Stade de France

Stade de France

The Stade de France, located in St Denis, just north of Paris, is France's national stadium. It is one of the largest stadiums in Europe, boasting a capacity in excess of 80,000. Now used by both France's national football team and rugby team, the venue was originally built specifically for World Cup 1998.

The Stade de France hosted nine matches in World Cup 1998. One was the the Brazil v Scotland opening game where, not surprisingly, Brazil were victorious. Other games included four more group matches, a round of 16 tie, a quarter final, a semi-final and the final. France faced Brazil in the final, impressivley winning 3 - 0.


Location: St Denis

Capacity: 80,000

Construction: 1995 - 1998

Matches: Brazil 2 : 0 Scotland (June 10), Netherlands 0 : 0 Belgium (June 13), France 4 : 0 Saudi Arabia (June 18), Italy 2 : 1 Austria (June 23), Romania 1 : 1 Tunisia (June 26), Nigeria 1 : 4 Denmark (June 28), quarter-final Italy 0 : 0 France (July 3) [France won 4 - 3 on penalties], semi-final France 2 : 1 Croatia (July 8) and the final on July 12 France 3 : 0 Brazil.


World Cup 1998 Venues : Stade de France, Stade Velodrome, Parc des Princes, Stade de Gerland, Stade Felix-Bollaert, Stade de la Beaujoire, Stadium de Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Parc Lescure and Stade de la Mosson.