Football: The Complete Guide to France '98

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England 2 Tunisia 0


Goals: Shearer 42, Scholes 89

Yellow cards: 1 (Campbell)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 10

Offside: 0

Free-kicks (against): 15

Coach: Glenn Hoddle

Goals: 0

Yellow cards: 3 (Clayton, Younes, Ghodbane)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 0

Free-kicks (against): 23

Coach: Henryk Kaspercazk

Running commentary

3 min: Sellimi gets away from Adams to set up first chance of match, but Campbell deflects Souayah's shot.

12 min: Goalkeeper El-Ouaer warned for time-wasting.

18 min: Campbell run sees ball almost fall for Scholes.

29 min: Le Saux' cross finds Scholes in the clear, but downward header too close to goalkeeper.

33 min: Sheringham's dipping shot from outside area tipped over.

37 min: Sheringham's cross met by lively Scholes, whose half-hit shot is saved.

41 min: Penalty appeal turned down when Clayton brings down Scholes. Free kick just outside area produces first England goal, Le Saux delivering ball for Shearer's head.

45 min: In first half injury time, defender Badra gets through for free header straight at Seaman.

45 min: Tunisia bring on Beya for Souayah at start of second half.

47 min: First yellow card of match, for Clayton's foul on Anderton.

58 min: Sellimi beats offside but can't get in shot.

60 min: Adams has close-range shot blocked. 64 min: Ben Younes on for Ben Slimane and almost immediately felled by stray boot from Batty's overhead kick.

69 min: Yellow card for Ben Younes (late tackle on Ince).

78 min: Thabet on for Harem Trabelsi.

82 min: Thabet header just over bar.

84 min: Enthusiastic welcome as Owen takes to the field in place of Sheringham and thus becomes third-youngest player in World Cup finals history.

85 min: Ghodhbane gets yellow card (tackle from behind on Batty).

87 min: One blemish on Campbell's display as he is booked for wild scythe on Ben Younes. Beya through but puts shot high and wide. 89 min: Ince flicks ball for Scholes, who bends in right foot shot from outside area.

Romania 1 Colombia 0


Goal: Ilie 45

Yellow cards: 3 (Filipescu, Munteanu, Petrescu)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 5

Offside: 5

Free-kicks (against): 21

Coach: Anghel Iordanescu

Goal: 0

Yellow cards: 1 (Santa)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 1

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 24

Coach: Hernan Dario Gomez

Running commentary

7 min: An enthusiastic Asprilla involved three times in intricate Colombian move.

10 min: Coventry's Moldovan almost gets on the end of cross from Ilie.

15 min: Great double save by Mondragon from Ilie and Moldovan.

21 min: Ilie shot from distance held at second attempt.

23 min: Munteanu volleys just wide from Hagi's corner as Romania continue to make most of the running.

27 min: Filipescu fortunate not to be booked for very high tackle on Rincon.

28 min: Hagi gives his side a fright as he stays down with a knee injury after tackle by Santa.

33 min: Gheorge Popescu almost puts header into own net - Colombia's closest call of the half.

39 min: Moldovan heads narrowly wide of the post after run by irrepressible Ilie.

42 min: Petrescu lucky to avoid yellow card for pulling back Valderrama.

45 min: Ilie grabs the lead just before break, cutting in from left and chipping over Mondragon.

45 min: Introduction of Valencia gives Colombia more attacking presence.

46 min: Santa yellow card (foul on Petrescu).

51 min: Filipescu booked (trip on Asprilla).

60 min: Rincon sends fierce shot just wide. 69 min: Yellow card for Munteanu (tripping Cabrera).

71 min: Stanga just past post after coming on as Romanian sub.

76 min: Hagi replaced by Marinescu.

78 min: Petrescu booked for tackle from behind on Rincon.

84 min: Last chance of an equaliser disappears as Stelea saves acrobatically from Valencia's drive.


Jamaica 1 Croatia 3

Goal: Earle 45

Yellow cards: 1 (Burton)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 4

Offside: 3

Free-kicks (against): 13

Coach: Rene Simoes

Goals: Stanic 27, Prosinecki 53, Suker 69

Yellow cards: 2 (Soldo, Simic)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 6

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 10

Coach: Miroslav Blazevic

Running commentary

4 min: Yellow card Soldo (rugged tackle).

13 min: Bilic tries 25-yard shot that bothers Barrett.

18 min: Jamaica expose some slowness in Croation defence as Whitmore plays inventive through pass.

21 min: Jamaica force two quick corners. From second Earle heads down. Stimac heads off line.

27 min: Stanic puts Croatia into lead, pushing ball in after Stimac's shot rebounds off bar after corner.

33 min: Thoughtful intrusion by Stanic into area allows Soldo to crack shot against bar.

36 min: Unusually, Suker uses right foot to hit dangerous first time shot. Barrett pushes it away.

42 min: Stanic given time for free header. Misses target and falls heavily.

45 min: Earle rises high and powerfully to head a classic goal from Gardner's centre despite defensive pressure.

53 min: Prosinecki puts ball across goal, either as shot or cross. It curls in off Lowe's hand which was just behind the line.

