England's World Cup Record

France 1998

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 2 along with Italy, Poland, Georgia and Moldova.
The group winner qualified for the Finals, the second placed teams from each group advanced to a play-off round.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
01 Sep 1996ChisinauMoldova v England0-3
05 Oct 1996ChisinauMoldova v Italy1-3
09 Oct 1996LondonEngland v Poland2-1
09 Oct 1996PerugiaItaly v Georgia1-0
09 Nov 1996TblisiGeorgia v England0-2
10 Nov 1996KatowicePoland v Moldova2-1
12 Feb 1997LondonEngland v Italy0-1
29 Mar 1997TriesteItaly v Moldova3-0
02 Apr 1997ChorzowPoland v Italy0-0
30 Apr 1997LondonEngland v Georgia2-0
30 Apr 1997NaplesItaly v Poland3-0
31 May 1997ChorzowPoland v England0-2
07 Jun 1997TblisiGeorgia v Moldova2-0
14 Jun 1997KatowicePoland v Georgia4-1
10 Sep 1997LondonEngland v Moldova4-0
10 Sep 1997TblisiGeorgia v Italy0-0
24 Sep 1997ChisinauMoldova v Georgia0-1
07 Oct 1997ChisinauMoldova v Poland0-3
11 Oct 1997RomeItaly v England0-0
11 Oct 1997TblisiGeorgia v Poland3-0

Standings

Group 2PlyWDLFAPts
England861115219
Italy853011118
Poland8314101210
Georgia83147910
Moldova80082210

England qualified by winning the group.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group G, along with Romania, Colombia and Tunisia.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the next phase.

First Round Matches - Group G

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
15 Jun 1998MarseilleEngland v Tunisia2-054,500Okada (JPN)
15 Jun 1998LyonRomania v Colombia1-037,600Lim (MTS)
22 Jun 1998MontpellierColombia v Tunisia1-035,500Heynemann (GER)
22 Jun 1998ToulouseRomania v England2-135,000Batta (FRA)
26 Jun 1998ParisRomania v Tunisia1-180,000Lennie (AUS)
26 Jun 1998LensEngland v Colombia2-041,300Brizio Carter (MEX)

Standings

Group GPlyWDLFAPts
Romania3210427
England3201526
Colombia3102133
Tunisia3012141

England finished second in the group and qualified for the next phase of the tournament.

Second Round Matches

Second Round matches were played on a knock-out basis, the winner of each match qualified for the Quarter Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
27 Jun 1998MarseilleItaly v Norway1-060,000Heynemann (GER)
27 Jun 1998ParisBrazil v Chile4-148,000Batta (FRA)
28 Jun 1998LensFrance v Paraguay1-041,300Bujsaim (UAE)
28 Jun 1998ParisDenmark v Nigeria4-180,000Meier (SUI)
29 Jun 1998MontpellierGermany v Mexico2-135,500Pereira (POR)
29 Jun 1998ToulouseHolland v Yugoslavia2-137,500Garcia Aranda (ESP)
30 Jun 1998BordeauxCroatia v Romania1-035,000Castrilli (ARG)
30 Jun 1998Saint-EtienneArgentina v England2-2*36,000Nielsen (DEN)

*Argentina won 4-3 on penalties.
England were eliminated from the competition.