1998 FIFA World Cup Group A

Group A of the 1998 FIFA World Cup was one of eight groups of four teams competing at the 1998 World Cup in France. The first matches were played on 10 June 1998 and the final games took place simultaneously on 23 June 1998.

The group consisted of world champions Brazil, Norway, Scotland and Morocco. Matches took place at six different venues around France.

After Brazil beat Scotland and Morocco while Norway drew with Morocco and Scotland, Brazil had qualified as group winners with a game to spare. With ten minutes to go in the final two games, Morocco looked like they would take second place, because they were beating Scotland while Brazil were beating Norway. However, Norway scored two late goals to win and take the second qualifying place away from Morocco.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4   Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: FIFA

MatchesEdit

All times are local (UTC+2)

Brazil vs ScotlandEdit

Brazil  2–1  Scotland
César Sampaio   5'
Boyd   74' (o.g.)
Report Collins   38' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
RB 2 Cafu
CB 3 Aldair   45+2'
CB 4 Júnior Baiano
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 César Sampaio   37'
CM 8 Dunga (c)
AM 7 Giovanni   46'
AM 10 Rivaldo
CF 9 Ronaldo
CF 20 Bebeto   72'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Leonardo   46'
FW 19 Denílson   72'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK 1 Jim Leighton
RB 3 Tom Boyd
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry (c)
LB 22 Christian Dailly   84'
RM 14 Paul Lambert
CM 8 Craig Burley
LM 11 John Collins
RF 7 Kevin Gallacher
CF 9 Gordon Durie
LF 10 Darren Jackson   25'   78'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Billy McKinlay   78'
DF 6 Tosh McKinlay   84'
Manager:
Craig Brown

Assistant referees:
Fernando Tresaco Gracia (Spain)
Jorge Luis Arango (Colombia)
Fourth official:
Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

Morocco vs NorwayEdit

Morocco  2–2  Norway
Hadji   37'
Hadda   60'
Report Chippo   45+1' (o.g.)
Eggen   61'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway
GK 12 Driss Benzekri
DF 2 Abdelilah Saber
DF 3 Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
DF 4 Youssef Rossi
DF 6 Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF 20 Tahar El Khalej   90'
MF 7 Mustapha Hadji
MF 8 Saïd Chiba   79'
MF 18 Youssef Chippo   78'
FW 9 Abdeljalil Hadda   86'
FW 14 Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
MF 17 Gharib Amzine   78'
FW 11 Ali El Khattabi   86'
MF 16 Rachid Azzouzi   90'
Manager:
  Henri Michel
GK 1 Frode Grodås (c)
DF 3 Ronny Johnsen
DF 4 Henning Berg
DF 5 Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF 15 Dan Eggen
MF 7 Erik Mykland
MF 8 Øyvind Leonhardsen
MF 10 Kjetil Rekdal
FW 9 Tore André Flo
FW 17 Håvard Flo   72'
FW 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær   46'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Vidar Riseth   46'
MF 6 Ståle Solbakken   72'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

Assistant referees:
Halim Abdul Hamid (Malaysia)
Nimal Wickramatunge (Sri Lanka)
Fourth official:
Eddie Lennie (Australia)

Scotland vs NorwayEdit

Scotland  1–1  Norway
Burley   66' Report H. Flo   46'
Attendance: 31,800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway
GK 1 Jim Leighton
DF 3 Tom Boyd
DF 4 Colin Calderwood   59'
DF 5 Colin Hendry (c)
DF 22 Christian Dailly
MF 14 Paul Lambert
MF 8 Craig Burley
MF 11 John Collins
FW 7 Kevin Gallacher
FW 9 Gordon Durie   24'
FW 10 Darren Jackson   56'   61'
Substitutions:
DF 16 David Weir   59'
DF 2 Jackie McNamara   61'
Manager:
Craig Brown
GK 1 Frode Grodås (c)
DF 3 Ronny Johnsen
DF 4 Henning Berg   58'   81'
DF 5 Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF 15 Dan Eggen
MF 6 Ståle Solbakken
MF 10 Kjetil Rekdal   53'
MF 21 Vidar Riseth   71'
MF 22 Roar Strand
FW 9 Tore André Flo
FW 17 Håvard Flo   60'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Mini Jakobsen   60'
FW 18 Egil Østenstad   71'
DF 2 Gunnar Halle   81'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