54 min: Burton has chance to make immediate reply but, crucially, misses with his header.

58 min: Yellow card Simic (foul on Gardner).

61 min: Yellow card Burton (arguing).

69 min: Suker's shot after creative Croatian move hits Gardner and beats wrong-footed Barrett for third.

74 min: Barrett bravely blocks Boban's close-in shot somewhere privately painful.

81 min: Goodison's tackle denies Suker another goal.


Scotland v Norway


1 Jim Leighton Aberdeen

2 Jackie McNamara Celtic

3 Tommy Boyd Celtic

4 Colin Calderwood Tottenham

5 Colin Hendry Blackburn Rovers

6 Tosh McKinlay Celtic

7 Kevin Gallacher Blackburn Rovers

8 Craig Burley Celtic

9 Gordon Durie Rangers

10 Darren Jackson Celtic

11 John Collins Monaco

12 Neil Sullivan Wimbledon

13 Simon Donnelly Celtic

14 Paul Lambert Celtic

15 Scott Gemmill Nottingham Forest

16 David Weir Hearts

17 Billy McKinlay Blackburn Rovers

18 Matt Elliott Leicester City

19 Derek Whyte Aberdeen

20 Scott Booth Borussia Dortmund

21 Jonathan Gould Celtic

22 Christian Dailly Derby County

Coach: Craig Brown


SCOTLAND: Craig Brown has a fully fit squad and may opt to start with Billy McKinlay in place of Darren Jackson.

NORWAY: Defender Vegard Heggen is injured. Henning Berg and Erik Myland will start despite revelations of nightclubbing on Saturday.

Last five meetings: 3 Jun 1992 (Oslo, friendly): Norway 0 Scotland 0. 15 Nov 1989 (Glasgow, WC qual): Scotland 1 Norway 1. 14 Sep 1988 (Oslo, WC qual): Norway 1 Scotland 2. 7 Jun 1979 (Oslo, EC qual): Norway 0 Scotland 4. 25 Oct 1978 (Glasgow, EC qual): Scotland 3 Norway 2.


1 Frode Grodas Tottenham Hotspur

2 Gunnar Halle Leeds Utd

3 Ronny Johnsen Manchester Utd

4 Henning Berg Manchester Utd

5 Stig Inge Bjornebye Liverpool

6 Stale Solbakken Aalborg

7 Erik Mykland Panathinaikos

8 Oyvind Leonhardsen Liverpool

9 Tore Andre Flo Chelsea

10 Kjetil Rekdal Hertha Berlin

11 Jahn Ivar Jakobsen Rosenborg

12 Thomas Myhre Everton

13 Espen Baardsen Tottenham

14 Vegard Heggem Rosenborg

15 Dan Eggen Celta Vigo

16 Jostein Flo Stomsgodset

17 Havard Flo Werder Bremen

18 Egil Ostenstad Southampton

19 Erik Hoftun Rosenborg

20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd

21 Vidar Riseth Linz ASK

22 Roar Strand Rosenborg

Coach: Egil Olsen

Brazil v Morocco


1 Taffarel Atletico Mineiro

2 Cafu Roma

3 Aldair Roma

4 Junior Baiano Flamengo

5 Cesar Sampaio Yokohama Flugels

6 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid

7 Giovanni Barcelona

8 Dunga Jubilo Iwata

9 Ronaldo Internazionale

10 Rivaldo Barcelona

11 Emerson Ferreira Bayer Leverkusen

12 Carlos Germano Vasco da Gama

13 Ze Carlos Sao Paulo

14 Goncalves Botafogo

15 Andre Cruz Milan

16 Ze Roberto Flamengo

17 Doriva Porto

18 Leonardo Milan

19 Denilson Sao Paulo

20 Bebeto Botafogo

21 Edmundo Fiorentina

22 Dida Cruzeiro

Coach: Mario Zagallo


BRAZIL: Mario Zagallo will probably replace Giovanni (substituted against Scotland) with Leonardo (his replacement) but will field an otherwise unchanged side.

MOROCCO: Mustapha Hadji, scorer against Norway, will again take pain- killers to play with a broken toe. Noureddine Naybet will man-mark Ronaldo.

Previous meetings: Oct 1997 (friendly): Brazil 2 Morocco 0. 3 Aug 1984 (Pasadena, Olympic Games): Brazil 2 Morocco 0.


