1998 FIFA World Cup Group C

At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four, labelled A–H. Group C was composed of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Denmark and host nation France.

Denmark and France started well, defeating Saudi Arabia and South Africa respectively. Next, France scored four to eliminate Saudi Arabia and qualify with a match to spare, while Denmark and South Africa drew. Needing a big win in their final game, against Saudi Arabia, South Africa conceded two penalties and could only draw, so Denmark still qualified despite losing their final game to France.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Denmark 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3   South Africa 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
4   Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

MatchesEdit

Saudi Arabia vs DenmarkEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Denmark
Report Rieper   69'
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
DF 13 Hussein Sulaimani
MF 6 Fuad Anwar (c)   78'
MF 7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani
MF 14 Khalid Al-Muwallid   11'
MF 16 Khamis Al-Owairan
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber   84'
FW 10 Saeed Al-Owairan   79'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Hamzah Saleh   78'
FW 8 Obeid Al-Dosari   79'
FW 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan   84'
Manager:
  Carlos Alberto Parreira
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
DF 2 Michael Schjønberg
DF 3 Marc Rieper   60'
DF 4 Jes Høgh
DF 6 Thomas Helveg
DF 12 Søren Colding
MF 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
MF 14 Morten Wieghorst   12'   65'
MF 21 Martin Jørgensen   73'
FW 11 Brian Laudrup   84'
FW 19 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
MF 7 Allan Nielsen   73'   65'
MF 8 Per Frandsen   73'
DF 5 Jan Heintze   84'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson

Assistant referees:
Claudio Rossi (Argentina)
Jorge Diaz Garcia (Chile)
Fourth official:
Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

France vs South AfricaEdit

France  3–0  South Africa
Dugarry   36'
Issa   77' (o.g.)
Henry   90+2'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)   53'
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit   28'   73'
RW 6 Youri Djorkaeff   84'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane   75'
LW 12 Thierry Henry
CF 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h   26'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry   26'
MF 14 Alain Boghossian   73'
FW 20 David Trezeguet   84'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Hans Vonk
DF 3 David Nyathi
DF 4 Willem Jackson   39'
DF 5 Mark Fish
DF 19 Lucas Radebe (c)
DF 21 Pierre Issa
MF 7 Quinton Fortune
MF 10 John Moshoeu
FW 6 Phil Masinga
FW 12 Brendan Augustine   56'
FW 17 Benni McCarthy   89'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Helman Mkhalele   56'
FW 9 Shaun Bartlett   89'
Manager:
  Philippe Troussier

Assistant referees:
Arnaldo Pinto (Brazil)
Merere Gonzales (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

South Africa vs DenmarkEdit

South Africa  1–1  Denmark
McCarthy   51' Report Nielsen   12'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 1 Hans Vonk
DF 3 David Nyathi   28'   88'
DF 5 Mark Fish
DF 19 Lucas Radebe (c)   73'
DF 21 Pierre Issa   63'
MF 7 Quinton Fortune
MF 10 John Moshoeu
MF 11 Helman Mkhalele
FW 9 Shaun Bartlett   77'
FW 12 Brendan Augustine   46'
FW 17 Benni McCarthy
Substitutions:
MF 8 Alfred Phiri   65'   68'   46'
FW 6 Phil Masinga   77'
FW 13 Delron Buckley   88'
Manager:
  Philippe Troussier
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel   57'
DF 2 Michael Schjønberg   23'   82'
DF 3 Marc Rieper
DF 4 Jes Høgh   56'
DF 6 Thomas Helveg
DF 12 Søren Colding
MF 7 Allan Nielsen
MF 10 Michael Laudrup (c)   58'
MF 21 Martin Jørgensen
FW 11 Brian Laudrup
FW 19 Ebbe Sand   58'
Substitutions:
DF 5 Jan Heintze   58'
FW 9 Miklos Molnar   66'   58'
MF 14 Morten Wieghorst   85'   82'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson

Assistant referees:
Jorge Luis Arango (Colombia)
Celestino Galván (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Epifanio González (Paraguay)

