roberto Carlos da Silva; - [7] Giovanni Silva de Oliveira (h-t [18] Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo), [5] Carlos César Sampaio Campos, [8] 'Dunga' Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri (c), [10] Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira; - [9] Ronaldo Luiz Nazário de Lima, [20] 'Bebeto' José Roberto Gama de Oliveira (70 [19] Denílson de Oliveira).

SCO (3-5-2): [1] James Leighton; - [4] Colin Calderwood, [5] Edward Colin James Hendry (c), [3] Thomas Boyd; - [8] Craig William Burley, [10] Darren Jackson (78 [17] William 'Billy' James Alexander McKinlay), [14] Paul Lambert, [11] John Angus Paul Collins (50th cap), [22] Christian Eduard Dailly (84 [6] Thomas Valley 'Tosh' McKinlay); - [9] Gordon Scott Durie, [7] Kevin William Gallacher

Booked: César Sampaio (foul on Gallacher) for penalty 37, Aldair 44 / Jackson (foul on Dunga) 25.

NOTE: Match preceded by the opening ceremony

 

 

Game 2 [M2]: Played Wednesday 10 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [518]

(28,750) Pirom Um-Prasert (THA); Halim Halim Abdul Hamid (MYS), Muhaindera Nimal Wickeramatunge Samarathana (SRI).

Result: MOROCCO 2 - NORWAY 2 (1:1)

1:0 Hadji 38, 1:1 Chippo 45+ og, 2:1 Hadda 60, 2:2 Eggen 61.

MAR (4-4-2): [12] Idriss Benzekri; - [2] Abdelilah Saber, [6] Noureddine Naybet (c), [4] Youssef Rossi, [3] Abdelkarim el-Hadrioui; - [8] Saïd Chiba, [20] Taher el-Khalej (90 [16] Rachid Azzouzi), [18] Youssef Chippo (78 [17] Gharib Amzine), [7] Mustafa el-Hadji; - [9] Abdeljalil Hadda (87 [11] Ali el-Khattabi), [14] Salaheddine Bassir.

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Frode Grodås (c); - [4] Henning Stille Berg, [3] Jean Ronny Johnsen, [15] Dan Eggen, [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [7] Erik Mykland, [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen, [17] Håvard Flo, [10] Kjetil André Rekdal, [20] Ole Gunnar Solskjær (h-t [21] Vidar Riseth); - [9] Tore André Flo (72 [6] Ståle Solbakken).

Booked: Chiba 79

Goals: 1:0 A ball by Taher to Hadji on the left of the area, went round Eggen and shot across the goalkeeper.

1:1 A free-kick into the box by Rekdal, Berg beats the keeper to it, and the headed deflection off the keeper's arm looped up and down for Chippo to head it .... into the net.

2:0 Hadda slots in a lovely over-the-top-pass from Taher.

2:2 A free-kick by Bjørnebye was curled in from the right into a crowded box; a hesitant Benzekri was hindered by Naybet for Eggan to head in the ball as it bounced up kindly

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Game 3 [M17]: Played Tuesday 16 June 1998 (17:30), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [533]

(30,236) László Vágner (HUN); Laurent Rausis (SUI), Evzen Amler (TCH).

Result: SCOTLAND 1 - NORWAY 1 (0:0)

0:1 H.Flo 46, 1:1 Burley 66.

SCO (3-5-2): [1] Jim Leighton; - [4] Colin Calderwood, (59 [16] David Gillespie Weir), [5] Colin Hendry (c), [3] Tommy Boyd; - [8] Craig Burley, [10] Darren Jackson (61 [2] John 'Jackie' McNamara), [11] John Collins, [14] Paul Lambert, [22] Christian Dailly; - [9] Gordon Durie, [7] Kevin Gallacher.

NOR (4-4-2): [1] Frode Grodås (c); - [4] Henning Berg (82 [2] Gunnar Halle), [15] Dan Eggen, [3] Ronny Johnsen, [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye (c); - [22] Roar Strand, [10] Kjetil Rekdal, [6] Ståle Solbakken, [17] Håvard Flo (61 [11] Jahn Ivar 'Mini' Jakobsen 65th and last cap); - [9] Tore André Flo, [21] Vidar Riseth (72 [18] Egil Johan Ostenstad).

Booked: Durie 24, Jackson 56 (misses game v MAR) / Rekdal 53, Berg 59.

Goals: 0-1 Scotland did not have a chance to touch the ball after the restart before Håvard Flo headed in unchallenged at the far post from a Riseth cross.

1-1 Weir found Burley running through Johnsen and Eggen and he lobbed it over Grodås. Durie should have been awarded a penalty when he was fouled by Bjørnebye, but the ref gave a free-kick outside the area.

Note: Calderwood broke two bones in his right hand and goes home

 
 

Game 4 [M18]: Played Tuesday 16 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [534]

(33,266) Nikolai Vladislavovich Levnikov (RUS); Yuri Alyakseyevich Dupanau (Dupanov is the Russian form) (BLR), Mark Warren (ENG).

Result: BRAZIL 3 - MOROCCO 0 (2:0)

1:0 Ronaldo 8, 2:0 Rivaldo 45+, 3:0 Bebeto 50

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] Cafú, [4] Júnior Baiano, [3] Aldair, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [18] Leonardo (88 [19] Denílson), [5] César Sampaio (67 [17] Doriva Guidoni Júnior), [8] Dunga (c), [10] Rivaldo; - [20] Bebeto (71 [21] Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto), [9] Ronaldo.

MAR (3-4-1-2): [12] Idriss Benzekri; - [4] Youssef Rossi, [6] Noureddine Naybet (c), [3] Abdelkarim el-Hadrioui; - [2] Abdelilah Saber (75 [15] Lahcen Abrami), [8] Saïd Chiba (75 [17] Gharib Amzine), [20] Taher el-Khalej, [18] Youssef Chippo; - [7] Mustafa el-Hadji; - [9] Abdeljalil Hadda (89 [11] Ali el-Khattabi), [14] Salaheddine Bassir.

Booked: César Sampaio 35, Júnior Baiano 86 / Hadda 32, Chiba 64 (misses next match).

Goals: 1-0 Rivaldo passed through the square Moroccan defence into the path of Ronaldo who struck across the goalkeeper from just outside the area.

2-0 After slick passing – the ball was swept between Bebeto and Leonardo and back again – the ball was crossed in low by Cafú for Rivaldo to side foot home.

3-0 Ronaldo on the left beat two defenders and the keeper with his pass on a plate to Bebeto.

Note: Chiba was lucky not to have been sent off as an earlier thigh high tackle on Ronaldo went unpunished.

 
 

Game 5 [M35]: Played Tuesday 23 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [551 / 552]

(60,000) Esfandiar Baharmast (USA); Dramane Dante (MLI), Gennaro Maksei (ITA).

Result: NORWAY 2 - BRAZIL 1 (0:0)

0:1 Bebeto 77, 1:1 T.A. Flo 82, 2:1 Rekdal (pen) 88.

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Frode Grodås (c); - [4] Henning Berg, [15] Dan Eggen, [3] Ronny Johnsen, [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [17] Håvard Flo (68 [20] Ole Gunnar Solskjær), [22] Roar Strand (h-t [7] Erik Mykland), [10] Kjetil Rekdal, [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen, [21] Vidar Riseth (78 [16] Jostein André Flo); - [9] Tore André Flo.

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] Cafú, [4] Júnior Baiano, [14] Marcelo Gonçalves Costa Lopes, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [10] Rivaldo, [18] Leonardo, [8] Dunga (c), [19] Denílson, - [20] Bebeto, [9] Ronaldo.

Booked: Leonhardsen 52, Mykland 58.

 
 

Game 6 [M36]: Played Tuesday 23 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St.Etienne. [551 / 552]

(35,500) Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (EMI); Luis Fernando Torres Zúñiga (COS), Lencie Fred (VAN).

Result: MOROCCO 3 - SCOTLAND 0 (1:0)

1:0 Bassir 22, 2:0 Hadda 47, 3:0 Bassir 84

MAR (3-5-2): [12] Idriss Benzekri; - [2] Abdelilah Saber (72 [4] Youssef Rossi), [6] Noureddine Naybet (c), [15] Lahcen Abrami; - [17] Gharib Amzine (76 [16] Rachid Azzouzi), [5] Ismaïl 'Smahi' Triki, [7] Mustafa el-Hadji, [20] Taher el-Khalej, [18] Youssef Chippo (87 [19] Jamal Sellami); - [9] Abdeljalil Hadda, [14] Salaheddine Bassir.

SCO (3-5-2): [1] Jim Leighton; - [16] David Weir, [5] Colin Hendry, [3] Tommy Boyd; - [2] Jackie McNamara (54 [6] Tosh McKinlay), [8] Craig Burley, [11] John Collins, [14] Paul Lambert, [22] Christian Dailly; - [7] Kevin Gallacher (c), [9] Gordon Durie (84 [20] Scott Booth).

Sent off: Burley 54 (straight red for a foul into the back of Bassir)

Booked: Chippo 82 / Gallacher 21.

 
 
 
Pld W D L F A Pts
Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 6
Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 1

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Group B - ITALY (s), AUSTRIA, CAMEROON, CHILE.

 

Game 1 [M3] Played Thursday 11 June 1998 (17:30), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [519]

(31,800) Lucien Ousmane Bouchardeau (NIG); Mohamed Laroussi Mansri (TUN), Dramane Dante (MLI).

Result: ITALY 2 - CHILE 2 (1:1)

1:0 Vieri 10, 1:1 Salas 45+, 1:2 Salas 50, 2:2 R. Baggio 85 pen

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [4] Fabio Cannavaro, [5] Alessandro Costacurta, [6] Alessandro Nesta, [3] Paolo Maldini (c); - [15] Angelo di Livio (61 [20] Enrico Chiesa), [11] Dino Baggio, [9] Demetrio Albertini, [16] Roberto di Matteo (57 [14] Luigi di Biagio); - [21] Christian Vieri (71 [19] Filippo Inzaghi), [18] Roberto Baggio.

CHI (4-4-2): [1] Nelson Antonio Tapia Ríos; - [6] Pedro Antonio Reyes González, [3] Ronald Hugo Fuentes Núñez, [5] Javier Luciano Margas Loyola (63 [14] Miguel Mauricio Ramírez Pérez), [4] Francisco Ulises Rojas Rojas; - [15] Moisés Fermín Villaroel Ayala, [8] Clarence William Acuña Donoso (81 [19] Fernando Andrés Cornejo Jiménez), [20] Fabián Raphael Estay Silva (80 [10] José Luis Sierra Pando), [7] Nelson Rodrigo Parraguez Romero; - [9] Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (c), [11] José Marcelo Salas Melinao.

Booked: di Livio 7, Cannavaro 31 / Parraguez 44, Acuña (elbow on Roberto Baggio) 52, Rojas (diving) 76.

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Game 2 [M4] Played Thursday 11 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Municipal, Toulouse. [520]

(37,500) Epifanio González Chávez (PAR); Celestino Galván Soto (PAR), Reynaldo Elías Salinas Rostrán (HON).

Result: AUSTRIA 1, CAMEROON 1 (0:0)

0:1 Njanka 78, 1:1 Polster 90+

AUT (4-5-1): [1] Michael Konsel; - [5] Wolfgang Feiersinger, [3] Peter Schöttel, [8] Heimo Pfeifenberger (82 [18] Peter Stöger), [4] Anton Pfeffer; - [13] Harald Cerny (82 [7] Mario Haas), [22] Dietmar Kühbauer, [17] Roman Mählich, [10] Andreas Herzog (82 [9] Ivica Vastic), [15] Arnold Wetl; - [19] Anton 'Toni' Polster (c).

CAM (3-5-2): [1] Jacques Célestin Songo'o; - [6] Pierre Njanka Béaka, [5] Raymond Kalla Nkongo, [4] Bahanag Rigobert Song; - [15] Joseph Cyrille Ndo, [14] Augustine Simo (65 [20] René Salomon Olembé Olembé), [10] Patrick Henri Mboma Dem, [8] Didier Angibeaud Nguidjol, [3] Pierre Wome Nlend; - [7] François Omam Biyik (c. 84 [9] Alphonse Marie Tchami Djomaha), [18] Samuel Ipoua (65 [21] Joseph-Désiré Job).

Booked: Pfeffer 28 / Ipoua 31

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Game 3 [M19]: Played Wednesday 17 June 1998 (17:30), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St. Etienne. [535]

(30,392) Gamal Mahmoud Ahmed Ghandour (EGY); Hussein Ali Sha'aban al-Ghadanfari (KUW), Fernando Tresaco (ESP).

Result: AUSTRIA 1, CHILE 1 (0:0)

0:1 Salas 69, 1:1 Vastic 90+

AUT (3-5-2): [1] Michael Konsel; - [3] Peter Schöttel, [5] Wolfgang Feiersinger, [4] Anton Pfeffer; - [13] Harald Cerny (h-t [2] Markus Schopp), [17] Roman Mählich, [22] Didi Kühbauer (h-t [10] Andreas Herzog), [8] Heimo Pfeifenberger, [15] Arnold Wetl.- [7] Mario Haas (73 [9] Ivica Vastic), [19] Toni Polster (c),

CHI (3-4-1-2): [1] Nelson Tapia - [6] Pedro Reyes, [3] Ronald Fuentes, [5] Javier Margas; - [15] Moisés Villaroel (67 [2] Cristián Alberto Castañeda Vargas), [8] Clarence Acuña, [7] Nelson Parraguez, [4] Francisco Rojas; - [20] Fabián Estay (56 [10] José Luis Sierra); - [9] Iván Zamorano (c), [11] Marcelo Salas.

Booked: Schöttel 25 / Villaroel (for what looked a good tackle on Haas) 16, Estay 48, Salas (not retreating) 59, Zamorano (dissent over off-side decision) 75

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Game 4 [M20]: Played Wednesday 17 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [536]

(35,000) Edward Lennie (AUS); Claudio Aníbal Rossi (ARG), Lencie Fred (VAN).

Result: ITALY 3, CAMEROON 0 (1:0)

1:0 di Biagio 8, 2:0 Vieri 75 (Italy's 100th WC goal), 3:0 Vieri 89.

ITA (1-3-4-2): [12] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [5] Alessandro Costacurta; - [6] Alessandro Nesta, [4] Fabio Cannavaro, [3] Paolo Maldini (c); - [17] Francesco Moriero (83 [15] Angelo di Livio ), [11] Dino Baggio, [9] Demetrio Albertini (62 [16] Roberto di Matteo), [14] Luigi di Biagio; - [21] Christian Vieri, [18] Roberto Baggio (64 [10] Alessandro del Piero).

