1998 Soccer World Cup - Group C, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group C of the first round stage played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

Group C, National Teams

Denmark
Denmark
France
France
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South Africa

Group C, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. France France 9 3 3 0 0 9 1 8 Yes
2. Denmark Denmark 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 Yes
3. South Africa South Africa 2 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 No
4. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 No

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference

Group C, Games Played

Game
Date
Results
1.
Jun 12, 1998
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Denmark
Denmark
69'
Marc Rieper
2.
Jun 12, 1998
France
France
South Africa
South Africa
36'
Christophe Dugarry
77'
Pierre Issa
(own goal)
90'+2'
Thierry Henry
3.
Jun 18, 1998
France
France
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
37'
Thierry Henry
68'
David Trezeguet
78'
Thierry Henry
85'
Bixente Lizarazu
4.
Jun 18, 1998
South Africa
South Africa
Denmark
Denmark
12'
Allan Nielsen
51'
Benni Mccarthy
5.
Jun 24, 1998
France
France
Denmark
Denmark
12'
Youri Djorkaeff
(pen)
42'
Michael Laudrup
(pen)
56'
Emmanuel Petit
6.
Jun 24, 1998
South Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
18'
Shaun Bartlett
45'+2'
Sami Al Jaber
(pen)
74'
Youssef Al Tunayan
(pen)
90'+3'
Shaun Bartlett
(pen)