1998 FIFA World Cup Football -Stamps of France
The 1998 FIFA World Cup Football was 16th FIFA World Cup . It was held in France from 10 Jun 1998 to 12 Jul 1998. France hosted it for the second time after 1938. Thirty Two (32) teams participated and France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the final at Stade de France in Saint Denis to lift the trophy. Croatia defeated The Netherlands to clinch the third place.
Croatia , Japan ,Jamaica and South Africa made their first appearances in World Cup finals.
France issued a round shaped stamp on 28 Feb 1998 to commemorate this event.