CAM (3-5-2): [1] Jacques Songo'o - [6] Pierre Njanka, [5] Raymond Kalla, [4] Rigobert Song: - [15] Joseph Ndo, [8] Didier Angibeaud, [10] Patrick Mboma (66 [11] Samuel Eto'o Fils), [20] Salomon Olembé, [3] Pierre Wome; - [7] François Omam Biyik (c - 66 [9] Alphonse Tchami), [18] Samuel Ipoua (h-t [21] Joseph-Désiré Job).

Sent off: Kalla 43 two-footed foul on a grounded di Biaggio.
Booked: Costacurta 27, di Biagio 63 / Wome 7, Njanka 17, Angibeaud 77, Song 85.

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Game 5 [M33]: Played Tuesday 23 June 1998 (16:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [549 / 550]

(75,000) Paul Anthony Durkin (ENG); Jeon Young-Hyun (KOR), Mark Warren (ENG).

Result: ITALY 2, AUSTRIA 1 (0:0)

1:0 Vieri 48, 2:0 R.Baggio 89, 2:1 Herzog 90+ pen

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [4] Fabio Cannavaro, [6] Alessandro Nesta, (injured his knee and out of the tournament) (3 [2] Giuseppe Bergomi), [5] Alessandro Costacurta, [3] Paolo Maldini (c); - [17] Francesco Moriero, [11] Dino Baggio, [14] Luigi di Biagio, [7] Gianluca Pessotto; - [21] Christian Vieri (60 [19] Filippo Inzaghi), [10] Alessandro del Piero (72 [18] Roberto Baggio).

AUT (3-5-2): [1] Michael Konsel; - [3] Peter Schöttel, [5] Wolfgang Feiersinger, [4] Anton Pfeffer; - [22] Didi Kühbauer (74 [18] Peter Stöger), [14] Hannes Reinmayer, [17] Roman Mählich, [8] Heimo Pfeifenberger (78 [10] Andreas Herzog), [15] Arnold Wetl; - [9] Ivica Vastic, [19] Toni Polster (c. 62 [7] Mario Haas).

Booked: Maldini 86 / Feiersinger 2, Vastic 35, Schöttel 44.

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Game 6 [M34]: Played Tuesday 23 June 1998 (16:00), Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [=549 / 550]

(39,000) László Vágner (HUN); Muhaindera Wickeramatunge (SRI), Abdul Hamid (MYS).

Result: CHILE 1, CAMEROON 1 (1:0)

1:0 Sierra 20, 1:1 Mboma 55.

Note: Omam Biyik had one (correctly) and a second goal (wrongly) disallowed.

CHI (4-4-2): [1] Nelson Tapia; - [3] Ronald Fuentes, [4] Francisco Rojas (76 [14] Miguel Ramirez), [5] Javier Margas, [6] Pedro Reyes; - [7] Nelson Parraguez, [8] Clarence Acuña, [10] José Luis Sierra (70 [20] Fabián Estay), [15] Moisés Villaroel (70 [19] Fernando Cornejo); - [9] Iván Zamorano (c), [11] Marcelo Salas.

CAM (3-5-2): [1] Jacques Songo'o; - [4] Rigobert Song, [6] Pierre Njanka, [3] Pierre Wome; - [15] Joseph Ndo (82 [12] 'Lauren' Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer), [17] Michel Romarin Pensee Bilong, [20] Salomon Olembé (68 [8] Didier Angibeaud), [19] Marcel Mahouve, [7] François Omam-Biyik (c); - [10] Patrick Mboma, [21] Joseph-Désiré Job (72 [9] Alphonse Tchami).

Sent off: Song 51 (elbowing Salas), Etame 88 (only on 5 minutes when he violently lunged at Salas).

Song sets another discipline record, after becoming the youngest ever to be red-carded he now became the first sent from the game in successive finals tournaments. He wore one red and one yellow boot, one for each card, he must have had a premonition.
Booked: Parraguez 50, Rojas 55, Villaroel 66, Ramirez 89 / Song 7.

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Pld W D L F A Pts
Italy 3 2 1 0 7 3 7
Chile 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
Austria 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 5 2

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Group C - DENMARK, FRANCE (s), SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

 

Game 1 [M6]: Played Friday 12 June 1998 (17:30), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [522]

(38,140) Javier Alberto Castrilli (ARG); Claudio Aníbal Rossi (ARG), Jorge Alberto Diaz Galvez (CHI).

Result: DENMARK 1, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (0:0)

Rieper 69

DEN (4-4-2): [1] Peter Boleslaw Schmeichel; - [12] Søren Colding, [3] Marc Rieper, [4] Jes Høgh, [2] Stig Schjönberg Christensen, - [21] Martin Jørgensen (73 [8] Per Frandsen), [6] Thomas Lund Helveg, [14] Morten Wieghorst (65 [7] Allan Nielsen), [10] Michael Laudrup (c); - [11] Brian Laudrup (83 [5] Jan Heintze), [19] Ebbe Sand.

KSA (4-5-1): [1] Mohamed Abdulaziz al-Deayea; - [2] Mohamed Shaliya al-Jahani, [3] Mohamed Fahad Saleh al-Khlaiwi, [4] Abdullah Sulaiman Zubromawi, [13] Hussein Omar Abdelghani Sulaimani; - [7] Ibrahim Abdullah al-Shahrani, [6] Fuad Anwar Abdul Azim Amin (c. 79 [20] Hamzah Abdullah Saleh), [16] Khamis Hamed Owairan al-Dosari, [10] Said Abdullah al-Owairan (79 [8] Obeid al-Dosari), [14] Khalid Massa'ad Fahad al-Muwallid; - [9] Sami Abdullah al-Jaber (84 [15] Youssef Bin Nasser Ibrahim al-Thunayan).

Booked: Wieghorst 12, Rieper (dissent) 60, A. Nielsen (pushing) 72 / al-Muwallid 11.

Note: Khamis Hamed Owairan al-Dosari was cited Khamis al-Owairan at the time of the World Cup and still is in many sources.

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Game 2 [M7] Played Friday 12 June 1998 (21:.00), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [523]

(55,077) Márcio Rezende de Freitas (BRZ); Arnaldo de Menezes Pinto Filho (BRZ), Merere Louis Gonzalez (TRI).

Result: FRANCE 3 - SOUTH AFRICA 0 (1:0)

1:0 Dugarry 34, 2:0 Issa 78 og, 3:0 Henry 90+

FRA (4-4-2): [16] Fabien Alain Barthéz; - [15] Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, [5] Laurent Blanc (c), [8] Marcel Desailly, [3] Bixente Vincent Lizarazu; - [10] Zinédine Yazid Zidane, [7] Didier Claude Deschamps, [17] Emmanuel Petit (73 [14] Alain Boghossian), [6] Youri Djorkaeff (82 [20] David Sergio Trezeguet); - [12] Thierry Daniel Henry, [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h (26 [21] Christophe Dugarry).

RSA (3-5-2): [1] Johannes Adriaan Vonk; - [21] Pierre Sanharib Issa, [5] Mark Anthony Fish, [19] Lucas Valeriu Ntuba Radebe (c); - [4] Willem Jackson, [12] Brendan Augustine (56 [11] Nkosiyethu Helman Mkhalele), [10] Lesiba John 'Shoes' Moshoeu, [7] Quinton Kolobea Fortune, [3] Sibusiso David Nyathi; - [17] Benedict Saul McCarthy (88 [9] Shaun Thurston Bartlett), [6] Philemon Raul Masinga.

Booked: Petit 27, Deschamps 53, Zidane 74 / Jackson 39.

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Game 3 [M21]: Played Thursday 18 June 1998 (17:30), Stade Municipal, Toulouse. [537]

(36,500) Ref: John Jairo Toro Rendón (COL); Jorge Arango (COL), Celestino Galván (PAR).

Result: DENMARK 1, SOUTH AFRICA 1 (1:0)

1:0 A.Nielsen 13, 1:1 McCarthy 52

DEN (4-4-2): [1] Peter Schmeichel; - [12] Søren Colding, [3] Marc Rieper, [4] Jes Høgh, [2] Stig Schjönberg (82 [14] Morten Wieghorst); - [21] Martin Jørgensen, [6] Thomas Helveg, [7] Allan Nielsen, [10] Michael Laudrup (c. 58 [9] Miklos Molnar); - [11] Brian Laudrup, [19] Ebbe Sand (58 [5] Jan Heintze).

RSA (3-5-2): [1] Hans Vonk; - [5] Mark Fish, [21] Pierre Issa, [19] Lucas Radebe (c); - [11] Helman Mkhalele, [12] Brendan Augustine (h-t [8] Maimane Alfred Phiri), [10] John Moshoeu, [7] Quinton Fortune, [3] David Nyathi (88 [13] Delron Sebastian Buckley); - [17] Benni McCarthy, [9] Shaun Bartlett (77 [6] Phil Masinga).

Sent off: Molnar, (supposed stamp on Radabe, off the ball … he didn't. Although it was a clumsy challenge that left a mark on the ankle of Radebe) 66, Wieghorst (only on the pitch for 2 minutes when he went into the back of McCarthy - without the FIFA clamp-down this week putting the frighteners on unconfident referees, this tackle deserved only a yellow) 84 / Phiri (elbowing again) 68.
Booked: Schjönberg (time wasting at a throw-in, dissent) 23, Schmeichel (time wasting) 57, Høgh 55, / Nyathi (time wasting) 38, Issa 63, Phiri (elbow) 66, Radebe 73.


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Game 4 [M22]: Played Thursday 18 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [538]

(75,000) Pablo Arturo Brizio Carter (MEX); Luis Fernando Torres (COS), Reynaldo Salinas (HON).

Result: FRANCE 4, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (1:0)

1:0 Henry 36, 2:0 Trezeguet 67, 3:0 Henry 77, 4:0 Lizarazu 84.

FRA (4-4-2): [16] Fabien Barthéz; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [5] Laurent Blanc, [8] Marcel Desailly, [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [7] Didier Deschamps (c), [10] Zinédine Zidane, [14] Alain Boghossian, [13] Bernard Dioméde (58 [6] Youri Djorkaeff); - [12] Thierry Henry (78 [11] Robert Emmanuel Pirès), [21] Christophe Dugarry (29 [20] David Trezeguet).

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed al-Deayea; - [2] Mohamed al-Jahani (75 [17] Ahmed Dokhi al-Dosari), [3] Mohamed al-Khlaiwi, [4] Abdullah Zubromawi, [13] Hussein Sulaimani; - [7] Ibrahim al-Shahrani, [6] Fuad Amin (c), [16] Khamis al-Dosari, [20] Hamzah Saleh; - [9] Sami al-Jaber, [10] Said al-Owairan (33 [12] Ibrahim Mater al-Harbi, 63 [14] Khalid al-Muwallid).

Sent off: Zidane 69 (two match ban for stamping on Amin) / al-Khlaiwi 18 (lunging but harmless tackle on Lizarazu)
Booked: Blanc 35, Lizarazu 52 / al-Jahani 7, al-Jaber 81.

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Game 5 [M38]: Played Wednesday 24 June 1998 (16:00), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [553 / 554]

(43,500) Pierluigi Collina (ITA); Marc van den Broeck (BEL), Emmanuel Raphael Zammit (MLT).

Result: FRANCE 2, DENMARK 1 (1:1)

1:0 Djorkaeff (pen) 13, 1:1 M. Laudrup (pen) 42, 2:1 Petit 56

FRA (4-4-2): [16] Fabien Barthéz; - [19] Christian Lali Karembeu, [18] Frank Leboeuf, [8] Marcel Desailly (c), [2] Vincent Candela; - [11] Robert Pirès (72 [12] Thierry Henry), [4] Patrick Vieira, [17] Emmanuel Petit (65 [14] Alain Boghossian), [13] Bernard Dioméde; - [6] Youri Djorkaeff, [20] David Trezeguet (85 [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h).

DEN (4-4-2): [1] Peter Schmeichel; - [13] Jacob Laursen (h-t [12] Søren Colding), [3] Marc Rieper, [4] Jes Høgh, [5] Jan Heintze - [21] Martin Jørgensen (55 [19] Ebbe Sand), [6] Thomas Helveg, [7] Allan Nielsen, [2] Stig Schjönberg; - [11] Brian Laudrup (75 [15] Stig Tøfting), [10] Michael Laudrup (c).

Booked: Dioméde 53, Vieira 62 / Colding 66, Tøfting 79.

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Game 6 [M37]: Played Wednesday 24 June 1998 (16:00), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [=553]

(34,500) Mario Sánchez Yantén (CHI); Owen Powell (JAM), Edward Joseph Foley (IRL).

Result: SAUDI ARABIA 2, SOUTH AFRICA 2 (1:1)

0:1 Bartlett 19, 1:1 al-Jaber (pen) 45, 2:1 al-Thunayan (pen) 73, 2:2 Bartlett (pen) 90+

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed al-Deayea; - [2] Mohamed al-Jahani, [4] Abdullah Zubromawi, [18] Nawaf Bandar al-Temiyat, [13] Hussein Sulaimani; - [11] Fahad Mohamed Nasser al-Mehalel (64 [7] Ibrahim al-Shahrani), [16] Khamis al-Dosari, [6] Fuad Amin, [20] Hamzah Saleh; - [9] Sami al-Jaber, [15] Youssef al-Thunayan (c. 81 [12] Ibrahim al-Harbi).

RSA (3-5-2): [1] Hans Vonk; - [5] Mark Fish, [21] Pierre Issa, [19] Lucas Radebe (c); - [11] Helman Mkhalele, [4] Willem Jackson (h-t [13] Delron Buckley), [10] John Moshoeu, [7] Quinton Fortune (66 [15] Theophilus Thamsanqa 'Doctor' Khumalo), [3] David Nyathi; - [9] Shaun Bartlett, [17] Benni McCarthy (h-t [14] Fanyana AJerry@ Sikhosana).

Booked: K. al-Dosari 30 / Fortune 38, Radebe 65.

Pld W D L F A Pts
France 3 3 0 0 9 1 9
Denmark 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
South Africa 3 0 2 1 3 6 2
Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 1




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Group D - SPAIN (s). BULGARIA, NIGERIA, PARAGUAY.

