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.

Standings

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

Matches

All times are local (UTC+2)

Brazil vs Scotland

Brazil  2–1  Scotland
César Sampaio  5'
Boyd  74' (o.g.)
Report Collins  38' (pen.)
Brazil
Scotland
GK1Cláudio Taffarel
RB2Cafu
CB3Aldair 45+2'
CB4Júnior Baiano
LB6Roberto Carlos
CM5César Sampaio 37'
CM8Dunga (c)
AM7Giovanni 46'
AM10Rivaldo
CF9Ronaldo
CF20Bebeto 72'
Substitutions:
MF18Leonardo 46'
FW19Denílson 72'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK1Jim Leighton
RB3Tom Boyd
CB4Colin Calderwood
CB5Colin Hendry (c)
LB22Christian Dailly 84'
RM14Paul Lambert
CM8Craig Burley
LM11John Collins
RF7Kevin Gallacher
CF9Gordon Durie
LF10Darren Jackson 25' 78'
Substitutions:
MF17Billy McKinlay 78'
DF6Tosh McKinlay 84'
Manager:
Craig Brown

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

Morocco vs Norway

Morocco  2–2  Norway
Hadji  37'
Hadda  60'
Report Chippo  45+1' (o.g.)
Eggen  61'
Morocco
Norway
GK12Driss Benzekri
DF2Abdelilah Saber
DF3Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
DF4Youssef Rossi
DF6Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF20Tahar El Khalej 90'
MF7Mustapha Hadji
MF8Saïd Chiba 79'
MF18Youssef Chippo 78'
FW9Abdeljalil Hadda 86'
FW14Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
MF17Gharib Amzine 78'
FW11Ali El Khattabi 86'
MF16Rachid Azzouzi 90'
Manager:
Henri Michel
GK1Frode Grodås (c)
DF3Ronny Johnsen
DF4Henning Berg
DF5Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF15Dan Eggen
MF7Erik Mykland
MF8Øyvind Leonhardsen
MF10Kjetil Rekdal
FW9Tore André Flo
FW17Håvard Flo 72'
FW20Ole Gunnar Solskjær 46'
Substitutions:
MF21Vidar Riseth 46'
MF6Ståle Solbakken 72'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

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

Scotland vs Norway

Scotland  1–1  Norway
Burley  66' Report H. Flo  46'
Attendance: 31,800
Scotland
Norway
GK1Jim Leighton
DF3Tom Boyd
DF4Colin Calderwood 59'
DF5Colin Hendry (c)
DF22Christian Dailly
MF14Paul Lambert
MF8Craig Burley
MF11John Collins
FW7Kevin Gallacher
FW9Gordon Durie 24'
FW10Darren Jackson 56' 61'
Substitutions:
DF16David Weir 59'
DF2Jackie McNamara 61'
Manager:
Craig Brown
GK1Frode Grodås (c)
DF3Ronny Johnsen
DF4Henning Berg 58' 81'
DF5Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF15Dan Eggen
MF6Ståle Solbakken
MF10Kjetil Rekdal 53'
MF21Vidar Riseth 71'
MF22Roar Strand
FW9Tore André Flo
FW17Håvard Flo 60'
Substitutions:
MF11Mini Jakobsen 60'
FW18Egil Østenstad 71'
DF2Gunnar Halle 81'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

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

Brazil vs Morocco

Brazil  3–0  Morocco
Ronaldo  9'
Rivaldo  45+2'
Bebeto  50'
Report
Attendance: 35,500
Brazil
Morocco
GK1Cláudio Taffarel
DF2Cafu
DF3Aldair
DF4Júnior Baiano 87'
DF6Roberto Carlos
MF5César Sampaio 36' 68'
MF8Dunga (c)
MF10Rivaldo 87'
MF18Leonardo
FW20Bebeto 72'
FW9Ronaldo
Substitutions:
MF17Doriva 68'
FW21Edmundo 72'
FW19Denílson 87'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK12Driss Benzekri
DF2Abdelilah Saber 76'
DF3Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
DF4Youssef Rossi
DF6Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF20Tahar El Khalej
MF7Mustapha Hadji
MF8Saïd Chiba 64' 76'
MF18Youssef Chippo
FW9Abdeljalil Hadda 32' 88'
FW14Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
DF15Lahcen Abrami 76'
MF17Gharib Amzine 76'
FW11Ali El Khattabi 88'
Manager:
Henri Michel

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

Scotland vs Morocco

Scotland  0–3  Morocco
Report Bassir  23', 85'
Hadda  46'
Scotland
Morocco
GK1Jim Leighton
DF2Jackie McNamara 54'
DF3Tom Boyd
DF5Colin Hendry (c)
DF16David Weir
DF22Christian Dailly
MF14Paul Lambert
MF8Craig Burley 53'
MF11John Collins
FW7Kevin Gallacher 21'
FW9Gordon Durie 83'
Substitutions:
DF6Tosh McKinlay 54'
FW20Scott Booth 83'
Manager:
Craig Brown
GK12Driss Benzekri
DF2Abdelilah Saber 72'
DF5Smahi Triki
DF6Noureddine Naybet (c)
DF15Lahcen Abrami
DF20Tahar El Khalej
MF7Mustapha Hadji
MF17Gharib Amzine 76'
MF18Youssef Chippo 81' 87'
FW9Abdeljalil Hadda
FW14Salaheddine Bassir
Substitutions:
DF4Youssef Rossi 72'
MF16Rachid Azzouzi 76'
MF19Jamal Sellami 87'
Manager:
Henri Michel

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

Brazil vs Norway

Brazil  1–2  Norway
Bebeto  78' Report T. A. Flo  83'
Rekdal  89' (pen.)
Brazil
Norway
GK1Cláudio Taffarel
DF2Cafu
DF14Gonçalves
DF4Júnior Baiano
DF6Roberto Carlos
MF8Dunga (c)
MF10Rivaldo
MF18Leonardo
FW19Denílson
FW20Bebeto
FW9Ronaldo
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
GK1Frode Grodås (c)
DF3Ronny Johnsen
DF4Henning Berg
DF5Stig Inge Bjørnebye
DF15Dan Eggen
MF8Øyvind Leonhardsen 54'
MF10Kjetil Rekdal
MF21Vidar Riseth 79'
MF22Roar Strand 46'
FW9Tore André Flo 61'
FW17Håvard Flo 68'
Substitutions:
MF7Erik Mykland 46'
FW20Ole Gunnar Solskjær 68'
MF16Jostein Flo 79'
Manager:
Egil Olsen

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

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