World Cup 1998

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25 June 2014
England are back, and therefore so are the hollering headlines. Richard Edwards studies the back pages' back pages...
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25 June 2014
Musos used to say the devil has the best tunes. But does the devil work for the BBC or ITV? FourFourTwo's James Maw compares the British television theme tunes to the last eight tournaments to determine which network is best (at coming up with theme tunes). Wistful sighs and shameful cringing aplenty...
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6 June 2014
An alternative reflection on the 1998 World Cup, from Paul Watson...
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6 June 2014
Great goals, seminal sendings off, penalty heartbreak, Mick Jagger: England vs Argentina had everything. Those involved tell Paul Simpson the story...
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6 June 2014
Scotland's last World Cup appearance was eventful, if not successful. FFT speaks to Craig Burley, who made more headlines than most in Craig Brown's squad...
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6 June 2014
Neil Billingham looks at how one World Cup group game did more to repair relations between two nations than decades of diplomacy...
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6 June 2014
With the world expecting Ronaldo or Batistuta to pick up the prize, it was something of a surprise to see it won by a player from a country that only gained independence seven years previously...
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6 June 2014
Nobody really knows what happened with Ronaldo before the 1998 World Cup final. But that hasn'™t stopped the wild speculation, from conspiracy theorists to shock-jocks, politicians and team-mates...
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6 June 2014
The inside story of how a divided nation united behind a victorious team with a little help from Jacques Chirac, Gloria Gaynor and some Zidane fella...
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6 June 2014
Against a backdrop of racial tension, France returned from World Cup obscurity to host the first 32-team tournament. Cue more drama, excitement and scandal than ever before...

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