 

Game 1 [M5]: Played Friday 12 June 1998 (14:30), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [521]

(27,650) Abdulrahman al-Zeid (KSA); Achmat Salie (RSA), Hussein Ali Sha'aban al-Ghadhanfari (KUW).

Result: BULGARIA 0, PARAGUAY 0

BUL (4-4-2): [1] Zdravko Stoyanov Zdravkov; - [16] Anatoli Aleksandrov Nankov, [5] Ivailo Stoimenov Yordanov, [3] Trifon Marinov Ivanov (c), [4] Ivailo Rumenov Petkov; - [11] Ilian Dimov Iliev (77 [18] Daniel Borimirov Borisov), [2] Radostin Prodanov Kishishev, [10] Krasimir Genchev Balakov, [6] Zlatko Georgiev Yankov; - [9] Lyuboslav Mladenov Penev (68 [7] Emil Lyubchov Kostadinov), [8] Hristo Stoichkov Stoichkov.

PAR (4-4-2): [1] José Luis Félix Chilavert González (c); - [16] Julio César Enciso Pereira (not Ferrera), [5] Celso Rafael Ayala Gavilán, [4] Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón, [11] Pedro Alcides Sarabia Achucarro; - [19] Carlos Leonardo Morales Santos (42 [20] Denis Ramón Caniza Acuña), [15] Miguel Ángel Benitez Pavón, [10] Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello, [13] Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges; - [9] José Saturnino Cardozo Otazú (70 [18] Mario César Ramirez Cajes), [21] Jorge Luis Campos Velázquez (78 [7] Juan Carlos Yegros Torres).

Sent off: Nankov (late challenge on Yegros 87), end of his WC, first sending off in these finals.

Booked: Nankov 28, Stoichkov 45, Ivanov 72, Nankov 87 / Benitez 44 (studs up on Ivanov).

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Game 2 [M8]: Played Saturday 13 June 1998 (14:30), Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [524]

(33,257) Esfandiar Baharmast (USA); Luis Fernando Torres (COS), Yuri Dupanov (BLR).

Result: NIGERIA 3, SPAIN 2 (1:1)

0:1 Hierro 20, 1:1 Adepoju 24, 1:2 Raúl 46, 2:2 Zubizaretta o.g.(note: this own gl is officially awarded to Lawal) 72, 3:2 Oliseh 77

NGR (4-4-2): [1] Peter 'Dodo Mayana' Rufai; - [2] Mobi Patrick Oparaku (69 [9] Rasheed Yekini), [5] Uche Alozie Okechukwu Santos Emanuel (c), [6] Taribo West, [3] Celestine Hycieth Babayaro; - [7] Finidi George (usually refered to by his first name), [8] Mutiu Abiodun Adepoju, [15] Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh, [11] Garba Lawal (90 [21] Godwin Okpara); - [20] Victor Nosa Ikpeba (82 [13] Tijjani Babangida), [10] Augustine Azuka 'Jay-Jay' Okocha.

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta (c) - [2] Albert Ferrer Llopís (h-t [18] Guillermo Amor Martínez), [4] Rafael Alkorta (Alcorta) Martínez, [14] Iván Campo Ramos, [12] Sergi Barjuán Esclusa; - [21] Luis Enrique Martínez García, [20] Miguel Ángel Nadal Homar (76 [16] Alberto Celades López), [6] Fernando Ruiz Hierro, [10] Raúl González Blanco; - [19] 'Kiko' Francisco Miguel Narváez Machón), [11] Alfonso Pérez Muñoz (57 [17] Joseba Andoni Etxeberria (Echeverría) Lizardi).

Booked: Okechukwu 62 / Amor 56, Nadal 59, Campo 74.



Game 3 [M23]: Played Friday 19 June 1998 (15:30), Parc des Princes, Paris. [539]

(48,500) Mario Fernando Sánchez Yantén (CHI); Jorge Diaz Galvez (CHI), Arnaldo Pinto Filho (BRZ).

Result: NIGERIA 1, BULGARIA 0 (1:0)

Ikpeba 26.

NGR (4-1-3-2): [1] Peter Rufai; - [8] Mutiu Adepoju, [5] Uche Okechukwu (c), [6] Taribo West, [3] Celestine Babayaro; - [15] Sunday Oliseh; - [7] Finidi George (85 [13] Tijjani Babangida), [10] Jay-Jay Okocha, [11] Garba Lawal; - [20] Victor Ikpeba (75 [9] Rashidi Yekini), [14] Daniel Owefin Amokachi (67 [4] Nwankwo Christian Kanu).

BUL (3-5-2): [1] Zdravko Zdravkov; - [2] Radostin Kishishev, [3] Trifon Ivanov (c), [4] Ivailo Petkov; - [13] Georgi Petkov Ginchev, [14] Marian Georgiev Khristov (h-t [18] Daniel Borimirov), [6] Zlatko Yankov (85 [19] Georgi Krumov Bachev), [10] Krasimir Balakov, [11] Ilian Iliev (68 [9] Lyuboslav Penev); - [7] Emil Kostadinov, [8] Hristo Stoichkov.

Booked: Adepoju 20, Okechukwu 43, Okocha 49, Ipkeba 71 / Illev 65, Kishishev 74.

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Game 4 [M24]: Played Friday 19 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St. Etienne. [540]

(35,300) Ian McLeod (RSA) (first ever); Owen Powell (JAM), Aristidis Chris Soldatos (RSA).

Result: SPAIN 0, PARAGUAY 0

ESP (4-5-1): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta (c); - [15] Juan Carlos Aguilera Martín, [4] Rafael Alkorta, [5] Abelardo Fernández Antuña (56 [16] Alberto Celades), [12] Sergi; - [6] Fernando Hierro, [18] Guillermo Amor, [17] Joseba Etxeberria, [10] Raúl (65 [19] Kiko), [21] Luis Enrique; - [9] Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja (22nd and last cap) (52 [7] Francisco Fernando Morientes Sánchez).

PAR (4-1-3-2): [1] José Luis Chilavert (c); - [11] Pedro Sarabia, [5] Celso Ayala, [4] Carlos Gamarra, [20] Denis Caniza; - [16] Julio César Enciso; - [2] Francisco Javier "Chiqui" Arce Rolón, [10] Roberto Acuña (74 [7] Juan Carlos Yegros), [21] Jorge Campos (h-t [13] Carlos Paredes); - [15] Miguel Ángel Benitez, [8] Arístides Fabián Rojas Aranda (83 [18] César Ramirez).

Booked: Sergi 8, Kiko 86 / Ayala 31, Arce (time wasting) 76.

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Game 5 [M39]: Played Wednesday 24 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [555 / 556]

(41,275) Mario van der Ende (HOL); Claudio Aníbal Rossi (ARG), Nicolae Grigorescu (ROM).

Result: SPAIN 6, BULGARIA 1 (2:0)

1:0 Hierro 5 pen, 2:0 Luis Enrique 18, 3:0 Morientes 53, 3:1 Kostadinov 56, 4:1 Morientes 80, 5:1 Bachev o.g. 88, 6:1 Kiko 90.

Note: Sources at the time awarded the 88 minute goal to Kiko.

ESP (4-2-3-1): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta (c.) (his 126th and last cap, new record for a goalkeeper beating England's Shilton by one); - [15] Carlos Aguilera, [4] Rafael Alkorta, [20] Miguel Ángel Nadal, [12] Sergi; - [6] Fernando Hierro, [18] Guillermo Amor; - [21] Luis Enrique (70 [8] Julen Guerrero López), [11] Alfonso (64 [19] Kiko), [17] Joseba Etxeberria (51 [10] Raúl); - [7] Fernando Morientes.

BUL (4-4-2): [1] Zdravko Zdravkov; - [2] Radostin Kishishev, [3] Trifon Ivanov (c), [13] Georgi Ginchev, [16] Anatoli Nankov (28 [9] Lyuboslav Penev); - [18] Daniel Borimirov, [5] Ivailo Yordanov, [10] Krasimir Balakov (59 [14] Marian Khristov), [19] Georgi Bachev; - [7] Emil Kostadinov, [8] Hristo Stoichkov (h-t [11] Ilian Iliev).

Booked: Aguilera 17, Guerrero 74 / Penev (dissent over a penalty decision he should have got) 45, Bachev 85.

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Game 6 [M40]: Played Wednesday 24 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Muncipal, Toulouse. [555 / 556]

(37,000) Pirom Um-Prasert (THA), Mohamed Ahmed al-Musawi (OMA), Mikael Nilsson (SWE).

Result: PARAGUAY 3, NIGERIA 1 (1:1)

1:0 Ayala 1 (53 sec), 1:1 Oruma 11, 2:1 Benitez 58, 3:1 Cardoso 86.

PAR (4-4-2): [1] José Luis Chilavert (c); - [2] Francisco Arce, [4] Carlos Gamarra, [5] Celso Ayala, [11] Pedro Sarabia; - [9] José Cardozo, [15] Miguel Ángel Benitez (68 [10] Roberto Acuña), [20] Denis Caniza (55 [7] Juan Carlos Yegros), [16] Julio César Enciso; - [13] Carlos Paredes, [17] Hugo Rolando Brizuela Benítez (78 [8] Arístides Rojas).

NGR (4-4-2): [1] Peter Rufai; - [17] Owen Augustine Eguavon, [19] Benedict Iroha, [16] Uchenna Kizito Okafor, [6] Taribo West; - [13] Tijjani Babangida, [15] Sunday Oliseh (h-t [21] Godwin Okpara), [18] Wilson Oruma (69 [7] Finidi George), [11] Garba Lawal; - [4] Nwankwo Kanu (c), [9] Rashidi Yekini.

Booked: Eguavon 26, Iroha 39.

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Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 6
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 5
Spain 3 1 1 1 8 4 4
Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1 7 1




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Group E - HOLLAND (s), BELGIUM, SOUTH KOREA, MEXICO.

 

Game 1 [M9]: Played Saturday 13 June 1998 (17:30), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [525]

(37,558) Günter Benkö (AUT); Lencie Fred (VAN), Erich Schneider (GER).

Result: MEXICO 3, SOUTH KOREA 1 (0:1)

0:1 Ha Seok-Ju 28, 1:1 Peláez 51, 2:1 Hernández 74, 3:1 Hernández 83.

MEX (4-4-2): [1] Jorge Campos Navarrete; - [13] Pável Pardo Segura, [2] Luis Claudio Suárez Sánchez, [5] Duilio César Jean Pierre Davino Rodríguez, [19] Braulio Luna Guzmán (h-t [21] José de Jesús Arellano Alcócer); - [20] José Jaime Ordiales Domínguez (h-t [9] Ricardo Peláez Linares), [14] Raúl Rodrigo Lara Tovar, [7] Jesús Ramón Ramírez Ceceña, [8] Alberto Garcia Aspe Mena (c. 71 [6] Marcelino Bernal Pérez); - [15] Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón, [11] Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Kim Byung-Ji; - [13] Kim Tae-Young, [20] Hong Myung-Bo, [6] Yoo Sang-Chul (c); - [5] Lee Min-Sung, [7] Kim Do-Keun (60 [2] Choi Sung-Yong), [8] Noh Jung-Yoon (55 [16] Jang Hyung-Seok), [17] Ha Seok-Ju; - [15] Lee Sang-Yoon, [9] Kim Do-Hoon, [14] Ko Jong-Soo (71 [11] Seo Jung-Won).

Sent off: Ha Seok-Ju 30 (caught Ramírez from behind)

Note: Became only second ever goalscorer to be sent off, after Manoel Francisco dos Santos ‘GARRINCHA’ on 13 June 1962 v Chile.
Booked: Ordiales 26, Garcia Aspe 27 / Lee Min-Sung 20.



Game 2 [M10]: Played Saturday 13 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [526]

(75,000) Pierluigi Collina (ITA); Gennaro Mazzei (ITA), Emmanuel Zammit (MLT).

Result: BELGIUM 0, HOLLAND 0

Note: The 120th time these two countries had met.

BEL (5-3-2): [1] Filip Alfons de Wilde; - [2] Bertrand Crasson (21 [22] Éric Deflandre), [15] Philippe Clement, [3] Lorenzo Jules Staelens, [17] Mike Verstraeten, [5] Vital Philomène Borkelmans; - [21] Danny Édouard Boffin, [6] Franky Richard van der Elst (c), [7] Marc Robert Wilmots; - [10] Gilbert Cyrille 'Luc' Nilis, [8] Aírton Luís Oliveira Barroso (59 [20] Eka Basunga Lokonda 'Émile' Mpenza).

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [20] Aron Mohamed Winter, [3] Jakob Stam, [4] Franciscus de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Johannes Numan; - [10] Clarence Clyde Seedorf (wearing orange boots!) (65 [12] Boudewijn Zenden), [7] Ronaldus de Boer (78 [6] Wilhelmus Maria Jonk), [11] Phillip John William Cocu, [14] Marc Overmars; - [9] Patrick Stephan Kluivert, [21] Jerrel Floyd Hasselbaink (65 [8] Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp).

Sent off: Kluivert 80 (Baited by Staelens' verbals ("he called me a rapist," said Kluivert) into retaliation, he elbowed his tormentor in the chest and Staelens went down - holding his face). Two match ban.
Booked: Staelens 20, Deflandre 29.

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Game 3 [M26]: Played Saturday 20 June 1998 (17:30), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [542]

(34,750) Hugh Dallas (SCO); Mohamed Ahmed al-Musawi (OMA), Eddie Foley (IRL).

Result: BELGIUM 2, MEXICO 2 (1:0)

1:0 Wilmots 43, 2:0 Wilmots 48, 2:1 Garcia Aspe 56 pen, 2:2 Blanco 62.

BEL(4-4-2): [1] Filip de Wilde; - [22] Éric Deflandre, [3] Lorre Staelens, [4] Gordan Vidovic, [5] Vital Borkelmans; - [21] Danny Boffin (17 [18] Gert Verheyen), [6] Franky van der Elst (c - 67 [16] Glen de Boeck), [7] Marc Wilmots, [14] Vincenzo Scifo; - [8] Luís Oliviera, [10] Luc Nilis (77 [20] Émile Mpenza).

MEX (3-4-1-2): [1] Jorge Campos; - [3] Joel Darío Sánchez Ramos, [5] Duilio Davino, [7] Ramón Ramírez; - [13] Pável Pardo, [2] Claudio Suárez, [8] Alberto Garcia Aspe (c. 67 [14] Raúl Lara), [20] Jaime Ordiales (58 [4] Germán Villa Castañeda); - [17] Juan Francisco Palencia Hernández (h-t [21] Jesús Arellano); - [15] Luis Hernández, [11] Cuau Blanco.

