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 Group C Standings

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
+/-
PTS

France

1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3

Denmark

1
1
0
0
3
0
3
3

Saudi Arabia

1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0

South Africa

1
0
0
1
0
3
-3
0

* 5th Match - 3:30 pm GMT - Saudi Arabia vs. Denmark (0-1) Lens

Attendance: 38,140

Goals

Denmark: Rieper 68

Saudi Arabia: None

Defender Marc Rieper headed the winning goal of his team.

 

Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Al Deayea, Mohammed Al Jahani, Mohamed Al Khilaiwi, Abdullah Zubromawi, Hussein Omar Sulimani, Fouad Amin Anouar (cap) (Hamzah Saleh 79), Saed Al Oweiran (Oubeid Al Dosari 80), Khaled Al Muwallid,Khamis Al Oweiran, Ibrahim Al Shahrani, Sami Al Jaber (Yossef Al Thyniyan 84)

Denmark: Peter Schmeichel, Marc Rieper, Jes Hogh, Soeren Colding, Michael Schjonberg, Thomas Helveg, Morten Wieghorst (Allan Nielsen 66), Martin Joergensen (Per Frandsen 74), Michael Laudrup (cap), Brian Laudrup (Jan Heintze 84), Ebbe Sand

 

* 6th Match - 7:00 pm GMT - France vs RSA (3-0) - Marseille

Attendance: 55,077

 

Goals

France: Dugarry (35), Issa own goal(80), Henri (90)

South Africa: None

France beat South Africa 3-0 in their opening match of the World Cup tournament to make a ideal start to their bid to win the title at home. Substitute Christophe Dugarry headed France into a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute, Pierre Issa's own goal gave a 2-0 lead to theFrench, and Thierry Henri ending the scoring to make it 3-0 at the last minute of the game.

France: 16. Fabien Barthez, 15. Lilian Thuram, 8. Marcel Desailly, 5. Laurent Blanc, 3. Bixente Lizarazu, 7. Didier Deschamps (Capt), 17. Emmanuel Petit (14. Alain Boghossian), 6. Youri Djorkaeff (20. David Trezeguet), 10. Zinedine Zidane, 12. Thierry Henry, 9. Stephane Guivarc'h (21. Christophe Dugarry)

South Africa: 1. Hans Vonk, 5. Mark Fish, 21. Pierre Issa, 4. Willem Jackson, 3. David Nyathi, 19. Lucas Radebe (Capt), 2. Themba Mnguni, 7. Quinton Fortune, 12. Brendan Augustine, 6. Phil Masinga, 17. Benedict McCarthy (9. Shaun Bartlett)

 

Schedule

GROUP C

GAME #

DATE

VENUE

TIME

TEAMS

FINAL
[5]

12-Jun-98  

Lens

17:30

Saudi Arabia vs. Denmark

0 - 1
[6]

12-Jun-98

Marseille

21:00

France vs. South Africa

3 - 0
[22]

18-Jun-98  

Toulouse

17:30

South Africa vs. Denmark

[21]

18-Jun-98

Paris St. Denis

21:00

France vs. Saudi Arabia

[38]

24-Jun-98

Lyon

16:00

France vs. Denmark

[40]

24-Jun-98  

Bordeaux

16:00

South Africa vs. Saudi Arabia

ALL TIMES GMT

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