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1998 FIFA World Cup was hosted by France. UEFA was allocated 15 places in the FIFA World Cup Finals. They were filled with

  1. GER Germany
  2. ESP Spain
  3. ENG England
  4. NOR Norway
  5. SMN Serbia & Montenegro
  6. ITA Italy
  7. FRA France (HOST)
  8. CRO Croatia
  9. ROU Romania
  10. NED Netherlands
  11. DEN Denmark
  12. AUT Austria
  13. BUL Bulgaria
  14. BEL Belgium
  15. SCO Scotland


Group StageEdit

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
1     ITA ITA   FRA FRA     NED NED   GER GER   ROU ROU  
2   NOR NOR     DEN DEN       SMN SMN   ENG ENG   CRO CRO
3     AUT AUT     ESP ESP   BEL BEL      
4   SCO SCO       BUL BUL        


Knockout StageEdit

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.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
Winner A v Runner-up B            
   
     
   
Winner D v Runner-up C
      DEN  Denmark  
   
    DEN  Denmark  
   
Winner E v Runner-up F
      NED  Netherlands  
    NED  Netherlands
    SMN  Serbia & Montenegro  
    NED  Netherlands
Winner H v Runner-up G
       
   
FINAL
    ENG  England  
   
Winner B v Runner-up A
      FRA  France 1st
    ITA  Italy
    NOR  Norway  
    ITA  Italy
Winner C v Runner-up D
      FRA  France  
    FRA  France
     
    FRA  France
Winner F v Runner-up E
      CRO  Croatia  
    GER  Germany
3RD PLACE
     
    GER  Germany     CRO  Croatia 3rd
Winner G v Runner-up H
      CRO  Croatia       NED  Netherlands 4th
    ROU  Romania
    CRO  Croatia  


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