Sent off: Verheyen 55 (brought down Ramírez in the box and sent off after the ref was mobbed by the Mexicans / Pardo 28 (foul from behind on Borkelmans).
Booked: Vidovic 68 / Ramírez 37, Blanco 46 (after first half whistle.)

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Game 4 [M27]: Played Saturday 20 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [543]

(55,000) Ryszard Piotr Wójcik (POL); Jacek Bogdan Pociegiel (POL), Yuri Dupanov (BUL).

Result: HOLLAND 5, SOUTH KOREA 0 (2:0)

1:0 Cocu 37, 2:0 Overmars 41, 3:0 Bergkamp 71, 4:0 van Hooijdonk 79, 5:0 R. de Boer 82.

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [20] Aron Winter, [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Numan (80 [15] Winston Lloyd Bogarde); - [7] Ronald de Boer (83 [12] Boudewijn Zenden), [6] Wim Jonk, [16] Edgar Steven Davids, [14] Marc Overmars; - [8] Dennis Bergkamp (77 [17] Petrus Ferdinandus Johannes van Hooijdonk), [11] Phillip Cocu.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Kim Byung-Ji; - [4] Choi Young-il (c), [5] Lee Min-Sung, [20] Hong Myung-Bo; - [2] Choi Sung-Yong (52 [13] Kim Tae-Young), [6] Yoo Sang-Chul, [7] Kim Do-Keun, [15] Lee Sang-Yoon; - [9] Kim Do-Hoon (69 [14] Ko Jong-Soo), [10] Choi Yong-Soo, [11] Seo Jung-Won (76 [21] Lee Dong-Gook).

Booked: Choi Yong-Soo 27 (timewasting), Ko Jong-Soo 82.

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Game 5 [M41]: Played Thursday 25 June 1998 (16:00), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St. Etienne. [557 / 558]

(35,500) Abdulrahman al-Zeid (KSA), Hussein al-Ghadanfari (KUW), Fernando Tresaco (ESP).

Result: HOLLAND 2, MEXICO 2 (2:0)

1:0 Cocu 4, 2:0 R.de Boer 18, 2:1 Peláez 74, 2:2 Hernández 90+ (first Mexican to score more than two goals in a WC finals - also the 1700th goal in the WC)

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [2] Michael John Reiziger, [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Numan (71 [15] Winston Bogarde); - [7] Ronald de Boer, [6] Wim Jonk (71 [20] Aron Winter), [11] Phillip Cocu, [16] Edgar Davids; - [8] Dennis Bergkamp (78 [21] Jimmy Hasselbaink), [14] Marc Overmars.

MEX (4-1-2-3): [1] Jorge Campos; - [18] José Salvador Carmona Alvarez, [3] Joel Sánchez (54 [9] Ricardo Peláez), [5] Duilio Davino, [19] Braulio Luna (h-t [21] Jesús Arellano); - [2] Claudio Suárez; - [4] Germán Villa, [8] Alberto Garcia Aspe (c); - [11] Cuau Blanco, [15] Luis Hernández, [7] Ramón Ramírez.

Sent off: Ramírez (foul and abusive language after Blanco was correctly given offside ruling out a Mexican goal) 89. Booked: Stam 22, Numan (time wasting) 45 / Villa 20 (dissent), Hernández 44, Carmona 58, Peláez 68

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Game 6 [M42]: Played Thursday 25 June 1998 (16:00), Parc des Princes, Paris. [557 / 558]

(48,500) Márcio de Freitas (BRZ); Jorge Arango (COL), Arnaldo Pinto Filho (BRZ).

Result: BELGIUM 1, SOUTH KOREA 1 (1:0)

1:0 Nilis 6, 1:1 Yoo-Sang Chul 71

BEL (3-5-2): [12] Philippe vande Walle; - [4] Gordan Vidovic, [3] Lorre Staelens, [5] Vital Borkelmans; - [22] Éric Deflandre, [11] Nicolas van Kerckhoven, [14] Enzo Scifo (84th and last cap) (c) - 65 [6] Franky van der Elst), [7] Marc Wilmots, [15] Philippe Clement (74 [20] Émile Mpenza); - [8] Luís Oliveira (h-t [9] Mbo Jérôme Mpenza), [10] Luc Nilis.

KOR (4-5-1): [1] Kim Byung-Ji; - [12] Lee Sang-Hun (66 [16] Jang Hyung-Seok), [20] Hong Hyung-Bo, [5] Lee Min-Sung, [2] Choi Sung-Yong (h-t [3] Lee Lim-Seang (played most of second half with a headbandage)); - [13] Kim Tae-Young, [10] Choi Yong-Soo, [7] Kim Do-Keun (h-t [14] Ko Jong-Soo), [6] Yoo Sang-Chul (c), [17] Ha Seok-Ju; - [11] Seo Jung-Won.

Booked: Borkelmans 65 / Kim Tae-Young 47, Lee Lim-Saeng 67, Lee Min-Sung 83, Kim Byung-Ji 83.

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Holland 3 1 2 0 7 2 5
Mexico 3 1 2 0 7 5 5
Belgium 3 0 3 0 3 3 3
South Korea 3 0 1 2 2 9 1





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Group F - GERMANY (s), IRAN, UNITED STATES, YUGOSLAVIA.

 

Game 1 [M12]: Played Sunday 14 June 1998 (17:30), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St.Etienne. [528]

(30,392) Alberto Tejada Noriega (PER); Owen Powell (JAM), Jacek Pociegiel (POL).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 1 - IRAN 0 (0:0)

Mihajlović 73

YUG (4-4-2): [1] Ivica Kralj; - [2] Zoran Mirković, [3] Goran Ðorović (Djorović), [11] Siniša Mihajlović, [16] Željko Petrović; - [4] Slaviša Jokanović, [6] Branko Brnović (51 [20] Dejan Stanković), [10] Dragan Stojković (c. 68 [22] Darko Kovačević), [7] Vladimir Jugović; - [17] Savo Milošević (58 [21] Perica Ognjenović), [9] Pedrag Mijatović.

IRN (4-4-2:): [12] Nima Nakisa; - [17] Javad Zanricheh, [14] Nader Mohammad Khani (c), [4] Mohammed Khakpour, [20] Mehdi Pashazadeh; - [2] Mehdi Mahdavikia, [6] Karim Koryogh Bagheri, [9] Hamid Reza Estili (68 [7] Ali Reza Mansourian), [21] Mehrdad Minavand Chal; - [11] Khodadad Azizi, [10] Ali Daei.

Fashion Note: Mehrdad Minavand Chal wore red boots; Khodadad Azizi wore yellow boots.

Booked: Petrović 41, Stojković 60.

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Game 2 [M16]: Played Monday 15 June 1998 (21:00), Parc des Princes, Paris. [532]

(43,815) Saïd Belgola (MAR); Mohamed Laroussi Mansari (TUN), Mikael Nilsson (SWE).

Result: GERMANY 2 - UNITED STATES 0 (1:0)

1:0 Möller 8, 2:0 Klinsmann 64.

GER (5-2-1-2): [1] Andreas Köpke; - [19] Stefan Reuter last cap (68 [17] Christian Ziege), [4] Jürgen Kohler, [6] Olaf Thon, [2] Christian Wörns, [3] Jörg Heinrich; - [13] Jens Jeremies, [7] Andreas Walter Möller (90 [14] Markus Babbel); - [10] Thomas Jürgen Hässler (Häßler) (49 [16] Dietmar Hamann); - [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (c), [20] Oliver Bierhoff.

USA (3-4-2-1): [18] Kasey C. Keller (is his full name); - [6] David Régis, [5] Thomas Dooley (c), [3] Edward George Pope; - [4] Michael Thomas Burns (h-t [2] Frank Daniel Hejduk), [15] Brandon 'Chad' Deering (70 [10] Tabaré Ramos Ricciardi), [19] Brian Leo Maisonneuve, [13] Cobi N'Gai Jones; - [8] Ernest Lee Stewart, [13] Claudio Alejandro Reyna; - [11] Eric Boswell Wynalda (64 [7] Roy Connon Wegerle).

Booked: Jeremies 30, Hamann 77, Heinrich 84 / Hejduk 50, Pope 85.

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Game 3 [M28]: Played Sunday 21 June 1998 (14:30), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [544]

(41,265) Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN), Marc van den Broeck (BEL), Emmanuel Zammit (MLT).

Result: GERMANY 2 - YUGOSLAVIA 2 (0:1)

0:1 Mijatović 13, 0:2 Stojković 53, 1:2 Mihajlović 73 o.g, 2:2 Bierhoff 79.

Note: Some sources award the first goal either to Stojković or an own goal by Jeremies (probably correct), and the third goal incorrectly to Tarnat.

GER (4-4-2): [1] Andreas Köpke; - [2] Christian Wörns, [4] Jürgen Kohler, [6] Olaf Thon, [3] Jörg Heinrich; - [7] Andreas Möller (58 [9] Ulf Kirsten), [13] Jens Jeremies, [16] Dietmar Hamann (h-t [8] Lothar Herbert Matthäus), [17] Christian Ziege (66 [21] Michael Tarnat); - [20] Oliver Bierhoff, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (c).

YUG (4-4-2): [1] Ivica Kralj; - [13] Slobodan Komljenović, [3] Goran Ðorović, [11] Siniša Mihajlović, [16] Željko Petrović (74 [19] Miroslav Stević); - [4] Slaviša Jokanović, [22] Darko Kovačević (57 [21] Perica Ognjenović), [10] Dragan Stojković (c), [7] Vladimir Jugović; - [20] Dejan Stanković (68 [18] Dejan Govedarica), [9] Pedrag Mijatović.

Booked: Matthäus 77.

Note: When Lothar Matthäus came on as sub he made his 22nd World Cup Finals appearance (a new record) in his 5th World Cup.



Game 4 [M30]: Played Sunday 21 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de Gerland, Lyon. [546]

(44,000) Urs Meier (SUI), Laurent Rausis (SUI), Nicolae Grigorescu (ROM).

Result: IRAN 2 - UNITED STATES 1 (1:0)

1:0 Estili 40, 2:0 Mahdavikia 83, 2:1 McBride 87

IRN (3-5-2): [1] Ahmed Reza Abedzadeh (c); - [4] Mohammed Khakpour, [14] Nader Mohammad Khani (74 [5] Mohammed Ali 'Afshin' Payravani), [20] Mehdi Pashazadeh; - [17] Javad Zarincheh (77 [3] Naim Saadavi), [2] Mehdi Mahdavikia, [9] Hamid Estili, [6] Karim Bagheri, [21] Mehrdad Minavand; - [11] Khodadad Azizi (74 [7] Reza Mansourian), [10] Ali Daei.

USA (3-4-1-2): [18] Kasey Keller; - [6[ David Régis, [5] Tom Dooley (c. 82 [19] Brian Maisonneuve), [3] Eddie Pope; - [2] Frankie Hedjuk, [13] Claudio Reyna, [9] Joe-Max Moore, [13] Cobi Jones; - [10] Tab Ramos (57 [8] Ernie Stewart); - [20] Brian Robert McBride, [7] Roy Wegerle (57 [14] Pedrag 'Preki' Radosavljevic).

Booked: Minavand 8, Zarincheh 77, / Régis 18.

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Game 5 [M43]: Played Thursday 25 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [559 / 560]

(35,500) Epifanio González (PAR); Jorge Diaz Galvez (CHI), Celestino Galván (PAR).

Result: GERMANY 2 - IRAN 0 (0:0)

1:0 Bierhoff 50, 2:0 Klinsmann 57.

GER (5-3-2): [1] Andreas Köpke; - [2] Christian Wörns, [4] Jürgen Kohler, [6] Olaf Thon (h-t [16] Dietmar Hamann), [5] Thomas Helmer, [21] Michael Tarnat (77 [17] Christian Ziege); - [3] Jörg Heinrich, [8] Lothar Matthäus, [10] Thomas Hässler (69 [9] Ulf Kirsten); - [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (c), [20] Oliver Bierhoff.

IRN (3-5-2): [1] Ahmed Abedzadeh (c); - [4] Mohammed Khakpour, [20] Mehdi Pashazadeh, [14] Nader Mohammad Khani; - [2] Mehdi Mahdavikia, [6] Karim Bagheri, [9] Hamid Estili, [21] Mehrdad Minavand, [17] Javad Zarincheh (70 [8] Sirous Din Mohammadi); - [10] Ali Daei, [11] Khodadad Azizi.

Booked: Klinsmann 31 (dissent), Hässler 46 / Daei 47.

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Game 6 [M44]: Played Thursday 25 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [559 / 560]

(39,000) Gamal Ghandour (EGY); Achmat Salie (RSA), Mark Warren (ENG).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 1 - UNITED STATES 0 (1:0)

Komljenović 3.

YUG (3-5-2): [1] Ivica Kralj; - [3] Goran Ðorović, [4] Slaviša Jokanović, [11] Siniša Mihajlović; - [13] Slobodan Komljenović, [20] Dejan Stanković (54 [6] Branko Brnović), [7] Vladimir Jugović, [16] Željko Petrović, [10] Dragan Stojković (c - 62 [8] Dejan Savićević); - [9] Pedrag Mijatović (31 [21] Perica Ognjenović), [17] Savo Milošević.

USA (3-5-2): [2] Bradley Howard Friedel; - [6[ David Régis, [5] Tom Dooley (c. 82 [17] Marcelo Luis Balboa), [19] Brian Maisonneuve; - [9] Joe-Max Moore (58 [14] 'Preki'); [2] Frankie Hejduk (64 [11] Eric Wynalda), [4] Mike Burns, [13] Claudio Reyna, [13] Cobi Jones; - [8] Ernie Stewart, [20] Brian McBride.

Booked: Stanković 41, Ognjenović 61 (diving) / Reyna 13.




Pld W D L F A Pts
Germany 3 2 1 0 6 2 7
Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Iran 3 1 0 2 2 4 3
USA 3 0 0 3 1 5 0




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Group G - ROMANIA (s), COLOMBIA, ENGLAND, TUNISIA.

 

Game 1 [M14]: Played Monday 15 June 1998 (14:30), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [530]

(54,587) Masayoshi Okada (JPN); Jeon Young-Hyun (KOR), Dramane Dante (MLI).