1 Abdelkader El-Brazi FAR Rabat

2 Abdelilah Saber Sporting Lisbon

3 Abdelkrim El-Hadrioui Benfica

4 Youssef Rossi Stade Rennes

5 Smahi Triki Lausanne

6 Noureddine Naybet La Coruna

7 Moustafa Hadji La Coruna

8 Said Chiba Compostela

9 Abdeljilil Hadda Club Africain

10 Abderrahim Ouakili 1860 Munich

11 Ali El-Khattabi Heerenveen

12 Driss Benzekri RS Settat

13 Rachid Nekrouz Bari

14 Salaheddine Bassir La Coruna

15 Lahcen Abrami Wydad Casablanca

16 Rachid Azzouzi Greuther Furth

17 Gharib Amzine Mulhouse

18 Youssef Chippo Porto

19 Jamal Sellami Raja Casablanca

20 Tahare El-Khalej Benfica

21 Rachid Rokki SCMM Mohammedia

22 Mustapha Chadili Raja Casablanca

Coach: Henri Michel



Marcelo Salas (Chile)

Luis Hernandez (Mexico)


Cesar Sampaio (Brazil)

John Collins (Scotland)

Dan Eggen (Norway)

Moustafa Hadji (Morocco)

Abdeljilil Hadda (Morocco)

Christian Vieri (Italy)

Roberto Baggio (Italy)

Pierre Njanka (Cameroon)

Toni Polster (Austria)

Marc Rieper (Denmark)

Christophe Dugarry (France)

Thierry Henry (France)

Fernando Hierro (Spain)

Raul (Spain)

Mutiu Adepoju (Nigeria)

Garba Lawal (Nigeria)

Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria)

Ha Seok-ju (South Korea)

Ricardo Pelaez (Mexico)

Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)

Sinisa Mihajlovic (Yugoslavia)

Mario Stanic (Croatia)

Robert Prosinecki (Croatia)

Davor Suker (Croatia)

Robbie Earle (Jamaica)

Alan Shearer (England)

Paul Scholes (England)

Adrian Ilie (Romania)


Tommy Boyd (Scotland)

Youssef Chippo (Morocco)

Pierre Issa (South Africa)



Group E

Ha Seok-ju (South Korea) v Mex

Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands) v Bel

Group D

Anatoli Nankov (Bulgaria) v Par


Group A

Cesar Sampaio (Brazil) v Sco *

Aldair (Brazil) v Sco *

Darren Jackson (Scotland) v Br *

Said Chiba (Morocco) v Nor *

* Teams playing today

Group B

Angelo Di Livio (Italy) v Chile

Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) v Chile

Nelson Parraguez (Chile) v It

Clarence Acuna (Chile) v It

Francisco Rojas (Chile) v It

Samuel Ipoua (Cameroon) v Aut

Anton Pfeffer (Austria) v Cam

Group C

Morten Wieghorst (Den) v S Arabia

Marc Rieper (Den) v S Arabia

Allan Nielsen (Den) v S Arabia

Khalid Al-Muwallid (S Arabia) v Den

Emmanuel Petit (France) v SA

Didier Deschamps (France) v SA

Zinedine Zidane (France) v SA

Willem Jackson (South Africa) v Fr

Group D

Miguel Benitez (Paraguay) v Bul

Anatoli Nankov (Bulgaria) v Par

Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) v Par

Trifon Ivanov (Bulgaria) v Par

Guillermo Amor (Spain) v Nigeria

Miguel Angel Nadal (Spain) v Nigeria

Ivan Campo (Spain) v Nigeria

Uche Okechukwu (Nigeria) v Sp

Group E

Jaime Ordiales (Mex) v S Korea

Alberto Garcia Aspe (Mex) v S Korea

Lorenzo Staelens (Belgium) v Neth

Eric Deflandre (Belgium) v Neth

Group F

Zeljko Petrovic (Yugoslavia) v Iran

Dragan Stojkovic (Yuguslavia) v Iran

Group G

Sol Campbell (England) v Tun

Jose Clayton (Tunisia) v Eng

Imed Ben Younes (Tunisia) v Eng

Kais Godhbane (Tunisia) v Eng

Jose Santa (Colombia) v Rom

Iulian Filipescu (Romania) v Col

Dorinel Munteanu (Romania) v Col

Dan Petrescu (Romania) v Col

Group H

Masami Ihara (Japan) v Arg

Eisuke Nakanishi (Japan) v Arg

Takashi Hirano (Japan) v Arg

Zvonimir Soldo (Croatia) v Jam

Dario Simic (Croatia) v Jam

Deon Burton (Jamaica) v Croa


113 THE NUMBER of times, in three attempts, that Norway have failed to progress beyond the first round of a World Cup

117 THE NUMBER of times, in seven attempts, that Scotland have not progressed past the first round

112 THE NUMBER of full internationals that Brazil have won (out of 12) against African teams prior to today's game with Morocco

119 THE TOTAL number of players in the Norway and Scotland squads that play in the English Premiership

800 THE AMOUNT, in pounds, that a group of 10 Scots are paying between them to have an Indian meal flown from Bournemouth to Bordeaux today



AN ALLITERATIVE WORLD CUP XI Kasey Keller (United States)

Colin Calderwood (Scotland)

Noureddine Naybet (Morocco)

Cristian Castaneda (Chile)

Agustin Aranzabal (Spain)

Stale Solbakken (Norway)

Didier Deschamps (France)

Zinedine Zidane (France)

Stoicho Stoilov (Bulgaria)

Miklos Molnar (Denmark)

Mbo Mpenza (Belgium)


Bryan Baloyi (South Africa)

Gosho Ginchev (Bulgaria)

Jens Jeremies (Germany)

Mehdi Mahdavikia (Iran)

Mourad Malki (Tunisia)