France 98

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This article is about the charity association. For the World Cup, see 1998 FIFA World Cup.
France 98
Head coach France Aimé Jacquet
Top scorer Robert Pirès (6)
First colours
Second colours
First international
France 98 1 - 4 Olympique de Marseille
(November 4, 2002)
Biggest win
France 98 8 - 2 Team Karembeu
(May 31, 2008)
Biggest defeat
France 98 1 - 4 Olympique de Marseille
(November 4, 2002)
France 98 1 - 4 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
(November 16, 2003)

France 98 is an association founded by the French footballers who won the World Cup in 1998. They organise charity and testimonial matches for former players.

Didier Deschamps is the president of the association. Aimé Jacquet acts as the head coach whenever there is a game. The players are for the most part those who took part in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 victorious campaigns.

Matches played[edit]

First match[edit]

Organiser: Laurent Blanc

On November 4, 2002 in Nîmes against Marseille, to raise money for the victims of the floods in south-eastern France in September 2002. The match ended up in a 1–4 loss for France 98.

Second match[edit]

Organiser: Zinedine Zidane

On October 6, 2003 in Marseille against Marseille, to raise money for the victims of an earthquake in Algeria and those of fires in south-eastern France. The match ended up in a 1–1 draw.

Third match[edit]

Organiser: Bixente Lizarazu

Fourth match[edit]

Organiser: Fabien Barthez

On May 30, 2005 in Toulouse against Toulouse, to raise money for the victims of the explosion of chemical factory AZF. The match ended up in a 1–2 loss for France 98, with Daniel Moreira playing for both teams during the match.

Fifth match[edit]

Organiser: Pascal Vahirua

On May 26, 2008 in Tahiti for Pascal Vahirua's testimonial match against a selection of « friends of Pascal Vahirua's », mostly Tahitian players. The match ended up in a 3–3 draw.

Sixth match[edit]

Organiser: Christian Karembeu

On May 31, 2008 in Nouméa for Christian Karembeu's testimonial match against Team Karembeu, composed for the most part of Karembeu's Melanesian friends. The match ended up in an 8–2 victory for France 98.

Seventh match[edit]

On July 12, 2008 in the Stade de France (Saint-Denis) for the tenth anniversary of the win in the World Cup final. France 98 played a World selection in front of over 80,000 spectators. The match ended up in a 3–3 draw.

Trophée d'honneur[edit]

On May 11, 2008, France 98 were awarded the Trophée d'honneur during the Trophées UNFP du football ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the World Cup victory.

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