Result: ENGLAND 2 - TUNISIA 0 (1:0)

1:0 Shearer 42, 2:0 Scholes 89.

ENG (3-4-1-2): [1] David Andrew Seaman; - [6] Gareth Southgate, [5] Tony Alexander Adams, [2] Sulzeer Ian Jeremiah 'Sol' Campbell; - [14] Darren Robert Anderton, [4] Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince, [8] David Batty, [3] Graeme Pierre Le Saux; - [16] Paul Aaron Scholes; - [9] Alan Shearer (c), [10] Edward Paul Sheringham (85 [20] Michael James Owen).

TUN (5-3-2): [1] Choukri el-Ouaer; - [5] Hatem Trabelsi (79 [7] Tarek Thabet), [3] Sami Trabelsi (c), [21] Khaled Mohamed Badra, [4] Mounir Boukadida, [17] José Clayton Ribeiro Menezes; - [10] Kaies Bin Bannor Ghodbane, [15] Skander Souayah (h-t [8] Zoubeir Baya), [14] Sirajeddine Chihi; - [18] Mehdi Ben Slimane (64 [2] Imed Ben Younes), [11] Adel el-Sellimi.

Booked: Campbell 87 / Clayton 47, Ben Younes 70, Ghodbane 87.

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Game 2 [M15]: Played Monday 15 June 1998 (17:30), Stade de Gerland, Lyon. [531]

(37,572) An Yan Lim Kee Chong (MRS); Mohamed Ahmed al-Musawi (OMA), Abdul Hamid (MYS).

Result: ROMANIA 1 - COLOMBIA 0 (1:0)

A. Ilie 45+

ROM (4-4-2): [12] Bogdan Gheorghe Stelea; - [2] Daniel Vasile Petrescu, [13] Liviu Ciobotariu, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [18] Iulian Sebastian Filipescu; - [8] Dorinel Ionel Munteanu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c. 76 [15] Lucian Cristian Marinescu), [5] Constantin Gâlcã, [16] Gabriel Popescu (68 [19] Ovidiu Stângã); - [9] Viorel Dinu Moldovan (85 [14] Radu Horia Niculescu), [11] Adrian Bucurel Ilie.

COL (4-4-2): [22] Farid Camilo Mondragón Ali; - [13] Wilmer Cabrera Linares, [5] Jorge Hernán Bermúdez Morales, [3] Ever Antonio Palacios Palacios, [4] José Fernando Santa Robledo; - [6] Mauricio Alberto Serna Valencia, [8] John Harold Lozano Prado, [19] Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia, [10] Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (c); - [11] Faustino Hernán Asprilla Hinestroza (84 [21] Léider Calimenio Preciado Guerrero), [15] Victor Hugo Aristizabál Posada (h-t [9] José Adolfo Valencia Mosquera).

Booked: Filipescu 54, Petrescu 78, Manteanu 69 / Santa 47.

Note: Tino Asprilla was not happy when he was substituted, didn't turn up for next training session, and was axed from the squad on 17th June.

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Game 3 [M31]: Played Monday 22 June 1998 (17:30), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [547]

(35,500) Bernd Heynemann (GER); Erich Schneider (GER), Evzen Amler (TCH).

Result: COLOMBIA 1 - TUNISIA 0 (0:0)

Preciado 83

COL (4-4-2): [22] Farid Mondragón; - [13] Wilmer Cabrera, [5] Jorge Bermúdez, [3] Ever Palacios, [4] José Santa; - [6] Mauricio Serna (62 [14] Jorge Eladio Bolaño Correa), [8] Harold Lozano, [10] Carlos Valderrama (c), [19] Freddy Rincón (57 [15] Victor Aristizábal); - [7] William Anthony de Avila Charris, [9] Adolfo Valencia (57 [21] Léider Preciado).

TUN (4-4-2): [1] Choukri el-Ouaer; - [7] Tarek Thabet (76 [10] Kaies Ghodbane), [6] Ferid Chouchane, [3] Sami Trabelsi (c), [17] 'Clayton'; - [13] Riadh Khemais Bouazizi, [15] Skander Souayah, [8] Zoubeir Baya (74 [19] Faisal Ben Ahmed), [14] Sirajeddine Chihi; - [11] Adel el-Sellimi (68 [2] Imed Ben Younes), [18] Mehdi Ben Slimane.

Booked: Santa 18 (misses next match) / Bouazizi 16, Clayton 84 (dissent), (misses next match).



Game 4 [M32]: Played Monday 22 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Municipal, Toulouse. [548]

(37,500) Marc Batta (FRA); Jacques Poudevigne (FRA), Aristidis Chris Soldatos (RSA).

Result: ROMANIA 2 - ENGLAND 1 (0:0)

1:0 A. Ille 46, 1:1 Owen 83, 2:1 Petrescu 89.

ROM (3-4-1-2): [12] Bogdan Stelea; - [18] Iulian Filipescu, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [13] Liviu Ciobotariu; - [2] Dan Petrescu, [5] Constantin Gâlcã, [16] Gabriel Popescu, [8] Dorinel Munteanu; - [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c - 73 [19] Ovidiu Stângã, (out of the WC with serious ligament damage) 84 [15] Lucian Marinescu); - [9] Viorel Moldovan (86 [7] Marius-Mihai Lãcãtuş), [11] Adrian Ilie.

ENG (3-4-1-2): [1] David Seaman; - [12] Gary Alexander Neville, [5] Tony Adams, [2] Sol Campbell; - [14] Darren Anderton, [4] Paul Ince (33 [7] David Robert Joseph Beckham), [8] David Batty, [3] Graeme Le Saux; - [16] Paul Scholes; - [9] Alan Shearer (c), [10] Teddy Sheringham (73 [20] Michael Owen)

Booked: Hagi 3, Gh. Popescu 45, Ciobotariu 78, Filipescu 88 (misses next game).

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Game 5 [M48]: Played Friday 26 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [563 / 564]

(80,000) Edward Lennie (AUS); Jacek Pociegiel (POL), Yuri Dupanau (BLR).

Result: ROMANIA 1 - TUNISIA 1 (0:1)

0:1 Souayah 10 (pen), 1:1 Moldovan 72

ROM (3-5-2): [12] Bogdan Stelea; - [13] Liviu Ciobotariu, [3] Cristian Alexandru Dulca (31 [16] Gabriel Popescu), [4] Anton Doboş; - [2] Dan Petrescu, [15] Lucian Marinescu, [5] Constantin Gâlcã, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c), [8] Dorinel Munteanu; - [7] Marius Lãcãtuş (h-t [11] Adrian Ilie), [17] Ilie Dumitrescu (67 [9] Viorel Moldovan).

TUN (4-4-2): [1] Choukri el-Ouaer (c); - [4] Mounir Boukadida, [6] Ferid Chouchane, [3] Sami Trabelsi, [10] Kaies Ghodbane (83 [7] Tarek Thabet); - [13] Riadh Bouazizi, [15] Skander Souayah (90 [2] Imed Ben Younes), [8] Zoubeir Baya, [14] Sirajeddine Chihi; - [11] Adel el-Sellimi, [18] Mehdi Ben Slimane (54 [9] Riadh Jelassi).

Booked: Baya 27, Souayah 56.

Note: After beating England and qualifying for the next round the Romanian squad 'celebrated' by cutting and dying their hair to a peroxide-blond tint. A team never looked so odd lining up for a national anthem, with the added touch of a totally bald goalkeeper - and coach. "This is a bonding exercise and a lucky charm to carry us all the way to the final," said manager Iordânescu. They should have stayed natural , as they never won again in France '98.

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Game 6 [M47]: Played Friday 26 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [563 / 564]

(41,275) Arturo Brizio Carter (MEX); Reynaldo Salinas (HON), Laurent Rausis (SUI).

Result: ENGLAND 2, COLOMBIA 0 (2:0)

1:0 Anderton 20, 2:0 Beckham 29 (his first England goal, 17th appearance).

ENG (3-4-1-2): [1] David Seaman; - [12] Gary Neville, [5] Tony Adams, [2] Sol Campbell; - [14] Darren Anderton (79 [17] Robert Martin Lee), [7] David Beckham, [4] Paul Ince (82 [8] David Batty), [3] Graeme Le Saux; - [16] Paul Scholes (73 [11] Steven McManaman); - [20] Michael Owen, [9] Alan Shearer (c).

COL (4-4-2): [22] Farid Mondragón; - [13] Wilmer Cabrera, [5] Jorge Bermúdez, [3] Ever Palacios, [16] Luis Antonio Moreno Huila; - [19] Freddy Rincón, [6] Mauricio Serna (h-t [15] Victor Aristizabál), [8] Harold Lozano, [10] Carlos Valderrama (c) (his 111th and last cap); - [21] Léider Preciado (h-t [9] Adolfo Valencia), [7] Tony de Avila (h-t [20] Hamilton Ricard Cuesta).

Booked: Scholes 21 (not retreating at free kick), Shearer 89 (taking free-kick too early) / Serna 18, Aristizabál 86 (lunge on Adams), Bermúdez 88.

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Romania 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
England 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
Colombia 3 1 0 2 1 3 3
Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 1




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Group H - ARGENTINA (s), CROATIA, JAMAICA, JAPAN.

 

Game 1 [M11]: Played Sunday 14 June 1998 (14:30), Stade Municipal, Toulouse. [527]

(33,400) Mario van der Ende (HOL); Marc van den Broeck (BEL), Eddie Foley (IRL).

Result: ARGENTINA 1 - JAPAN 0 (1:0)

Batistuta 28

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Carlos Ángel Roa; - [14] Nelson David Vivas, [2] Roberto Fabián Ayala, [6] Roberto Néstor Sensini (73 [3] José Antonio Daniel Chamot); - [22] Sergio Javier Adelmar Zanetti, [10] Arnaldo Ariel Ortega, [5] Matías Jesús Almeyda, [11] Juan Sebastián Verón, [8] Diego Pablo Simeone (c); - [9] Gabriel Omar Batistuta, [7] Claudio Javier López (62 [18] Abel Eduardo Balbo).

JPN (3-4-1-2): [20] Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi; - [17] Yutaka Akita, [4] Nasami Ihara (c), [19] Eisuke Nakanishi; - [2] Akira Narahashi, [10] Hiroshi Nanami, [6] Motohiro Yamaguchi, [3] Naoki Soma (85 [22] Takashi Hirano); - [8] Hidetoshi Nakata; - [18] Shoji Jo, [9] Masashi Nakayama (66 [12] Wagner Augusto Lopes).

Fashion Note: Hidetoshi Nakata had orange hair)

Booked: Ihara 26, Nakanishi 67, Nanami 90.

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Game 2 [M13]: Played Sunday 14 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [529]

(38,000) Vítor Manuel de Melo Pereira (POR); Nicolae Grigorescu (ROM), Jacques Poudevigne (FRA).

Result: CROATIA 3 - JAMAICA 1 (1:1)

1:0 Stanic 26, 1:1 Earle 45, 2:1 Prosinečki 52, 3:1 Šuker 68.

Note: First finals match for both teams.

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [4] Igor Štimac, [14] Svonimir Soldo, [6] Slaven Bilić; - [20] Dario Šimić (72 [19] Goran Vlaović), [8] Robert Prosinečki, [10] Zvonimir Boban (c), [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [13] Mario Stanić, [9] Davor Šuker.

JAM (3-5-2): [1] Warren Barrett (c); - [19] Frank Mohamed Sinclair, [17] Onandi Lowe, [5] Ian Goodison; - [11] Theodore Whitmore (wore red boots), [16] Robert Fitzgerald Earle (72 [9] Andrew Williams), [7] Peter Cargill (69 [20] Darryl Anthony Powell), [6] Fitzroy Simpson, [15] Ricardo Wayne Gardener (light green boots); - [22] Paul Anthony Hall (81 [10] Walter Boyd, wore red boots), [18] Deon John Burton.

Booked: Soldo 5, Šimić 59 / Burton 62.

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Game 3 [M25]: Played Saturday 20 June 1998 (14:30), Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [541]

(39,000) Ramesh Ramdhan (TRI); Merere Gonzales (TRI), Achmat Salie (RSA).

Result: CROATIA 1, JAPAN 0 (0:0)

Šuker 76.

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [6] Slaven Bilić, [14] Svonimir Soldo, [4] Igor Štimac (h-t [19] Goran Vlaović); - [20] Dario Šimić, [8] Robert Prosinečki (66 [11] Silvio Marić), [21] Krunoslav Jurčić, [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [13] Mario Stanić (88 [15] Igor Tudor), [9] Davor Šuker (c).

JPN (3-5-2): [20] Yoshi Kawaguchi - [2] Akira Narahashi (79 [15] Hiroaki Morishima), [4] Nasami Ihara (c), [17] Yutaka Akita; - [19] Eisuke Nakanishi, [10] Hiroshi Nanami (83 [12] Lopes), [6] Motohiro Yamaguchi, [8] Hidetoshi Nakata, [3] Naoki Soma; - [18] Shoji Jo, [9] Masashi Nakayama (61 [14] Masayuki Okano).

Booked: Prosinečki 26, Stanić 83 / Nanami 41, Nakamishi 70 (misses next game), Akita 89.

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Game 4 [M29]: Played Saturday 21 June 1998 (17:30), Parc des Princes, Paris. [545]

(48,500) Rune Pedersen (NOR), Gennaro Mazzei (ITA), Mikael Nilsson (SWE).

Result: ARGENTINA 5 - JAMAICA 0 (1:0)

1:0 Ortega 31, 2:0 Ortega 54, 3:0 Batistuta 72, 4:0 Batistuta 76, 5:0 Batistuta 83 (pen).

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Carlos Roa; - [2] Roberto Ayala, [6] Néstor Sensini (24 [14] Nelson Vivas), [3] José Chamot; - [22] Javier Zanetti, [11] Juan Verón, [5] Matías Almeyda, [10] Ariel Ortega, [8] Diego Simeone (c. 79 [4] Mauricio Héctor Pineda); - [9] Gabriel Batistuta, [7] Claudio López (74 [20] Marcelo Daniel Gallardo).

JAM (4-4-2): [1] Warren Barrett (c); - [5] Ian Goodison, [15] Ricardo Gardener, [19] Frank Sinclair, [2] Stephen Malcolm (62 [10] Walter Boyd; - [3] Christopher Dawes, [6] Fitzroy Simpson, [11] Theo Whitmore (73 [16] Robbie Earle), [20] Darryl Powell; - [22] Paul Hall, [18] Deon Burton (h-t [7] Peter Cargill).

