The 1998 FIFA World Cup knockout stage covers the games from the second round through to the final at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The top two teams from each of the eight groups qualified for the knockout stage. Teams played one game against each other, with the possibility of extra time and penalties if a winner could not be determined after 90 minutes.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition and the ninth time that it was held in Europe.
The top two placed teams from each of the eight groups qualified for the knockout stage.
The first games were played on 27 June 1998 and the final took place on 12 July 1998 in Paris.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|27 June – Paris|
|3 July – Nantes|
|28 June – Saint-Denis|
|7 July – Marseille|
|29 June – Toulouse|
|4 July – Marseille|
|30 June – Saint-Étienne|
|12 July – Saint-Denis|
|27 June – Marseille|
|3 July – Saint-Denis|
|28 June – Lens|
|8 July – Saint-Denis|
|29 June – Montpellier|
|4 July – Lyon||11 July – Paris|
|30 June – Bordeaux|
| Italy ||1–0|
| Vieri ||Report|
In association football, an assistant referee is an official empowered with assisting the referee in enforcing the Laws of the Game during a match. Although assistants are not required under the Laws, at most organised levels of football the match officiating crew consists of the referee and at least two assistant referees. The responsibilities of the various assistant referees are listed in Law 6, "The Other Match Officials". In the current Laws the term "assistant referee" technically refers only to the two officials who generally patrol the touchlines, with the wider range of assistants to the referee given other titles.
The German Football Association is the governing body of football in Germany. A founding member of both FIFA and UEFA, the DFB has jurisdiction for the German football league system and is in charge of the men's and women's national teams. The DFB headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main. Sole members of the DFB are the German Football League, organising the professional Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga, along with five regional and 21 state associations, organising the semi-professional and amateur levels. The 21 state associations of the DFB have a combined number of more than 25,000 clubs with more than 6.8 million members, making the DFB the single largest sports federation in the world.
| Brazil ||4–1|
| César Sampaio |
|Report|| Salas |
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is the governing body of football in Jamaica and is in charge of the Jamaican national team and the Jamaican National Premier League.
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) or the full name is the Football Association of Thailand under Patronage of His Majesty the King is the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer in Thailand. It was founded on 25 April 1916. They joined FIFA on 23 June 1925 and AFC in 1954.
| France ||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
| Blanc ||Report|
The Football Federation of Sri Lanka(FFSL) is the governing body of football in Sri Lanka. It operates the Sri Lanka national football team and Sri Lanka Football Premier League
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| Nigeria ||1–4|
| Babangida ||Report|| Møller |
The Kuwait Football Association is the governing body of football in Kuwait.
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Abdul Rahman Al-Zaid is a retired Saudi football referee. He is known for supervising two matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
| Germany ||2–1|
| Klinsmann |
|Report|| Hernández |
| Netherlands ||2–1|
| Bergkamp |
|Report|| Komljenović |
| Romania ||0–1|
|Report|| Šuker |
| Argentina ||2–2 (a.e.t.)|
| Batistuta |
|Report|| Shearer |
| Berti |
| Italy ||0–0 (a.e.t.)|
| R. Baggio |
| Brazil ||3–2|
| Bebeto |
|Report|| Jørgensen |
| Netherlands ||2–1|
| Kluivert |
|Report|| López |
| Germany ||0–3|
|Report|| Jarni |
| Brazil ||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
| Ronaldo ||Report|| Kluivert |
| Ronaldo |
| France ||2–1|
| Thuram ||Report|| Šuker |
| Netherlands ||1–2|
| Zenden ||Report|| Prosinečki |
| Brazil ||0–3|
|Report|| Zidane |
The 1998–99 UEFA Cup was won by Parma comfortably in the final against Marseille. It was their second title in the competition.
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