France Beats Brazil To Win FIFA World Cup

On July 12, 1998, France defeats favored Brazil 3-0 to win the FIFA World Cup at Stade de France in Saint Denis. This was the first World Cup France had hosted since 1938 and the country’s first-ever World Cup title.

The 1998 Les Bleus was a multi-ethnic squad that reflected the country’s diverse post-World War II make-up. Defender Lilian Thuram was from Guadeloupe, junior striker Thierry Henry was of Antillean heritage and brilliant playmaker Zinedine Zidane was descended from northern Algerian Berbers. Though from varied backgrounds, the players shared a common determination to improve on France’s performance in 1994, when the team failed to even qualify for the World Cup. At the team’s core was a stingy defense that allowed only two goals through its first seven World Cup games.

Even after a shootout victory over a disciplined Italian team in the quarterfinals and a 2-1 win over Croatia in the semi-finals, few believed France had a true shot at the championship, especially against world-renowned Brazil, led by Ronaldo, a precocious goal-scorer and the 1996 and 1997 FIFA Player of the Year. Although the 21-year-old would go on to be named the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 World Cup behind four goals and three assists, he came into the final against France with a sore ankle and a headache that left him dizzy.

To the surprise of many in the soccer establishment, the usually prolific Brazilians were unable to crack France’s defense and went scoreless in 90 minutes of play. Meanwhile, in the 27th minute of play, Zidane scored his first goal of the tournament, heading the ball into the goal off a corner kick and sending an excited buzz through the mostly French crowd. Twenty-one minutes later, Zidane scored a second time, again on a header from a corner kick, and the 80,000 spectators at Stade de France erupted. In the 68th minute, however, French defender Marcel Desailly was given his second yellow card and ejected. Though the French were now forced to play down one man, they continued to attack and in the third minute of added time, midfielder Emanuel Petit scored to put the French up 3-0 and ensure the team’s first World Cup victory.

France was the first host nation to win the World Cup since Argentina in 1978.

Posted in Sports.

51 Comments

  1. what if woman takes viagra
    viagra without doctor prescription https://viaonlinebuy.us cheapest viagra
    viagra dosage for 20 year old reddit

  2. who needs viagra when you have gorilla tape
    <a href=https://viaonlinebuy.us/#>viagra no prescription</a>
    how often can i safely take viagra

  3. Hi there, I found your blog by the use of Google at the same time as searching for a related matter, your site got here up, it seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just turned into aware of your blog thru Google, and located that it’s really informative. I’m going to be careful for brussels. I will appreciate in case you proceed this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  4. how to get viagra without a prescription
    order viagra https://www.v1agrabuy.com generic for viagra
    how long will viagra last

  5. why isnt viagra otc
    <a href=https://www.v1agrabuy.com/#>cheap viagra online</a>
    when does the patent expire on viagra

  6. who can prescribe viagra to you
    viagra without a doctor prescription https://www.v1agrabuy.com/ viagra pills
    viagra bad side effects

  7. viagra tips and tricks
    [url=https://viaonlinebuy.us/#]viagra buy[/url]
    what happens if you drink beer and then take viagra

  8. viagra over the counter cvs
    <a href=https://viaonlinebuy.us/#>cheap viagra</a>
    percentage of men who need viagra

  9. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers

  10. resdit how long does viagra last
    viagra prices https://trusttnstore.com/ viagra coupons
    how long are viagra pills good for?

  11. I seriously love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you develop this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own personal site and want to find out where you got this from or what the theme is called. Cheers!