Sent off: Powell 45.

Booked: Chamot 67 / Powell 4, Cargill 88.

Fashion Note: Warren Barrett wore red boots; Walter Boyd wore yellow boots




Game 5 [M45]: Played Friday 26 June 1998 (16:00), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [561 / 562]

(36,500) Saïd Belqola (MAR); Mohamed Munsari (TUN), Aristidis Chris Soldatos (RSA).

Result: ARGENTINA 1 - CROATIA 0 (1:0)

Pineda 36

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Carlos Roa; - [14] Nelson Vivas, [2] Roberto Ayala, [13] Pablo Ariel Paz; - [22] Javier Zanetti (67 [8] Diego Simeone), [11] Juan Verón, [5] Matías Almeyda, [20] Marcelo Gallardo (81 [16] Sergio Ángel Berti Pizzani), [4] Héctor Pineda; - [10] Ariel Ortega (53 [7] Claudio López), [9] Gabriel Batistuta (c).

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [6] Slaven Bilić, [14] Svonimir Soldo, [20] Dario Šimić; - [11] Silvio Marić (h-t [19] Goran Vlaović), [8] Robert Prosinečki (67 [4] Igor Štimac), [10] Zvonimir Boban (c), [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [13] Mario Stanić, [9] Davor Šuker.

Booked: Ortega, Ayala, Vivas / Soldo, Jarni, Boban, Bilić

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Game 6 [M46]: Played Friday 26 June 1998 (16:00), Stade de Gerland, Lyon. [561 / 562]

(43,500) Günter Benkö (AUT); Dramane Dante (MLI), Evzen Amler (TCH).

Result: JAMAICA 2 - JAPAN 1 (1:0)

1:0 Whitmore 39, 2:0 Whitmore 54, 2:1 Nakayama 74.

JAM (4-5-1): [13] Aaron Lawrence; - [5] Ian Goodison (c), [15] Ricardo Gardener, [19] Frank Sinclair, [2] Steve Malcolm; - [3] Chris Dawes, [11] Theo Whitmore, [6] Fitzroy Simpson (90 [16] Robbie Earle), [17] Onandi Lowe, [22] Paul Hall (71 [10] Walter Boyd); - [8] Marcus Anthony Gayle (80 [18] Deon Burton).

JPN (3-5-2): [20] Yoshi Kawaguchi; - [2] Akira Narahashi, [4] Nasami Ihara (c), [17] Yutaka Akita; - [5] Norio Omura (59 [22] Takashi Hirano), [10] Hiroshi Nanami (79 [11] Shinji Ono), [6] Motohiro Yamaguchi, [8] Hidetoshi Nakata, [3] Naoki Soma; - [18] Shoji Jo (59 [12] Lopes), [9] Masashi Nakayama.

Booked: Malcolm 78, Dawes 88 / Yamaguchi 4.




Pld W D L F A Pts
Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 0 9
Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Jamaica 3 1 0 2 3 9 3
Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 0




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Second Round.

Game 1 [M49]: Played Saturday 27 June 1998 (16:30), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [565]

(60,000) Bernd Heynemann (GER); Marc van den Broeck (BEL), Erich Schneider (GER).

Result: ITALY 1 - NORWAY 0 (1:0)

Vieri 18

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [2] Giuseppe Bergomi, [4] Fabio Cannavaro [5] Alessandro Costacurta, [3] Paolo Maldini (c); - [17] Francesco Moriero (62 [15] Angelo di Livio ), [11] Dino Baggio, [14] Luigi di Biagio, [9] Demetrio Albertini (72 [7] Gianluca Pessotto); - [21] Christian Vieri, [10] Alessandro del Piero (77 [20] Enrico Chiesa).

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Frode Grodås (c); - [4] Henning Berg, [3] Ronny Johnsen, [15] Dan Eggen, [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [17] Håvard Flo (72 [20] Ole Gunnar Solskjær), [10] Kjetil Rekdal, [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen (12 [22] Roar Strand, 39 [6] Ståle Solbakken), [7] Erik Mykland, [21] Vidar Riseth; - [9] Tore André Flo.

Booked: Maldini 38, di Biagio 84, Moriero 89 / H.Flo 34, Mykland 52, Rekdal 63.

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Game 2 [M50] Played Saturday 27 June 1998 (21:00), Parc des Princes, Paris. [566]

(48,500) Marc Batta (FRA); Jacques Poudevigne (FRA), Owen Powell (JAM).

Result: BRAZIL 4 - CHILE 1 (3:0)

1:0 César Sampaio 11, 2:0 César Sampaio 26, 3:0 Ronaldo 45 pen, 3:1 Salas 68, 4:1 Ronaldo 70

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] Cafú, [4] Júnior Baiano, [3] Aldair (78 [14] Gonçalves), [6] Roberto Carlos; - [18] Leonardo, [5] César Sampaio, [8] Dunga (c), [10] Rivaldo; - [20] Bebeto (65 [19] Denílson), [9] Ronaldo.

CHI (4-4-2): [1] Nelson Tapia; - [6] Pedro Reyes, [3] Ronald Fuentes sweeper, [5] Javier Margas, [16] Mauricio Fernando Aros Bahamóndez; - [19] Fernando Cornejo, [8] Clarence Acuña (80 [18] Luis Eduardo Musrri Sarabia (28th and last cap)), [10] José Luis Sierra (h-t [17] Francisco Marcelo Vega Cepeda (30th and last cap)), [14] Miguel Ramírez (h-t [20] Fabián Estay); - [9] Iván Zamorano (c), [11] Marcelo Salas.

Fashion Note: Javier Margas played with dyed red hair.

Booked: Leonardo 45, Cafú 90 / Fuentes 37, Tapia 44 (pulling down Ronaldo for the penalty - he probably would have been sent off if he had committed the same offence last week under the hard line adopted by FIFA).

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Game 3 [M51]: Played Sunday 28 June 1998 (16.30), Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens. [567]

(41,275) Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UEA); Muhaindera Wickeramatunge (SRI), Lencie Fred (VAN).

Result: FRANCE 1 - PARAGUAY 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0)

Blanc 113 (First ever 'golden goal')

FRA (4-4-2): [16] Fabien Barthéz his 27th birthday; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [5] Laurent Blanc, [8] Marcel Desailly, [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [12] Thierry Henry (64 [11] Robert Pirès), [7] Didier Deschamps (c), [17] Emmanuel Petit (69 [14] Alain Boghossian), [13] Bernard Diomède (76 [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h); - [20] David Trezeguet, [6] Youri Djorkaeff.

PAR (3-5-2): [1] José Luis Chilavert (c); - [4] Carlos Gamarra, [5] Celso Ayala, [11] Pedro Sarabia; - [2] Francisco Arce, [10] Roberto Acuña, [16] Julio César Enciso, [13] Carlos Paredes (74 [20] Denis Caniza), [21] Jorge Campos (55 [7] Juan Carlos Yegros); - [15] Miguel Ángel Benitez, [9] José Cardozo (91 [8] Arístides Rojas).

Booked: Chilavert 18 (timewasting), Benitez 23 (no obvious reason), Enciso 32, Arce 84, Rojas 100.

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Game 4 [M52]: Played Sunday 28 June 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris.[568]

(79,500) Urs Meier (SUI); Hussein al-Ghadanfari (KUW), Fernando Tresaco (ESP).

Note: F.I.F.A. turned down a protest from Nigeria about the appointed referee, José Maria Garcia-Aranda, on the grounds he was European. They changed him anyway - for another European.

Result: DENMARK 4 - NIGERIA 1 (2:0)

1:0 Møller 2, 2:0 B.Laudrup 11, 3:0 Sand 59 (fastest goal by a substitute, 22 seconds after coming on), 4:0 Helveg 76, 4:1 Babangida 78.

DEN (4-4-2): [1] Peter Schmeichel; - [12] Søren Colding, [3] Marc Rieper, [4] Jes Høgh, [5] Jan Heintze; - [21] Martin Jørgensen, [6] Thomas Helveg, [7] Allan Nielsen, [10] Michael Laudrup (c. 84 [8] Per Frandsen); - [11] Brian Laudrup (78 [14] Morten Wieghorst), [18] Peter Møller-Nielsen (59 [19] Ebbe Sand).

NGR (4-4-2): [1] Peter Rufai 70th and last cap; - [8] Mutiu Adepoju, [5] Uche Okechukwu (c 45th and last cap), [6] Taribo West, [3] Celestine Babayaro; - [7] Finidi George, [10] Jay-Jay Okocha, [15] Sunday Oliseh, [11] Garba Lawal (72 [13] Tijjani Babangida); - [4] Nwankwo Kanu (65 [9] Rashidi Yekini), [20] Victor Ikpeba.

Booked: Rieper 24 / Okocha 48.

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Game 5 [M53]: Played Monday 29 June 1998 (16.30), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier. [569]

(+35,000) Vítor de Melo Pereira (POR); Mohamed Mansari (TUN), Achmat Salie (RSA).

Result: GERMANY 2 - MEXICO 1 (0:0)

0:1 Hernández 47, 1:1 Klinsmann 75, 2:1 Bierhoff 86.

GER (1-4-3-2): [1] Andreas Köpke; - [8] Lothar Matthäus; - [16] Dietmar Hamann, [14] Markus Babbel, [2] Christian Wörns, [3] Jörg Heinrich (58 [7] Andreas Möller); - [5] Thomas Helmer (68th and last cap) (38 [17] Christian Ziege), [10] Thomas Hässler (74 [9] Ulf Kirsten), [21] Michael Tarnat; - [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (c), [20] Oliver Bierhoff.

MEX (4-4-2): [1] Jorge Campos; - [13] Pável Pardo, [2] Claudio Suárez, [14] Raúl Lara, [5] Duilio Davino; - [4] Germán Villa, [8] Alberto Garcia Aspe (c. 86 [9] Ricardo Peláez), [6] Marcelino Bernal (65th and last cap) (h-t [18] Salvador Carmona), [17] Francisco Palencia (53 [21] Jesús Arellano); - [11] Cuau Blanco, [15] Luis Hernández.

Fashion Note: Cuau Blanco played the first half in Mexican-flag colured boots, then changed to black).

Booked: Babbel 45, Matthäus 57, Tarnat 78, Hamann 89 (blatant time wasting), / Davino 58 (time wasting), Blanco 88 (diving in the box).

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Game 6 [M54]: Played Monday 29 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Municipal, Toulouse. [570]

(35,000) José Garcia-Aranda (ESP); Nicolae Grigorescu (ROM), Laurent Rausis (SUI).

Result: HOLLAND 2 - YUGOSLAVIA 1 (1:0)

1:0 Bergkamp 38, 1:1 Komljenović 48, 2:1 Davids 90+

Note: (Mijatović missed penalty against the bar 50, Cocu had a goal disallowed)

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [2] Michael Reiziger, [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Numan; - [7] Ronald de Boer, [10] Clarence Seedorf, [11] Phillip Cocu, [16] Edgar Davids; - [8] Dennis Bergkamp, [14] Marc Overmars.

YUG (3-1-4-2): [1] Ivica Kralj; - [4] Slaviša Jokanović, [11] Siniša Mihajlović (78 [14] Niša Saveljić), [3] Goran Ðorović; - [6] Branko Brnović; - [2] Zoran Mirković, [16] Željko Petrović, [13] Slobodan Komljenović, [10] Dragan Stojković (c) (58 [8] Dejan Savićević); - [7] Vladimir Jugović, [9] Pedrag Mijatović.

Booked: Stojković 39 (dissent), Mirković 53 (dissent), Ðorović 74. (Bergkamp stamped on Mihajlović 53' in front of assistant referee, but nothing happened apart from the Mirković booking.

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Game 7 [M55]: Played Tuesday 30 June 1998 (16.30), Parc de Lescure, Bordeaux. [571]

(34,700) Javier Alberto Castrilli (ARG); Arnaldo Pinto Filho (BRZ), Claudio Aníbal Rossi (ARG).

Result: CROATIA 1 - ROMANIA 0 (1:0)

Šuker 45 (pen) (harshly given penalty, retaken as Boban had encroached into the 'D', Šuker scored each time low to the left)

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [20] Dario Šimić, [4] Igor Štimac, [6] Slaven Bilić; - [13] Mario Stanić (83 [15] Igor Tudor), [21] Krunoslav Jurčić, [7] Aljoša Asanović, [10] Zvonimir Boban (c), [17] Robert Jarni; - [9] Davor Šuker, [19] Goran Vlaović (77 [2] Petar Krpan).

ROM (3-5-2): [12] Bogdan Stelea; - [2] Dan Petrescu (76 [15] Lucian Marinescu (8th and last cap)), [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [13] Liviu Ciobotariu; - [18] Iulian Filipescu, [5] Constantin Gâlcã, [16] Gabriel Popescu (61 [14] Radu Niculescu), [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c) (his 115th cap) (57 [21] Gheorghe Craioveanu), [8] Dorinel Munteanu; - [11] Adrian Ilie, [9] Viorel Moldovan.

Booked: Boban 26, Bilić 67 (delaying a free-kick) / Gh. Popescu 43, Petrescu 67 (dissent), A. Ilie 81 (dissent).

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Game 8 [M56]: Played Tuesday 30 June 1998 (21:00), Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St.Etienne. [572]

(36,000) Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN); Mohamed Ahmed al-Musawi (OMA), Abdul Hamid (MYS).

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - ENGLAND 2 (2:2, 2:2, 2:2) Argentina won 4-3 on penalties

1:0 Batistuta 5 (pen), 1:1 Shearer 10 (pen), 1:2 Owen 15, 2:2 Zanetti 45+

Penalties: 1:0 Berti, 1:1 Shearer, (1:1) Crespo (saved by Seaman), (1:1) Ince (saved by Roa), 2:1 Verón, 2:2 Merson, 3:2 Gallardo, 3:3 Owen, 4:3 Ayala, (4:3) Batty (saved by Roa).

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Carlos Roa; - [14] Nelson Vivas, [2] Roberto Ayala, [3] José Chamot; - [22] Javier Zanetti, [11] Juan Verón, [5] Matías Almeyda, [10] Ariel Ortega, [8] Diego Simeone (c) (92 [16] Sergio Berti (22nd and last cap)); - [9] Gabriel Batistuta (70 [19] Hernán Jorge Crespo), [7] Claudio López (70 [20] Marcelo Gallardo).

