Soccer world championship 1998

Soccer world championship 1998 - France
Coupe you moons - France 98
number of nations of 172 (32 final round)
world champions France
venue France
opening 10. June 1998
final game 12. July of 1998
spectators of 2.775.400 (43,400 per play)
gates 171 (2.7 per play)
goal scorer king before it Šuker (Croatia) of 6 gates
Best player Ronaldo (Brazil)

the 16. Soccer world championship became of 10. June - 12. July 1998 in France delivered. World champion became France in the final against Brazil.

Table of contents

The host

after 1938 was France already 2. Times aligners of the soccer world championship. With the application France became generally accepted against Morocco and Switzerland. Altogether in 10 different stages of plays one delivered:

Bordeaux - Lens - Lyon - Marseille - Montpellier - Nantes - Paris - Saint Denis - Saint Étienne - Toulouse

official ball

Tricolore was the official ball of the FIFA WM 1998. The name and the Design of the ball were inspired by the French flag as well as the national colors ( the Trikolore) and „the gallischen cock “,the traditional symbol of the Frenchmen and the French football federation.

qualification

The following 32 crews qualified themselves for the WM 1998:
Africa: Cameroon (Info.) - Morocco (info.) - Nigeria (info.) - South Africa (info.) - Tunesien (Info.)
Asia: Iran (Info.) - Japan (info.) - Saudi Arabia (info.) - South Korea (info.)
Europe: Belgium (Info.) - Bulgaria (info.) - Denmark (info.) - Germany (info.) - England (Info.) - France (info.) - Italy (info.) - Yugoslavia (info.) - Croatia (info.) - the Netherlands (info.) - Norway (info.) - Austria (info.) - Romania (info.) - Spain (Info.) - Scotland (info.)
north and Central America: Jamaica (Info.) - Mexico (info.) - the USA (info.)
South America: Argentina (Info.) - Brazil (info.) - Chile (info.) - Colombia (info.) - Paraguay (info.)

mode

the 32 participants in eight Vorgruppen with ever four crews were divided. Both first of each group qualified themselves for the round of the last sixteen. Starting from the round of the last sixteen the tournament in the K became. - o. - System delivered.

play results

Vorrunde

for the first time participated 32 crews in the final round of a soccer world championship. Nearly all favorites survived the 1. Round. Only the Spaniards had to begin the home journey already prematurely after a surprising 2:3 in the play against Nigeria. The Spassmacher of the Vorrunde camewithout a doubt from Jamaica, with whose plays on ranks always a fantastische tendency prevailed. Likewise disappointing was cutting Cameroon off. After one had come 1990 still in the quarter final, this mark, like already 1994, was already after the Vorrunde conclusion.

Negative high point of the Vorrunde were German of hooligan, which hurt the French policeman Daniel Nivel before the play against Yugoslavia in Lens lethal.

group of A

Country struggled gates points
1 Brazil 6:3 6
2 Norway 5:4 5
3 Morocco 5:5 4
4 Scotland 2:6 1
10. June1998 in Saint Denis
Brazil - Scotland 2:1 (1: 1)
10. June 1998 in Montpellier
Morocco - Norway 2:2 (1: 1)
16. June 1998 in Bordeaux
Scotland - Norway 1:1 (0: 0)
16. June 1998 in Nantes
Brazil - Morocco 3:0 (2: 0)
23. June 1998 in Marseille
Brazil - Norway 1:2 (0: 0)
23. June 1998 in Saint Étienne
Scotland - Morocco 0:3 (0: 1)

group of B

Country struggled gates points
1 Italy 6:2 7
2 Chile 4:4 3
3 Austria 3:4 2
4 Cameroon 2:5 2
11. June 1998 in Bordeaux
Italy - Chile 2:2 (1: 1)
11. June 1998 in Toulouse
Cameroon - Austria 1:1 (0: 0)
17. June 1998 in Saint Étienne
Chile - Austria 1:1 (0: 0)
17. June 1998 in Montpellier
Italy - Cameroon 3:0 (1: 0)
23. June 1998 in Saint Denis
Italy - Austria 2:1 (1: 1)
23. June1998 in Nantes
Chile - Cameroon 1:1 (1: 0)

group of C

Country struggled gates points
1 France 9:1 9
2 Denmark 3:3 4
3 South Africa 3:6 2
4 Saudi Arabia 2:7 1
12. June 1998 in Lens
Saudi Arabia - Denmark 0:1 (0: 0)
12. June1998 in Marseille
France - South Africa 3:0 (1: 0)
18. June 1998 in Toulouse
South Africa - Denmark 1:1 (0: 1)
18. June 1998 in Saint Denis
France - Saudi Arabia 4:0 (1: 0)
24. June 1998 in Lyon
France - Denmark 2:1 (1: 1)
24. June 1998 in Bordeaux
South Africa - Saudi Arabia 2:2 (1: 1)