  12. free samples of viagra or cialis
    [url=http://www.linkbrdesk.net/url/dvdg#]viagra buy[/url]
    cheapest viagra prices online

  13. how much for generic viagra
    viagra 100mg https://xs.ke/UjoJ cheap cialis
    how to buy viagra online without getting ripped off

  14. what happens if u take viagra and dont need it
    <a href=http://www.linkbrdesk.net/url/dvdg#>viagra without doctor prescription</a>
    what happens if a 16 year old takes viagra

  15. Great article! That is the kind of information that should be shared around the net. Disgrace on the seek engines for now not positioning this publish upper! Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thank you =)

  16. which enzyme does viagra affect quizlet
    viagra 100mg http://due.im/short/2jrR viagra coupons
    how does viagra work video

  17. viagra para hombres
    cost of viagrageneric viagra canada price https://popularedstore.com/ viagra without doctor prescription
    which presidential candidate was the first spokesman for viagra?is sildenafil same.as viagra

  18. viagra fuck
    canada pharmacy viagra generic https://ingogf.com/ viagra pills
    can you cut viagra in half whats viagra for

  19. how to safely buy generic viagra online
    tadalafil tablets viagra dosage https://lmeed.com/ sildenafil citrate 20 mg
    how much does viagra cost at walmart what is the blood pressure medicine like viagra

  20. female viagra 2015
    stendra vs viagra viagra samples https://goeedl.com/ generic viagra sildenafil citrate
    how long after prostat surgery will viagra start working for my penis

  21. cheap viagra in usa
    tadalafil https://edzxc.com/ generic cialis canada pharmacy free viagra samples
    where to buy viagra for women forum how to get real viagra

  22. price of viagra at walgreens how to order viagra or cilias
    viagra vs cialis https://edjass.com/ viagra generic availability viagra without a doctor prescription from canada
    viagra works best when

  23. where can i get viagra online
    tadalafil without a doctor’s prescription https://cialisdendi.com/ buy sildenafil citrate 100mg online
    what strength viagra do i need

  24. <a href=http://culinar-russia.ru/?p=249>best buy viagra for women
    </a> <a href=http://logunovrecords.ru/?p=266>buy cialis viagra levitra online
    </a> <a href=http://5amper.ru/?p=209>buy viagra online 25 mg
    </a> <a href=http://medmontazhwall.ru/domaster1_(177).htm>where can i buy generic viagra in canada without a perscription
    </a> <a href=http://cementolstroi.ru/conpanel1_(11).htm>pfizer viagra buy online india
    </a>

  25. [url=http://aleiskcity.ru/blogs/ug/pochti-500-rabot-pretenduut-na-soiskanie-premii-tefi-region-v-sochi.html]where to buy womens viagra in uk
    [/url]
    [url=http://39seo.ru/avangard_popolnilsya_podnebenny.html]viagra uk buy online
    [/url]
    [url=http://golie-zvezdy.ru/services.html]cheapest place to buy viagra
    [/url]
    [url=http://emailrassilka.ru/%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%88%D1%91%D0%BB-%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BB-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BB-%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8-%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BA/]is it legal to buy viagra online in the us
    [/url]
    [url=http://bronia.org/index.php/tanks/entry/Samohodnaya_ustanovka_SU-85_SSSR]buy viagra direct
    [/url]

  26. how much does viagra cost at walmart [url=https://popularedstore.com/]what happens if you take two 100mg viagra at once[/url] what viagra look like how to make viagra at home

  27. what is the scientific name for viagra how much does a 100mg viagra sell for on the street generic viagra coupon <a href=https://nancyedpharm.com/>what happens if a female takes male viagra</a> what happens if you take bunch of viagra at a young age nitro and viagra why doesnt viagra work for me

  28. viagra and headaches how high will my heart rate go up with viagra <a href=https://trustgenericstore.com/>how to get hard without viagra</a> how was viagra invented

  29. lovely lilith viagra falls 3 <a href=https://viagraalexandria.com/>how do you get viagra</a> is viagra a narcotic

  30. Absolutely NEW update of captchas solving package "XRumer 19.0 + XEvil":

    Captcha solution of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex,
    and more than 12000 another categories of captchas,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other software.

    Interested? There are a lot of introducing videos about XEvil in YouTube.

    FREE DEMO AVAILABLE!

    Good luck!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.