ENG (3-4-1-2): [1] David Seaman; - [12] Gary Neville (73 [6] Gareth Southgate), [5] Tony Adams, [2] Sol Campbell; - [14] Darren Anderton (97 [8] David Batty), [7] David Beckham, [4] Paul Ince, [3] Graeme Le Saux; - [16] Paul Scholes (80 Merson); - [20] Michael Owen, [9] Alan Shearer (c).

Sent off: Beckham 47 (slight 'kick' on Simeone while he was prostrate).
Booked:
Verón 43, Simeone 46 (barged into the back of Beckham), Almeyda 73, Roa (unsporting behaviour during penalties) / Seaman 5 (bringing down Simeone for penalty), Ince 10 (dissent - he felt Ayala should have been booked for bringing down Owen for the penalty).




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QUARTER FINALS

Game 1 [M57]: Played Friday 3 July 1998 (16.30), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [573]

(-78,000) Hugh Dallas (SCO); Nicolae Grigorescu (ROM), Mark Warren (ENG).

Result: FRANCE 0 - ITALY 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0) France won on penalties 4-3

Penalties: 1:0 Zidane, 1:1 R.Baggio, (1:1) Lizarazu (saved by Pagliuca), (1:1) Albertini (saved by Barthéz), 2:1 Trezeguet, 2:2 Costacurta, 3;2 Henry, 3:3 Vieri, 4:3 Blanc, (4:3) di Biaggio (missed)

FRA (4-3-2-1): [16] Fabien Barthéz; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [5] Laurent Blanc, [8] Marcel Desailly, [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [19] Christian Karembeu (65 [12] Thierry Henry), [7] Didier Deschamps (c), [17] Emmanuel Petit; - [6] Youri Djorkaeff, [10] Zinédine Zidane; - [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h (65 [20] David Trezeguet).

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Gianluca Pagliuca 39th and last cap; - [4] Fabio Cannavaro, [2] Giuseppe Bergomi, [5] Alessandro Costacurta, [3] Paolo Maldini (c); - [17] Francesco Moriero, [11] Dino Baggio (53 [9] Demetrio Albertini), [14] Luigi di Biagio, [7] Gianluca Pessotto (90 [15] Angelo di Livio ); - [21] Christian Vieri, [10] Alessandro del Piero (67 [18] Roberto Baggio).

Booked: Guivarc'h (elbowing) 52, Deschamps 62 / del Piero 25, Bergomi 27, Costacurta 107.



Game 2 [M58]: Played Friday 3 July 1998 (21:00), Stade de la Beaujoire, Louis Fonteneau, Nantes. [574]

(35,500) Gamal Ghandour (EGY); Mohamed Munsari (TUN), Dramane Dante (MLI).

Result: BRAZIL 3 - DENMARK 2 (2:1)

0:1 Jørgensen 2, 1:1 Bebeto 10, 2:1 Rivaldo 26, 2:2 Brian Laudrup 50, 3:2 Rivaldo 60

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] Cafú, [4] Júnior Baiano, [3] Aldair, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [18] Leonardo (72 [11] Émerson Ferreira da Rosa), [5] César Sampaio, [8] Dunga (c), [10] Rivaldo (87 [16] 'Zé Roberto' José Roberto da Silva Júnior); - [20] Bebeto (64 [19] Denílson), [9] Ronaldo.

DEN (4-4-2): [1] Peter Schmeichel; - [12] Søren Colding, [3] Marc Rieper, [4] Jes Høgh, [5] Jan Heintze; - [21] Martin Jørgensen, [6] Thomas Helveg (86 [2] Stig Schjönberg), [7] Allan Nielsen (h-t [15] Stig Tøfting), [10] Michael Laudrup (c); - [11] Brian Laudrup, [18] Peter Møller-Nielsen (67 [19] Ebbe Sand).

Booked: Roberto Carlos 12 Aldair 38, Cafú (delaying free-kick - misses next game) 82, / Helveg 20, Colding 39, Tøfting 73.



Game 3 [M59]: Played Saturday 4 July 1998 (21:00), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [575]

(55,000) Arturo Brizio Carter (MEX); Owen Powell (JAM), Reynaldo Salinas (HON).

Result: HOLLAND 2 - ARGENTINA 1 (1:0)

1:0 Kluivert 12, 1:1 López 18, 2:1 Bergkamp 90

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [2] Michael Reiziger, [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Numan; - [7] Ronald de Boer (64 [14] Marc Overmars), [6] Wim Jonk, [11] Phillip Cocu, [16] Edgar Davids; - [8] Dennis Bergkamp, [9] Patrick Kluivert.

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Carlos Roa; - [3] José Chamot (90 [18] Abel Balbo [37th and last cap]), [2] Roberto Ayala, [6] Néstor Sensini; - [22] Javier Zanetti, [11] Juan Verón, [5] Matías Almeyda (67 [4] Héctor Pineda), [10] Ariel Ortega, [8] Diego Simeone (c); - [9] Gabriel Batistuta, [7] Claudio López.

Sent off: Numan 76 / Ortega (for chinning van der Sar with his head) 88.
Booked: Stam 11, Numan 16, Numan 76 / Chamot 22, Zanetti (timewasting) 59, Ortega (diving) 87.



Game 4 [M60]: Played Saturday 04 July 1998 (21:00), Stade de Gerland. Lyon. [576]

(44,000) Rune Pedersen (NOR); Marc van den Broeck (BEL), Mikael Nilsson (SWE).

Result: CROATIA 3 - GERMANY 0 (1:0)

1:0 Jarni 45, 2:0 Vlaovic 80, 3:0 Šuker 85

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [20] Dario Šimić, [4] Igor Štimac, [6] Slaven Bilić; - [13] Mario Stanić, [14] Svonimir Soldo, [10] Zvonimir Boban, [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [9] Davor Šuker, [19] Goran Vlaović (83 [11] Silvio Marić).

GER (3-4-1-2): [1] Andreas Köpke; - [2] Christian Wörns, [8] Lothar Matthäus, [4] Jürgen Kohler [105th and last cap]; - [3] Jörg Heinrich, [16] Dietmar Hamann (79 [11] Olaf Marschall), [13] Jens Jeremies, [21] Michael Tarnat; - [10] Thomas Hässler (69 [9] Ulf Kirsten); - [20] Oliver Bierhoff, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (c) [108th and last cap]).

Sent off: Wörns (40). Booked: Šimić 13, Šuker 57 / Heinrich 18, Tarnat 37.
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SEMI FINALS

Game 1 [M61]: Played Tuesday 07 July 1998 (21:00), Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles. [577]

(60,000) Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (EMI); Mohamed Ahmed al-Musawi (OMA), Hussein al-Ghadanfari (KUW).

Result: BRAZIL 1 - HOLLAND 1 (0:0, 1:1, 1:1) Brazil won on penalties 4-2

1:0 Ronaldo 46 (21 seconds into the 2nd half), 1:1 Kluivert 85.

Penalties: 1:0 Ronaldo, 1:1 F.de Boer, 2:1 Rivaldo, 2:2 Bergkamp, 3:2 Émerson, (3:2) Cocu (saved by Taffarel), 4:2 Dunga, (4:2) [7] Ronald de Boer (saved by Taffarel)

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [13] 'Zé Carlos' José Carlos de Almeida, [4] Júnior Baiano, [3] Aldair, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [18] Leonardo (85 [11] Émerson), [5] César Sampaio, [8] Dunga (c), [10] Rivaldo; - [20] Bebeto (70 [19] Denílson), [9] Ronaldo.

HOL (3-4-3): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [2] Michael Reiziger (57 [20] Aron Winter), [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c); - [7] Ronald de Boer, [6] Wim Jonk (111 [10] Clarence Seedorf), [16] Edgar Davids, [11] Phillip Cocu; - [8] Dennis Bergkamp, [9] Patrick Kluivert, [12] Boudewijn Zenden (75 [17] Pierre van Hooijdonk).

Booked: Zé Carlos 31, César Sampaio 45 / Reiziger 47, Davids 60, van Hooijdonk (for diving, but should have been awarded a penalty) 89, Seedorf 119.



Game 2 [M62]: Played Wednesday 08 July 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [578]

(75,000) José Garcia-Aranda (ESP); Jorge Diaz Galvez (CHI), Fernando Tresaco (ESP).

Result: FRANCE 2 - CROATIA 1 (0:0)

0:1 Šuker 46, 1:1 Thuram 47 (his first ever goal for France), 2:1 Thuram 69 (his last ever goal for France)

FRA (4-3-2-1): [16] Fabien Barthéz; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [5] Laurent Blanc, [8] Marcel Desailly, [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [19] Christian Karembeu (31 [12] Thierry Henry), [7] Didier Deschamps (c), [17] Emmanuel Petit; - [10] Zinédine Zidane, [6] Youri Djorkaeff (77 [18] Frank Leboeuf); - [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h (68 [20] David Trezeguet).

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [20] Dario Šimić, [4] Igor Štimac, [6] Slaven Bilić; - [13] Mario Stanić (89 [8] Robert Prosinečki), [14] Svonimir Soldo, [10] Zvonimir Boban (c. 66 [11] Silvio Marić), [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [9] Davor Šuker, [19] Goran Vlaović.

Sent off: Blanc (for slapping Bilić, who made a meal of it during the normal tussle at a corner for Croatia) 74. [Blanc misses the biggest game of his career]
.Booked: Asanović (deliberate handball just before h/t), Stanić 73, Šimić 89.






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THIRD PLACE MATCH

[M63] Played Saturday 11 July 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [579]

(-46,000) Epifanio González (PAR); Emmanuel Zammit (MLT), Lencie Fred (VAN).

Result: CROATIA 2 - HOLLAND 1 (2:1)

1:0 Prosinečki 13, 1:1 Zenden 21, 2:1 Šuker 35

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Dražen Ladić; - [14] Svonimir Soldo, [4] Igor Štimać, [6] Slaven Bilić; - [8] Robert Prosinečki (85 [15] Igor Tudor), [10] Zvonimir Boban (c - 77 [19] Goran Vlaović), [21] Krunoslav Jurčić, [7] Aljoša Asanović, [17] Robert Jarni; - [13] Mario Stanić, [9] Davor Šuker.

HOL (3-4-3): [1] Edwin van der Sar; - [3] Jaap Stam, [4] Frank de Boer (c), [5] Arthur Numan; - [10] Clarence Seedorf, [6] Wim Jonk, [16] Edgar Davids, [11] Phillip Cocu (h-t [14] Marc Overmars); - [12] Boudewijn Zenden, [9] Patrick Kluivert, [8] Dennis Bergkamp (57 [17] Pierre van Hooijdonk).

Booked: Jurčić 34, Štimać (retaliation) 51, Asanović (not retreating) 58, Stanić 73 / Davids (dissent after he fouled Šuker) 88.


Davor Šuker and Zvonimir Boban

 

 

 

 




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FINAL

[M64] Played Sunday 12 July 1998 (21:00), Stade de France, St. Denis, Paris. [580]

(-75,000) Saïd Belqola (MAR); Mark Warren (ENG), Achmat Salie (RSA).

Result: FRANCE 3 - BRAZIL 0 (2:0)

1:0 Zidane 27, 2:0 Zidane 45+, 3:0 Petit 90+ [France's 1,000th international goal - how neat is that!]

FRA (4-3-1-2): [16] Fabien Barthéz; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [8] Marcel Desailly, [18] Frank Leboeuf, [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [19] Christian Karembeu (56 [14] Alain Boghossian), [7] Didier Deschamps (c), [17] Emmanuel Petit; - [10] Zinédine Zidane; - [6] Youri Djorkaeff (74 [4] Patrick Vieira), [9] Stéphane Guivarc'h (66 [21] Christophe Dugarry).

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] Cafú, [4] Júnior Baiano, [3] Aldair, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [18] Leonardo (h-t [19] Denílson), [5] César Sampaio (57 [21] Edmundo), [8] Dunga (c), [10] Rivaldo; - [9] Ronaldo, [20] Bebeto.


1:0 Zidane 27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sent off: Desailly (68).
Booked: Deschamps, Desailly 48, Karembeu 56, Desailly (foul on Cafú) 68 / Júnior Baiano 33.


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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
6
Šuker b. Osijek 1 Jan 1968 (CRO).
5
Batistuta (ARG), Vieri (ITA).
4
Ronaldo (BRZ), Salas (CHI), L. Hernández (MEX).
3
'Bebeto', C. Sampaio, Rivaldo (BRZ), Henry (FRA), Bergkamp (HOL), Bierhoff, Klinsmann (GER).
2
Ortega (ARG), Wilmots (BEL), Prosinečki (CRO), B. Laudrup (DEN), Shearer, Owen (ENG), Hierro, Morientes (ESP), Petit, Thuram, Zidane (FRA), [7] Ronald de Boer, Cocu, Kluivert (HOL), R.Baggio (ITA), Whitmore (JAM), Komljenovic (YUG), Bassir, Hadda (MAR), Peláez (MEX), Ille (ROM), Bartlett (RSA).


  • In total 171 goals (31 headers, 17 penalties, own Goals (6; officially only 4) Bachev (BUL) for Spain, Mihajlovic (YUG) for Germany, Chippo (MAR) for Norway, Issa (RSA) for France, Boyd (SCO) for Brazil and Zubizaretta (ESP) for Nigeria), 2.67 per match.
  • Most goals FRANCE (15), no team without goals.
  • 108 players scored (including 14 earlier scorers from 1994, 1990 and 1986 (Michael Laudrup).
  • 1,881 shots, 891 on target.
  • A record 22 red and 253 YC's (plus 6, 2nd Y), Totalh cards: 281.

COACHES, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS

Note: Betting odds are pre-World Cup

ARG: Coach: Daniel Alberto Passarella, resigned 4th July / [12] Germán Adrián Ramón Burgos (GK), [17] Pablo Oscar Cavallero Rodríguez (GK), [15] Leonardo Rubén Astrada (MF) , [21] Marcelo Alejandro Delgado (FWD).

Kit Adidas.

Betting: 9-1

Unlucky: Hernán Edgardo Díaz (RB), Fernando Gabriel Cáceres (CB), Juan Pablo Sorin (LB), Juan Román Riquelme, Christian Gustavo Bassedas (MFs), striker Claudio Paul Caniggia. Defender Fernando Carlos Redondo Neri refused to cut his hair to a length of Passarella's liking.

AUT: Coach: Herbert Prohaska / [16] Franz Wohlfahrt (GK), [21] Wolfgang Knaller (GK), [6] Walter Kogler (CD), [12] Martin Hiden (CD), [11] Martin Amerhauser (LMF), [20] Andreas Heraf (DMF).