group of D

Country struggled gates points
1 Nigeria 5:5 6
2 Paraguay 3:1 5
3 Spain 8:4 4
4 Bulgaria 1:7 1
12. June 1998 in Montpellier
Paraguay - Bulgaria 0:0
13. June 1998 in Nantes
Spain - Nigeria 2:3 (1: 1)
19. June 1998 in of Paris
Nigeria - Bulgaria 1:0 (1: 0)
19. June 1998 in Saint Étienne
Spain - Paraguay 0:0
24. June 1998 in Lens
Spain - Bulgaria 6:1 (2: 0)
24. June 1998 in Toulouse
Nigeria - Paraguay 1:3 (1: 1)

Group of E

Country struggled gates points
1 the Netherlands 7:2 5
2 Mexico 5:5 5
3 Belgium 3:3 3
4 South Korea 2:9 1
13. June 1998 in Lyon
South Korea - Mexico 1:3 (1: 0)
13. June 1998 in Saint Denis
the Netherlands - Belgium 0:0
20. June 1998 inBordeaux
Belgium - Mexico 2:2 (1: 0)
20. June 1998 in Marseille
the Netherlands - South Korea 5:0 (2: 0)
25. June 1998 in Saint Étienne
Belgium - South Korea 1:1 (1: 0)
25. June 1998 in of Paris
the Netherlands - Mexico 2:2 (2: 0)

group of F

Country struggled gates points
1 Germany 6:2 7
2 Yugoslavia 4:2 7
3 Iran 4:2 3
The 4 USA 1:5 0
14. June 1998 in Saint Étienne
Yugoslavia - Iran 1:0 (0: 0)
15. June 1998 in of Paris
Germany - the USA 2:0 (1: 0)
21. June 1998 in Lens
Germany - Yugoslavia 2:2 (0: 1)
21. June 1998 in Lyon
the USA - Iran 1:2 (0: 2)
25. June 1998 in Montpellier
Germany - Iran 2:0 (0: 0)
25. June 1998 in Nantes
the USA - Yugoslavia 0:1 (0: 1)

group of G

Country struggled gates points
1 Romania 4:2 7
2 England 5:2 6
3 Colombia 1:3 3
4 Tunesien 1:4 1
15. June 1998 in Marseille
England - Tunesien 2:0 (1: 0)
15. June 1998 in Lyon
Romania - Colombia 1:0 (1: 0)
22. June 1998 in Montpellier
Colombia - Tunesien 1:0 (0: 0)
22. June 1998in Toulouse
Romania - England 2:1 (0: 0)
26. June 1998 in Saint Denis
Romania - Tunesien 1:1 (0: 1)
26. June 1998 in Lens
Colombia - England 0:2 (0: 2)

group of H

Country struggled gates points
1 Argentina 7:0 9
2 Croatia 4:2 6
3 Jamaica 3:9 3
4 Japan 1:4 0
14. June 1998 in Toulouse
Argentina - Japan 1:0 (1: 0)
14. June 1998 in Lens
Jamaica - Croatia 1:3 (1: 1)
20. June 1998 in Nantes
Japan - Croatia 0:1 (0: 0)
21. June 1998 in of Paris
Argentina - Jamaica 5:0 (1: 0)
26. June 1998 in Bordeaux
Argentina - Croatia 1:0 (1: 0)
26. June 1998 in Lyon
Japan - Jamaica 1:2 (0: 1)

round of the last sixteen

in the round of the last sixteen was born a new superstar, as Michael Owen in the 16. Minute to a solo one over thathalf place set and to 2:1 in-wetted. At the end it did not use anything. Argentina won in the penalty shootout after a turbulent play with a place reference for David Beckham. Italy continued to come dully against Norway, while France needed also still the extension, in order to defeat Paraguay. Germanygot ahead lucky against the actually stronger Mexicans. More olive beer-hope obtained briefly before end of the portion 2:1. Largest disappointment of the eighth final were those highly eingeschätzen Nigerianer, which took harsh gossips against Denmark and which had to begin home journey.

The Brazilians came easy against Chilefurther. Croatia won in an extremely weak play against Romania by a gate of before it Šuker. The Netherlands got ahead lucky against Yugoslavia. The victory gate fell only in the 90. Minute, the Yugoslavs with the conditions of 1:1 an eleven-meter had before fired.

27. June1998 Marseille Italy - Norway 1:0 (1: 0)
27. June 1998 of Paris Brazil - Chile 4:1 (3: 0)
28. June 1998 Lens France - Paraguay 1:0 n.GG. (0: 0, 0:0)
28. June 1998 Saint Denis Nigeria - Denmark 1:4 (0: 3)
29. June 1998 Montpellier Germany - Mexico 2:1 (0: 0)
29. June 1998 Toulouse the Netherlands - Yugoslavia 2:1 (1: 0)
30. June 1998 Bordeaux Romania - Croatia 0:1 (0: 1)
30. June 1998 Saint Étienne Argentina - England 6:5 n.E. (2: 2, 2:2, 2:2)

quarter final

in the quarter final it came to four dramatic portions.

