Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: France
Dates: 10 June 1998 - 12 July 1998
Teams: 32

Stages:
Round 1: 32 teams split in 8 groups of 4.
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H
Round 2: 16 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • The first FIFA World Cup in which 32 teams competed at the finals.
  • The second round match between France and Paraguay witnessed the first Golden Goal in World Cup history (France won 1-0).


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1243 France Aimé Jacquet UEFA
    2 1112 Brazil Mário Zagallo CONMEBOL
    3 1130 Croatia Miroslav Bla┼żevic UEFA
    4 1043 Netherlands Guus Hiddink UEFA
    5 1098 Argentina Daniel Passarella CONMEBOL
    5 1025 Denmark Bo Johansson UEFA
    5 1051 Germany Berti Vogts UEFA
    5 1077 Italy Cesare Maldini UEFA
    9 950 Chile Nelson Acosta CONMEBOL
    9 1031 England Glenn Hoddle UEFA
    9 1016 Mexico Manuel Lapuente CONCACAF
    9 951 Nigeria Bora Milutinovic CAF
    9 1008 Norway Egil Olsen UEFA
    9 1026 Paraguay Paulo César Carpegiani CONMEBOL
    9 1019 Romania Anghel Iordanescu UEFA
    9 1022 Yugoslavia Slobodan Santrac UEFA
    17 974 Austria Herbert Prohaska UEFA
    17 996 Belgium Georges Leekens UEFA
    17 913 Bulgaria Hristo Bonev UEFA
    17 952 Cameroon Claude Le Roy CAF
    17 956 Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez CONMEBOL
    17 960 Iran Jalal Talebi AFC
    17 941 Jamaica Renê Simões CONCACAF
    17 913 Japan Takeshi Okada AFC
    17 911 Korea Republic Cha Bum-Kun AFC
    17 1008 Morocco Henri Michel CAF
    17 929 Saudi Arabia Carlos Alberto Parreira AFC
    17 917 Scotland Craig Brown UEFA
    17 953 South Africa Philippe Troussier CAF
    17 1033 Spain Javier Clemente UEFA
    17 937 Tunisia Henryk Kasperczak CAF
    17 905 USA Steve Sampson CONCACAF