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FIFA World Cup 1998 Group G

 

world cup 1998 posterRomania, led by Gheorghe Hagi, now 33 and considered the finest Romanian player of all time, proved very strong and a last minute winner against Glen Hoddle's England team helped them finish in first place. Tunisia, in their second appearance in the finals finished last.

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England

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tunisia 1998 world cup

Tunisia

England 2 Tunisia 0

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (54,587)
15 June 1998

Alan Shearer, now England's captain, put his side ahead just before half time, nodding a free-kick in off the post. The score stayed at 1-0 until Scholes hooked in a fine short from the edge of the area with one minute left.

 

romania 1998 world cup

Romania

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Colombia

Romania 1 Colombia 0

Stade de Gerland, Lyon (37,572)
15 June 1998

Adrian Ilie scored the winner for Romania on the stroke of half time.

 

colombia 1998 world cup

Colombia

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Tunisia

Colombia 1 Tunisia 0

Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier (29,800)
22 June 1998

Valderrama, his strawberry blonde locks more impressive than ever, provided the pass that put Preciado in for the decisive goal, scored with only seven minutes left.

 

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Romania

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England

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Romania 2 England 1

Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse (33,500)
22 June 1998

Moldovan put Romania ahead early in the second half. In the 79th minute, Owen put England back in the match, scoring from close range after Shearer had brilliantly turned the ball back from the goal line. England pushed for the winner but in injury time, Dan Petrescu beat his marker to a long high ball and slid it through Seaman's legs for the winner.

 

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England

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Colombia

England 2 Colombia 0

Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens (38,100)
26 June 1998

Both teams were level on points going into the match although England had a one goal advantage in goal difference. Anderton (20') and Beckham (29') scored to put England through in second place behind Romania.

 

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Romania

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Tunisia

Romania 1 Tunisia 1

Stade de France, Saint-Denis (77,000)
26 June 1998

The Romanian team, to a man, dyed their hair yellow for the match. With six points already in the bag, they were assured of a place in the next round and a point in this game put them ahead of England.

 
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