1998 FIFA World Cup

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1998 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation France
Qualification Dates March 10, 1996-November 29, 1997
Tournament Dates June 10-July 12, 1998
Champion France
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The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. France was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition (the first was in 1938) and the ninth time that it was held in Europe. Spanning 32 days, it is the longest World Cup tournament ever held.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying October 9, 1996 England vs. Poland Wembley Stadium
Qualifying October 9, 1996 Estonia vs. Scotland Kadriorg Stadium
Qualifying November 9, 1996 Germany vs. Northern Ireland Frankenstadion
Qualifying December 14, 1996 Wales vs. Turkey National Stadium
Qualifying April 30, 1997 England vs. Georgia Wembley Stadium
Qualifying April 30, 1997 Sweden vs. Scotland Ullevi
Qualifying October 11, 1997 Italy vs. England Stadio Olimpico
Qualifying October 11, 1997 Scotland vs. Latvia Celtic Park
Qualifying October 11, 1997 Belgium vs. Wales King Baudouin Stadium
Tournament June 10-July 12, 1998 all France
1998 FIFA World Cup (France) Countries
Champions France
Runners-up Brazil
Third Place Croatia
Fourth Place Netherlands
Quarterfinalists Germany • Italy
Round of 16 England
Group Stage Scotland
Non-Qualifiers Belgium • Estonia • Georgia • Latvia • Northern Ireland • Poland • Sweden • Turkey • Wales
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