Kit: Puma.


Betting: 150-1.

Unlucky: Gilbert Prilasnig tore his cruciate ligaments 20 May and was replaced by Amerhauser.

BEL: Coach: Georges Leekens / [13] Danny Verlinden (GK) [19] Eric van Meir (DF). Gordan Vidovic (born June 23, 1968. in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Aírton Luís Oliveira Barroso was born in Brazil.

Kit Diadora.


Betting: 80-1.

Unlucky: Philippe Léonard (LB), Gert Claessens (MF) and Michaël Goossens (FWD).

BRZ: Coach: Mário Jorge Lobos Zagallo | [12] Carlos Germano Schwambach Neto (GK), [22] 'Dida' Nélson de Jesus Silva (GK), [15] André Alves Cruz (CD).

).Kit: Nike.


Betting: 11-4f.

Unlucky: Márcio Roberto dos Santos (DF) was in original 22 but pulled out with a thigh injury; Flávio da Conceição (CMF), knee injury was replaced by Ze Carlos; Romário pulled a calf muscle a week before the finals, 'Juninho' Osvaldo Giroldo Junior, broke his ankle 1st Feb, 1998.

BUL: Coach: Hristo Atanasov Bonev, resigned 24th June / [12] Borislav Biserov Mikhailov (GK retired on 102 international caps), [15] Adalbert Ivanov Zafirov (DF), [21] Rosen Yordanov Kirilov (DF), [22] Milen Ivanov Petkov (MF), [17] Stoicho Nikolov Stoilov (MF), [20] Georgi Aleksandrov Ivanov (FWD).

Kit: Puma.

Betting: 50-1.

Unlucky: Petar Hubchev (SWP), Kostadin Vidolov (MF), Ilia Gruev (MF) dropped when he failed a drug test, Svetoslav Todorov (FWD).

CAM: Coach: Claude le Roy [FRA] replaced Jean Manga Onguene after qualification, 3 months before tournament / [16] Eklanga Bassey William Andem (GK), [22] Alioum Boukar (GK), [2] Joseph Elanga Elanga Fils (LB), [13] Patrice 'Jouan' Abanda Etong (CD). note: Patrice Abanda was a last-minute replacement for Serge Fabien 'Sam' Kwetché Tatiense.

Kit: Puma.

Betting; 150-1.

Unlucky: Marc Vivién Foe broke his leg training in May 1998. "They will take the plaster off on June 23 but, in Cameroon, healers have said they will be able to cure me in three days by burying my leg in the ground and putting fire round it. They have also recommended massage with gorilla bones while invoking the spirits of ancestors. Physiotherapy would include going on a hedgehog hunt" Foe describing the unorthodox treatment given for his broken leg.

CHI: Coach: Nelson Bonifacio Acosta López [Uruguay/Chile] / [12] Marcelo Antonio Ramírez Gormaz (GK), [22] Carlos Rodrigo Tejas Pastén (GK), [21] Rodrigo Hernán Barrera Funes 22 caps never picked again (FWD), [13] Manuel Alejandro Neira Díaz (FWD).

Kit: Reebok.

Betting: 66-1.

Unlucky: Jorge Luis Gómez Carreño (DF), Ricardo Francisco Rojas Trujillo (CB), and striker Juan Carreño López.

COL: Coach: Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez Jaramillo, did not re-new his contract in July / [1] Oscar Eduardo Córdoba Arce (GK), [12] Miguel Angel Calero Rodríguez (GK), [2] Iván Ramiro Córdoba Sepúlveda (RB), [17] Andrés Estrada Murillo (MF), [18] John Wilmar Pérez Muñoz (MF).

Kit: Reebok.

Betting: 50-1.

Unlucky: Faustino 'Tino' Hernán Asprilla Hinestroza was dropped from the squad on 17th June for arguing with the manager.

CRO: Coach: Miroslav Blažević / [12] Marijan Mrmić (GK), [22] Vladimir Vasilj (GK), [5] Goran Jurić (DF), [18] Zoran Mamić (DMF), [3] Anthony Šerić (LMF), [16] Ardijan Kozniku (FWD).

Kit: Lotto.

Betting: 40-1.

Robert Jarni and Robert Prosinečki had played for Yugoslavia at the World Cup in 1990, and Davor Šuker was a reserve in that squad.

Unlucky: Stjepan Tomas (DF), Alen Bokšić (injured) and Igor Cvitanović, left out for refusing extra laps in training (FWDs).

DEN: Coach: Bo Johansson [SWE] / [16] Mogens Krogh (GK), [22] Peter Kjær (GK), [20] René Henriksen (SWP), [17] Bjarne Goldbæk (MF).

Kit: Hummel.

Betting: 50-1.

Unlucky: Erik Boye (GK), Thomas Gravesen, Claus Thomsen (MFs), Mikkel Venge Beck (FWD).

ENG: Coach: Glenn Robert Hoddle / [22] Timothy David Flowers (GK), [13] Anthony Nigel Martyn (GK), [21] Rio Gavin Ferdinand (CD), [18] Martin Raymond Keown (CD), [19] Leslie Ferdinand (FWD).

Kit: Umbro.


Betting: 8-1.

Unlucky: Ian Michael Walker (GK), Andrew 'Andy' George Hinchcliffe, Philip John Neville (DFs), Nicky Butt, Jamie Frank Redknapp (MFs), Dion Dublin, Ian Edward Wright hamstring injury (FWs) and of course, Paul John Gascoigne who was left out acording to the manager because he was 'not fit enough' and pissed ( … off when told).

ESP: Coach: Javier Clemente Lázaro / [13] José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz (GK), [22] José Francisco Molina Jiménez (GK), [3] Agustín Aranzábal Alkorta (LB).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 14-1.

Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja (born June 7, 1968 in Santa Fe, Argentina).

Unlucky: Barcelona captain Josep 'Pep' Guardiola i Sala missed the cut to Albert Celades through injury.

FRA: Coach: Aimé 'Mémé' Jacquet, announced retirement 15th July / [1] Bernard Pascal Maurice Lama (GK), [22] Lionel André Michel Charbonnier (GK his only cap was never added to after 1998).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 11-2.

Marcel Desailly was born in Ghana as Odenke Abbey, Patrick Vieira in Dakar, Senegal, Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and Christian Karembeu was born in Lifou, New Caledonia.

GER: Coach: Hans Hubert 'Berti' Vogts / [12] Oliver Rolf Kahn (GK), [22] Jens Gerhard Lehmann (GK), [15] Steffen Freund (DMF).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 7-1.

Steffen Freund, Ulf Kirsten and Olaf Marschall had played for East Germany before the reunification in 1990.

HOL: Coach: Guus Hiddink / [18] Eduard Franciscus 'Ed' de Goeij (GK), [22] Rudolfus Hubertus 'Ruud' Hesp (GK), [13] Antonius Maria 'André' Ooijer (CD), [19] Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst (LB).

Kit: Nike.

Betting: 9-1.

Davids, Kluivert and Seedorf were born in Surinam.

IRN: Coach: Seyed Jalal Talebi / [22] Parviz Boromand Sharif (GK), [15] Ali Akbar Ostad Asadi (DF), [18] Satar Hamedani (MF), [16] Reza Shahroudi (MF), [13] Ali Latifi (CF), [19] Behnam Seraj (FWD).

Kit: Puma.

Betting: 250-1.

ITA: Coach: Cesare Maldini / [1] Francesco Toldo (GK), [22] Gianluigi Buffon (GK), [8] Moreno Torricelli (RB), [13] Sandro Cois (MF).Enrico Chiesa was a last-minute replacement (10th June) for Fabrizio Ravanelli, who dropped out with bronchial pneumonia shortly before the tournament.

Kit Nike.

Betting: 6-1.

JAM: Coach: Renê Rodrigues Simões [BRZ] / [14] Donovan Ricketts (GK), [21] Durrant Brown (CD), [4] Linval Dixon (DF), [12] Dean Sewell (DF).

Kit: Kappa.

Betting: 200-1.

Burton, Earle, Gayle, Hall, Powell, Simpson and Sinclair were born in England of Jamaican parents.

JPN: Coach: Takeshi Okada, resigned 26th June / [1] Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), [21] Seigo Narazaki (GK), [16] Toshihide Saito (DF), [13] Tashihiro Hattori (DMF), [7] Teruyoshi Ito (MF).

Kit: Asics.

Betting: 250-1.

Wagner Lopes was born in Brazil.

KOR: Coach, Cha Bum-Keun (replaced - along with eight of his staff - on 21st June by Kim Pyung-Seok) / [22] Seo Dong-Myung (GK), [19] Jang Dae-Il (DF), [18] Hwang Seon-Hong (FWD).

Kit: Nike.

Betting: 150-1.

KSA: Coach: Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira [BRZ sacked 19th June, replaced by Mohamed al-Kharasi] / [21] Hussein Jawad al-Sadiq (GK), [22] Tisir Ahmed Ali al-Antaif (GK), [5] Ahmed Jamil Madani (DF), [19] Abdulaziz al-Janoubi (DF).

Kit: Shammel.

Betting: 250-1.

MAR: Coach: Henri Michel [FRA] / [1] Abdelkader el-Brazi (GK), [22] Mustapha el-Chadili (GK), [13] Rachid Neqrouz (CD), [10] Abderrahim Mohamed Ouakili (FWD), [21] Rachid Rokki (FWD).

Kit: Puma

.Betting: 250-1.

MEX: Coach: Manuel 'Manolo' Lapuente Díaz / [12] Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra (GK), [22] Oscar Pérez Rojas (GK), [16] Isaac Terrazas García (DF), [10] Luis García Postigo (FWD).

Kit: ABA Sport.

Betting: 100-1.

NGR: Coach: from December 1997, he had just led Mexico to France '98, Velibor 'Bora' Milutinovic [YUG] Just before the world cup a group of senior players had persuaded the Nigerian president - scandalous dictator Sami Abacha - to sack Milutinovic but died of a heart attck before it could be confirmed. There was dissension in the squad throughout the tournament. He was sacked after the Denmark game. / [12] William Nwadinobi Okpara (GK), [22] Abiodun Baruwa (GK).

Kit: Nike.

Betting: 28-1.

[2] Mobi Patrick Oparaku was a last-minute replacement for Jero Shakpoke (DF).

NOR: Coach: Egil Roger 'Drillo' Olsen sacked/resigned July 26th / [13] Espen Bårdsen (GK), Thomas Myhre (GK), [14] Vegard Heggen (RB), [19] Erik Hoftun (CD).

Kit: Umbro.

Betting: 28-1.

PAR: Coach: Paulo César Carpegiani [BRZ] / [22] Rubén Martín Ruiz Díaz (GK), [12] Danilo Vicente Aceval Maldonado (GK), [3] Catalino Rivarola Méndez (LB), [14] Ricardo Ismael Rojas Mendoza (DF bn. Posadas, Argentina), [6] Edgar Milcíades Aguilera (MF).

Kit: Reebok.

Betting: 80-1.

ROM: Coach: Anghel Iordanescu / [22] Florin Prunea (GK), [1] Dan Dimitru Stângaciu (GK), [20] Tibor Selymes (LB).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 40-1.

RSA: Coach: Philippe Troussier [FRA] sacked / [16] Brian Bafana Baloyi (GK), [22] Motshweneng Simon Gopane (GK), [2] Themba Patrick Mnguni (RB), [20] William 'Naughty' Mokoena (MF), [18] Lebohang William Morula (MF).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 150-1.

Brendan Augustine and Naughty Mokoena were sent home on June 22 for violating the team curfew. Motshweneng Simon Gopane replaced Paul Evans, who himself had been a replacement goalkeeper for André Leander Arendse (both injured). Lebohang Morula replaced John 'Dungi' Moeti (MF), who dropped out with injury but still accompanied the team to the finals. "I've got a Welsh dragon tattooed on my arm and it's been pretty difficult hiding it from the other South African boys" Paul Evans said when he joined the squad 12 June, although he was born in RSA he was raised in Wales.

SCO: Coach: James Craig Brown / [12] Neil Sullivan (GK), [21] Jonathan Alan Gould (GK), [18] Matthew Stephen Elliott (CD), [19] Derek Whyte (CD), [15] Scotland 'Scot' Gemmill (MF), [13] Simon Thomas Donnelly (FWD).

Kit: Umbro.

Betting: 125-1.

Alistair 'Ally' Murdoch McCoist left out of final 22 in May, Andrew 'Andy' Lewis Goram pulled out of squad in May.

TUN: Coach: Henryk Wojciech Kasperczak (replaced 23 June by Ali Selmi) / [22] Ali Boumnijel (GK), [16] Radhouane Salhi (GK), [20] Sabri Jaballah (DF), [12] Mourad el-Melki (FWD).

Kit: Lotto.

Betting: 250-1.

USA: Coach: Mark Stephen Sampson, resigned 29th June / [16] Jürgen Peterson Sommer (GK), [12] Jeffrey Alan Agoos (RB), [22] Panayotis Alexander 'Alexi' Lalas (DF never picked again).

Kit: Nike.

Betting: 200-1.

YUG: Coach: Slobodan Santrać| [12] Dragoje Leković (GK), [5] Miroslav Ðukić (Djukić DF), [15] Ljubinko Drulović (MF).

Kit: Adidas.

Betting: 25-1.


Prize money

The amount of expenditure given to each team that qualified fot the 1998 WC by FIFA was approx:

  • £404,820 (CHF 1.038 million) – Per match/team.
  • + £292,500 (CHF 0.75m) for each association taking part as contribution towards team preparation
  • Conversion rate 1CHF = £0.39 or £1 = CHF2.53 in June 1998..

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

1998 Youngest Oldest
Player Eto'o (CAM) 17y 99d Leighton (SCO) 39y 300d
Goalkeeper Kawaguchi (JPN) 22y 315d Leighton (SCO) 39y 300d
Scorer Owen (ENG) 18y 190d Peláez (MEX) 35y 103d
Champion Trezeguet (FRA) 20y 270d Blanc (FRA) 33y 235d
Finalist Trezeguet (FRA) 20y 270d Dunga (BRZ) 34y 254d
Captain Kanu (NGR) 21y 337d van der Elst (BEL) 37y 56d
Coach K. Pyung-Seok(KOR) 39y 269d Zagallo (BRZ) 69y 337d
Referee Pedersen (NOR) 35y 33d Batta (FRA) 44y 238d

 


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