1998 in association football
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The following are the association football events of the year 1998 throughout the world.
- 1998 FIFA World Cup – France wins 3–0 over Brazil in Saint-Denis, France, winning their first cup. More than one million delirious fans jammed the Champs-Élysées, dancing through the night.
- UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid won 1–0 in the final against Juventus. This was Real Madrid's seventh European Cup title.
- Copa Libertadores 1998: Won by Vasco da Gama after defeating Barcelona SC on an aggregate score of 4–1.
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Chelsea beat VfB Stuttgart 1–0 in the final, winning the Cup for the second time.
- UEFA Cup: Inter Milan won 3–0 in the final against Lazio. This was Inter's third UEFA Cup title.
- UEFA Super Cup: Chelsea beat Real Madrid 1–0, winning the cup for the first time.
- February 17 – Manchester City fires manager Frank Clark and appoints Joe Royle as his successor.
- May 16 – Arsenal beats Newcastle United 2–0 to win the FA Cup, achieving The Double.
- August 16 – PSV wins the Johan Cruyff Shield, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 2–0 win over Ajax in the Amsterdam Arena.
- September 17 – Heerenveen makes a winning European debut after defeating Poland's Amica Wronki (3–1) in the first round of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
- October 8 – Manager Artur Jorge resigns at Dutch club Vitesse and is succeeded by Herbert Neumann.
- October 10 – Frank Rijkaard makes his debut as the manager of the Netherlands national team, as the successor of Guus Hiddink, with a 2–0 friendly win over Peru in Eindhoven. One player makes his debut as well: striker Jeffrey Talan from Heerenveen.
- December 1 – Real Madrid wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo by defeating Brazil's Vasco da Gama: 2–1. The winning goal for the Spaniards is scored by Raúl in the 83rd minute.
- December 7 – Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam fires manager Hans van der Zee. He is replaced by Jan Everse on December 24.
Winner national club championships
- England – Arsenal
- France – Lens
- Germany – 1. FC Kaiserslautern
- Hungary – Újpest
- Italy – Juventus
- Portugal – Porto
- Scotland – Celtic
- Sweden – AIK
- Turkey – Galatasaray
- Brazil – Corinthians
- Bolivia – Blooming
- Chile – Colo-Colo
- Ecuador – LDU Quito
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
- African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso (February 7 – 28 1998)
- Baltic Cup (April 21 – June 25, 1998)
- FIFA World Cup in France (June 10 – July 12, 1998)
National team results
Main article: Kazakhstan national football team 1998
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Main article: Sweden national football team 1998
- The men's national senior squad didn't play any matches in 1998
Main article: Chile national football team 1998
Main article: Ecuador national football team 1998
- June 4 – Miguel Montuori (65), Argentinian-Chilean footballer
- June 13 – Fernand Sastre (74), French footballer
- July 13 – Pierre Garonnaire (82), French footballer
- August 6 – Henk Bosveld (57), Dutch footballer
- September 2 – Jackie Blanchflower (65), Northern Irish footballer
- September 23 – Héctor Vilches, Uruguayan defender, winner of the 1950 World Cup. (88)