France vs Saudi ArabiaEdit

Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi was sent off in the 19th minute after tripping Bixente Lizarazu from behind. Zinedine Zidane was ejected at the 71st minute when he appeared to plant his studs into the side of Saudi captain Fuad Anwar after they collided going for a ball.[1]

France  4–0  Saudi Arabia
Henry   37'78'
Trezeguet   68'
Lizarazu   85'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
DF 3 Bixente Lizarazu   50'
DF 5 Laurent Blanc   36'
DF 8 Marcel Desailly
DF 15 Lilian Thuram
MF 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
MF 10 Zinedine Zidane   71'
MF 13 Bernard Diomède   58'
MF 14 Alain Boghossian
FW 12 Thierry Henry   79'
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry   30'
Substitutions:
FW 20 David Trezeguet   30'
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff   58'
MF 11 Robert Pires   79'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani   7'   76'
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi   19'
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
DF 13 Hussein Sulaimani
MF 6 Fuad Anwar (c)
MF 7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani
MF 16 Khamis Al-Owairan
MF 20 Hamzah Saleh
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber   82'
FW 10 Saeed Al-Owairan   33'
Substitutions:
MF 12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi   33'   65'
MF 14 Khalid Al-Muwallid   65'
DF 17 Ahmed Dokhi   76'
Manager:
  Carlos Alberto Parreira

Assistant referees:
Reynaldo Salinas (Honduras)
Luis Torres Zuniga (Costa Rica)
Fourth official:
Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

France vs DenmarkEdit

France  2–1  Denmark
Djorkaeff   12' (pen.)
Petit   56'
Report M. Laudrup   42' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,100
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
DF 2 Vincent Candela
DF 8 Marcel Desailly (c)
DF 18 Franck Leboeuf
MF 4 Patrick Vieira   62'
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff
MF 11 Robert Pires   71'
MF 13 Bernard Diomède   53'
MF 17 Emmanuel Petit   64'
MF 19 Christian Karembeu
FW 20 David Trezeguet   85'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Alain Boghossian   64'
FW 12 Thierry Henry   71'
FW 9 Stéphane Guivarc'h   85'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
DF 2 Michael Schjønberg
DF 3 Marc Rieper
DF 4 Jes Høgh
DF 5 Jan Heintze
DF 6 Thomas Helveg
DF 13 Jacob Laursen   46'
MF 7 Allan Nielsen
MF 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
MF 21 Martin Jørgensen   54'
FW 11 Brian Laudrup   75'
Substitutions:
DF 12 Søren Colding   65'   46'
FW 19 Ebbe Sand   54'
MF 15 Stig Tøfting   78'   75'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson

Assistant referees:
Marc Van den Broeck (Belgium)
Emanuel Zammit (Malta)
Fourth official:
Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

South Africa vs Saudi ArabiaEdit

South Africa  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Bartlett   18'90+3' (pen.) Report Al-Jaber   45+2' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan   74' (pen.)
Attendance: 31,800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
GK 1 Hans Vonk
DF 3 David Nyathi
DF 4 Willem Jackson   46'
DF 5 Mark Fish
DF 19 Lucas Radebe (c)   65'
DF 21 Pierre Issa
MF 7 Quinton Fortune   38'   67'
MF 10 John Moshoeu
MF 11 Helman Mkhalele
FW 9 Shaun Bartlett
FW 17 Benni McCarthy   46'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Delron Buckley   46'
FW 14 Jerry Sikhosana   46'
MF 15 Doctor Khumalo   67'
Manager:
  Philippe Troussier
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
DF 13 Hussein Sulaimani
MF 6 Fuad Anwar
MF 16 Khamis Al-Owairan   30'
MF 18 Nawaf Al-Temyat
MF 20 Hamzah Saleh
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber
FW 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel   64'
FW 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan (c)   81'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani   64'
MF 12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi   81'
Manager:
Mohammed Al-Kharashy

Assistant referees:
Owen Powell (Jamaica)
Eddie Foley (Ireland)
Fourth official:
Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeSimone, Bonnie (19 June 1998). "France 4, Saudi Arabia 0". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune.