1998 Soccer World Cup - Group H, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group H 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 H, National Teams

Argentina
Argentina
Croatia
Croatia
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan

Group H, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Argentina Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 Yes
2. Croatia Croatia 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 Yes
3. Jamaica Jamaica 3 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 No
4. Japan Japan 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 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 H, Games Played

Game
Date
Results
1.
Jun 14, 1998
Argentina
Argentina
Japan
Japan
28'
Gabriel Batistuta
2.
Jun 14, 1998
Jamaica
Jamaica
Croatia
Croatia
27'
Mario Stanic
45'
Robert Earle
53'
Robert Prosinecki
69'
Davor Suker
3.
Jun 20, 1998
Japan
Japan
Croatia
Croatia
77'
Davor Suker
4.
Jun 21, 1998
Argentina
Argentina
Jamaica
Jamaica
31'
Ariel Ortega
55'
Ariel Ortega
73'
Gabriel Batistuta
78'
Gabriel Batistuta
83'
Gabriel Batistuta
(pen)
5.
Jun 26, 1998
Argentina
Argentina
Croatia
Croatia
36'
Mauricio Pineda
6.
Jun 26, 1998
Japan
Japan
Jamaica
Jamaica
39'
Theodore Whitmore
54'
Theodore Whitmore
74'
Masashi Nakayama