1998 FIFA World Cup was hosted by France. UEFA was allocated 15 places in the FIFA World Cup Finals. They were filled with
- Serbia & Montenegro
- France (HOST)
The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage. Ten of the 15 UEFA countries qualified but did not include the highly-ranked Spain.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
Ten UEFA countries advanced to the knockout stage. With UEFA countries paired together, only 3 UEFA countries and England did not reach the quarter finals. France become the 1998 champions beating Croatia, Italy and Norway on route. Whilst Croatia won the third place play-off against Netherlands.