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1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

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1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
Dates  10 March 1996 – 29 November 1997
Teams  174 (from 6 confederations)

The 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification was a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA confederations. The 1998 FIFA World Cup featured 32 teams, with two places reserved for France and Brazil as host nation and defending champions, respectively. The remaining 30 places were determined by a qualification process, in which the other 174 teams, from the six FIFA confederations, competed.

Qualification process

The distribution by confederation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is:

  • AFC (Asia): 3 or 4 places
  • CAF (Africa): 5 places
  • CONCACAF (North America): 3 places
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4 places (+ Brazil qualified automatically as 1994 FIFA World Cup winners for a total of 5 places)
  • OFC (Oceania): 0 or 1 place(s)
  • UEFA (Europe): 14 places (+ France qualified automatically as host nation for a total of 15 places)
  • After the first round of the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, the percentage of teams from each confederation that passed through to the round of 16 was as follows:

  • AFC (Asia): 0% (0 of 4 places)
  • CAF (Africa): 20% (1 of 5 places)
  • CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean): 33% (1 of 3 places)
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 80% (4 of 5 places)
  • OFC (Oceania): n/a (0 of 0 places)
  • UEFA (Europe): 67% (10 of 15 places)
  • References

    1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Wikipedia


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