The World Cup Years: France v Brazil, 1998 World Cup Final

Ollie Irish

17th, May 2010

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By Ollie Irish

France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez leaps over Brazil striker Ronaldo, as France’s Lilian Thuram looks on, during the 1998 World Cup final in Paris. France won 3-0 to lift its first ever World Cup, thanks to goals by the great Zinedine Zidane (2) and former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit.

Photo: Michael Steele / EMPICS

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  1. Deckard says:

    As the story goes, Ronaldo was very ill just prior to the kick-off of the Final. We can only wonder what might’ve been had he been fully fit. I’m glad France won in the end though, albeit I think Brazil played tougher opponents in getting to the Final, namely Holland and Denmark.

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