1998 FIFA World Cup France™
June 10 - July 12

1998 FIFA World Cup France™

1998 FIFA World Cup France™

Final Tournament Standing

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Les Bleus finally achieved their moment of glory.

Staging the World Cup for the second time, France reached their first Final, against four-time champions and hot favourites Brazil no less. Denied the services of the suspended Laurent Blanc, Les Bleus could have been forgiven for feeling apprehensive, especially with the likes of Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Cafu, Bebeto and Roberto Carlos lining up against them. Nevertheless, coach Aime Jacquet won the tactical battle against opposite number Mario Zagallo, and Zinedine Zidane was at his imperious best. Thanks to his brace and a late goal from Emmanuel Petit – when they were down to ten men – Les Bleus finally achieved their moment of glory.

MATCHES

Tournament News

FRANCE - JULY 04: WM FRANCE 98 Lyon; DEUTSCHLAND - KROATIEN 0:3 (GER - CRO 0:3) VIERTELFINALE; Lothar MATTHAEUS/GER, Zvonimir SOLDO/CRO (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
FRANCE - JULY 04: WM FRANCE 98 Lyon; DEUTSCHLAND - KROATIEN 0:3 (GER - CRO 0:3) VIERTELFINALE; Davor SUKER/CRO - JUBEL - (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
FRANCE - JULY 04: WM FRANCE 98 Lyon; VIERTELFINALE DEUTSCHLAND - KROATIEN 0:3 (GER - CRO); TEAM GER/Jens JEREMIES (13), Torwart Andreas KOEPKE (1), Michael TARNAT, Juergen KOHLER (4) - ENTTAEUSCHUNG - (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 04: WM FRANCE 98 Lyon; DEUTSCHLAND - KROATIEN 0:3 (GER - CRO 0:3) VIERTELFINALE; Dietmar HAMANN, Jens JEREMIES, Lothar MATTHAEUS, Juergen KOHLER, Thomas HAESSLER/GER (Photo by Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane celebrates at the end of France’s 2-1 win over Croatia in their 1998 FIFA World Cup™ semi-final on 8 July.
1998 World Cup Final, St, Denis, France, 12th July, 1998, France 3 v Brazil 0, Brazil's Ronaldo stands dejected at the end with silver boots and silver medal (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
FRANCE - JULY 12: WM FRANCE 98, FINALE Paris; BRASILIEN - FRANKREICH 0:3 (BRA - FRA); FRANKREICH FUSSBALLWELTMEISTER 1998; Torwart Fabien BARTHEZ/FRA fliegt ueber RONALDO/BRA - rechts: Lilian THURAM/FRA (Photo by Mark Sandten/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Japan players celebrate victory over Iran in their play-off for a place at France 1998.

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Davor Suker SCORES FOR CROATIA. FRANCE V CROATIA, 08/07/1998. WORLD CUP 1998 / SEMI-FINAL. FRANCE, SAINT DENIS.

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Gabriel Batistuta of Argentina celebrates scoring

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Zinedine Zidane celebrates putting France 2-0 up against Brazil in the 1998 FIFA World Cup™ Final. Zidane also opened the scoring for Les Bleus, who ran out 3-0 winners at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris.

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Brazil's ronaldo celebrates his goal against Chile in 1998

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