Assistant referees:
Evžen Amler (Czech Republic)
Laurent Rausis (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)

Brazil vs MoroccoEdit

Brazil  3–0  Morocco
Ronaldo   9'
Rivaldo   45+2'
Bebeto   50'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
DF 2 Cafu
DF 3 Aldair
DF 4 Júnior Baiano   87'
DF 6 Roberto Carlos
MF 5 César Sampaio   36'   68'
MF 8 Dunga (c)
MF 10 Rivaldo   87'
MF 18 Leonardo
FW 20 Bebeto   72'
FW 9 Ronaldo
Substitutions:
MF 17 Doriva   68'
FW 21 Edmundo   72'
FW 19 Denílson   87'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK 12 Driss Benzekri
DF 2 Abdelilah Saber   76'
DF 3 Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
DF 4 Youssef Rossi
DF 6 Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF 20 Tahar El Khalej
MF 7 Mustapha Hadji
MF 8 Saïd Chiba   64'   76'
MF 18 Youssef Chippo
FW 9 Abdeljalil Hadda   32'   88'
FW 14 Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
DF 15 Lahcen Abrami   76'
MF 17 Gharib Amzine   76'
FW 11 Ali El Khattabi   88'
Manager:
  Henri Michel

Assistant referees:
Yuri Dupanov (Belarus)
Mark Warren (England)
Fourth official:
Paul Durkin (England)

Scotland vs MoroccoEdit

Scotland  0–3  Morocco
Report Bassir   23'85'
Hadda   46'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
GK 1 Jim Leighton
DF 2 Jackie McNamara   54'
DF 3 Tom Boyd
DF 5 Colin Hendry (c)
DF 16 David Weir
DF 22 Christian Dailly
MF 14 Paul Lambert
MF 8 Craig Burley   53'
MF 11 John Collins
FW 7 Kevin Gallacher   21'
FW 9 Gordon Durie   83'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Tosh McKinlay   54'
FW 20 Scott Booth   83'
Manager:
Craig Brown
GK 12 Driss Benzekri
DF 2 Abdelilah Saber   72'
DF 5 Smahi Triki
DF 6 Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF 15 Lahcen Abrami
DF 20 Tahar El Khalej
MF 7 Mustapha Hadji
MF 17 Gharib Amzine   76'
MF 18 Youssef Chippo   81'   87'
FW 9 Abdeljalil Hadda
FW 14 Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
DF 4 Youssef Rossi   72'
MF 16 Rachid Azzouzi   76'
MF 19 Jamal Sellami   87'
Manager:
  Henri Michel

Assistant referees:
Luis Torres Zúñiga (Costa Rica)
Lencie Fred (Vanuatu)
Fourth official:
László Vágner (Hungary)

Brazil vs NorwayEdit

Brazil  1–2  Norway
Bebeto   78' Report T. A. Flo   83'
Rekdal   89' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
DF 2 Cafu
DF 14 Gonçalves
DF 4 Júnior Baiano
DF 6 Roberto Carlos
MF 8 Dunga (c)
MF 10 Rivaldo
MF 18 Leonardo
FW 19 Denílson
FW 20 Bebeto
FW 9 Ronaldo
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK 1 Frode Grodås (c)
DF 3 Ronny Johnsen
DF 4 Henning Berg
DF 5 Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF 15 Dan Eggen
MF 8 Øyvind Leonhardsen   54'
MF 10 Kjetil Rekdal
MF 21 Vidar Riseth   79'
MF 22 Roar Strand   46'
FW 9 Tore André Flo   61'
FW 17 Håvard Flo   68'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Erik Mykland   46'
FW 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær   68'
MF 16 Jostein Flo   79'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

Assistant referees:
Gennaro Mazzei (Italy)
Dramane Danté (Mali)
Fourth official:
Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)