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1998 FIFA World Cup France ™

France 1998: Home glory

Awards

  • adidas Golden Ball: RONALDO (BRA)
  • adidas Golden Boot: Davor SUKER (CRO)
  • Best Young Player : Michael OWEN (NED)
  • Fair Play Award: England
  • Fair Play Award: France
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Fabien BARTHEZ (FRA)
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: France

News

Zidane lights the blue-touch paper for France

The home of tournament founder Jules Rimet, France enjoyed an unforgettable summer as its footballers finally tasted FIFA World Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane leading Les Bleus to victory over Brazil in the Final. France 98 was the first finals with an enlarged cast of 32 teams and among the newcomers were a Croatia side who, fired by the goals of top scorer Davor Suker, confounded expectations by finishing third.

Statistics

Goals scored

171

Qualified teams

32

Matches Played

64

Attendance

2,785,100

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