Tournament Details



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

Stages:
Round 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 16 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
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).

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 France 2089 2319 (+230) 15 2 13 UEFA
    2 Brazil 2047 2087 (+40) 14 10 4 CONMEBOL
    3 Croatia 2006 2137 (+131) 11 5 6 UEFA
    4 Netherlands 1997 1990 (-7) 13 7 6 UEFA
    5 Argentina 1930 2034 (+104) 10 4 6 CONMEBOL
    5 Italy 2016 2024 (+8) 8 3 5 UEFA
    5 Germany 2013 1963 (-50) 8 6 2 UEFA
    5 Denmark 1882 1892 (+10) 9 7 2 UEFA
    9 Yugoslavia 1964 1950 (-14) 5 4 1 UEFA
    9 England 1969 1928 (-41) 7 4 3 UEFA
    9 Norway 1902 1903 (+1) 5 5 0 UEFA
    9 Mexico 1870 1889 (+19) 8 7 1 CONCACAF
    9 Romania 1878 1886 (+8) 4 3 1 UEFA
    9 Paraguay 1803 1872 (+69) 3 2 1 CONMEBOL
    9 Chile 1756 1716 (-40) 5 8 -3 CONMEBOL
    9 Nigeria 1709 1682 (-27) 6 9 -3 CAF
    17 Spain 1998 1984 (-14) 8 4 4 UEFA
    17 Morocco 1792 1858 (+66) 5 5 0 CAF
    17 Belgium 1825 1827 (+2) 3 3 0 UEFA
    17 Colombia 1739 1705 (-34) 1 3 -2 CONMEBOL
    17 Austria 1703 1689 (-14) 3 4 -1 UEFA
    17 Iran 1669 1686 (+17) 2 4 -2 AFC
    17 South Africa 1654 1660 (+6) 3 6 -3 CAF
    17 South Korea 1715 1649 (-66) 2 9 -7 AFC
    17 Scotland 1719 1641 (-78) 2 6 -4 UEFA
    17 Jamaica 1647 1640 (-7) 3 9 -6 CONCACAF
    17 Cameroon 1610 1624 (+14) 2 5 -3 CAF
    17 Bulgaria 1738 1617 (-121) 1 7 -6 UEFA
    17 Tunisia 1630 1616 (-14) 1 4 -3 CAF
    17 USA 1698 1613 (-85) 1 5 -4 CONCACAF
    17 Saudi Arabia 1631 1604 (-27) 2 7 -5 AFC
    17 Japan 1665 1579 (-86) 1 4 -3 AFC
    Top goal scorers:

    6 goals Davor Šuker
    5 goals Christian Vieri
    5 goals Gabriel Batistuta
    4 goals Luis Hernández
    4 goals Marcelo Salas
    4 goals Ronaldo
    3 goals Bebeto
    3 goals César Sampaio
    3 goals Dennis Bergkamp
    3 goals Jürgen Klinsmann
    3 goals Oliver Bierhoff
    3 goals Rivaldo
    3 goals Thierry Henry
    2 goals Abdeljalil Hadda
    2 goals Alan Shearer
    2 goals Ariel Ortega
    2 goals Brian Laudrup
    2 goals Dino Baggio
    2 goals Emmanuel Petit
    2 goals Fernando Hierro
    2 goals Fernando Morientes
    2 goals Kiko
    2 goals Lilian Thuram
    2 goals Marc Wilmots
    2 goals Michael Owen
    2 goals Patrick Kluivert
    2 goals Phillip Cocu
    2 goals Predrag Mijatovic
    2 goals Ricardo Peláez
    2 goals Robert Prosinecki
    2 goals Ronald de Boer
    2 goals Salaheddine Bassir
    2 goals Shaun Bartlett
    2 goals Slobodan Komljenovic
    2 goals Theodore Whitmore
    2 goals Viorel Moldovan
    2 goals Zinedine Zidane
    1 goal Adrian Ilie
    1 goal Alberto García Aspe
    1 goal Allan Nielsen
    1 goal Andreas Herzog
    1 goal Andreas Möller
    1 goal Benni McCarthy
    1 goal Bixente Lizarazu
    1 goal Boudewijn Zenden
    1 goal Brian McBride
    1 goal Celso Ayala
    1 goal Christophe Dugarry
    1 goal Claudio López
    1 goal Craig Burley
    1 goal Cuauhtémoc Blanco
    1 goal Dan Eggen
    1 goal Dan Petrescu
    1 goal Darren Anderton
    1 goal David Beckham
    1 goal David Trezeguet
    1 goal Dragan Stojkovic
    1 goal Ebbe Sand
    1 goal Edgar Davids
    1 goal Emil Kostadinov
    1 goal Garba Lawal
    1 goal Goran Vlaovic
    1 goal Ha Seok-Ju
    1 goal Hamid Estili
    1 goal Håvard Flo
    1 goal Ivica Vastic
    1 goal Javier Zanetti
    1 goal John Collins
    1 goal José Cardozo
    1 goal José Luis Sierra
    1 goal Kjetil Rekdal
    1 goal Laurent Blanc
    1 goal Léider Preciado
    1 goal Luc Nilis
    1 goal Luis Enrique
    1 goal Marc Overmars
    1 goal Marc Rieper
    1 goal Mario Stanic
    1 goal Martin Jørgensen
    1 goal Masashi Nakayama
    1 goal Mauricio Pineda
    1 goal Mehdi Mahdavikia
    1 goal Michael Laudrup
    1 goal Miguel Ángel Benítez
    1 goal Mustapha Hadji
    1 goal Mutiu Adepoju
    1 goal Patrick Mboma
    1 goal Paul Scholes
    1 goal Peter Møller
    1 goal Pierre Njanka
    1 goal Pierre van Hooijdonk
    1 goal Raúl
    1 goal Robbie Earle
    1 goal Robert Jarni
    1 goal Roberto Baggio
    1 goal Sami Al-Jaber
    1 goal Skander Souayah
    1 goal Sunday Oliseh
    1 goal Thomas Helveg
    1 goal Tijjani Babangida
    1 goal Toni Polster
    1 goal Tore André Flo
    1 goal Victor Ikpeba
    1 goal Wilson Oruma
    1 goal Yoo Sang-Chul
    1 goal Youri Djorkaeff
    1 goal Yousuf Al-Thunayan