With Italy approximatelyFrance remained it 120 minutes long torlos. In the penalty shootout the Frenchmen had however the better nerves. Pitch bird of the play was Luigi di Biagio, who set the last and crucial eleven-meter to the transverse slat.

Brazil trembled itself against the Underdog from Denmark in the semi-final. AfterDenmark first with 1:0 into guidance to go knew, still turned the decisively favored Brazilians the play before the break. 2:2 reconciliation succeeded to Brian Laudrup before Rivaldo after one hour the south Americans in guidance brought again. Briefly before conclusion Denmark had Rieper by Marks stilltwo large chances, which were however pitifully assigned and Brazil in the semi-final brought.

In a hochklassigen play between the Netherlands and Argentina the “Oranjes” kept the upper hand with 2:1. Player of the daily was Dennis Bergkamp, that 1:0 prepared and in the sequel time that2:1 victory gate obtained.

Germany separated despite the probably strongest achievement in the tournament against Croatia. A disputed place reference against Christian Wörns in the 40. Minute brought Germany on the loser route. Croatia used the majority in the future more clever and came in such a way to one3:0 success and to a successful revenge for from in the quarter final at the EM 1996.

3. July 1998 Saint Denis Italy - France 3:4 n.E. (0: 0, 0:0, 0:0)
3. July 1998 Nantes Brazil - Denmark 3:2 (2: 1)
4. July 1998 Marseille the Netherlands - Argentina 2:1 (1: 1)
4. July 1998 Lyon Germany - Croatia 0:3 (0: 1)

semi-final

Brazil had the better nerves in the semi-final against the Netherlands and could in the penalty shootout become generally accepted. During the regular play time Ronaldo brought the Selecao in guidance. 3 minutes before conclusionPatrick Kluivert adjusted and forced thus the penalty shootout, after the extension had remained torlos. While with Brazil all contactors transformed, Ronald de Boer and Phillipe Cocu failed because of Taffarel.

France could continue its triumphant advance against Croatia. After it to the half time still confessed to 0:0had, began the 2. Half with a bass drum impact.Before it Šuker brought the Balkans kickers by its 5. Tournament hit in front. Of 80.000 spectators “Equipe tricolore” angepeitschte adjusted however postwended by Lilian Thuram. In the 70. Minute was then again it Lilian Thuram, that Franceby his second hit in this evening into a WM-final brought for the first time. Were Thurams only gates for the national team.

7. July 1998 Marseille Brazil - the Netherlands 5:3 n.E. (0: 0, 1:1, 1:1)
8. July 1998 Saint Denis France - Croatia 2:1 (0: 0)

Play around place 3

in the small final between Croatia and the Netherlands became generally accepted at the end the WM-Debütant of the Balkans. Goal scorer of the 2:1 of victory hit was before it Šuker, again thereby the exclusive guidance in the goal scorer list secured itself and thus goal scorer king of the WM 1998became. One marked the disappointment to the Netherlands after the half final failure. Croatia occupied 3 at the end earns place.

11. July 1998 of Paris the Netherlands - Croatia 1:2 (1: 2)

to final

the final of the football WM 1998 found to 12. July in the Stade de France betweenRecord world champions Brazil and host France instead of. Before the play there was plentifully confusion around the Brazilian Stürmerstar Ronaldo, which was missing until few minutes before the play on the play report elbow. Finally it stood then with whistled for the start however nevertheless on the field.

On the place showedthen in this evening however another its large class. Spielmacher Zinedine Zidane smoothed the way to the first large title for its team since 1984. Zidane met twice by head after hitting a corner balls. The Brazilian national team could not support the strongly up-playing and from 74.000 spectators Frenchman anythingoppose. Even as France after a place reference of Marcel Desailly the last 20 minutes in Unterzahl to play did not have succeeded it the south Americans the French defense around goal keeper Fabien Barthez to overcome. Emmanuel Petit with 3:0 in the sequel time set the point of conclusion.

The BrazilianCrew stayed far behind its possibilities. In particular Ronaldo worked by sections lethargisch. This led in Brazil to many questions, which even motivated the Brazilian parliament to furnish in addition a committee of inquiry which should examine the influence of the sponsor Nike on the national team.

12. July 1998 Saint Denis Brazil - France 0:3 (0: 2)

statistics

best goal scorers

Name country of gates
Before it Šuker Croatia 6
Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 5
Christian Vieri Italy 5
Ronaldo Brazil 4
Luis Hernández Mexico 4
Marcelo Salas Chile 4

star of the world championship

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