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1998 in association football
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
National team results
- The men's national senior squad didn't play any matches in 1998
- January 2 – Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Dutch footballer
- January 3 – Patrick Cutrone, Italian footballer
- January 5 – Carles Aleñá, Spanish footballer
- January 8 – Manuel Locatelli, Italian footballer
- January 11 – Salih Özcan, German midfielder
- January 16 – Odsonne Édouard, French footballer
- February 3 – Blás Riveros, Paraguayan footballer
- February 10 – Aitor Buñuel, Spanish footballer
- February 17 – Todd Cantwell, English footballer
- March 10 – Matías Zaracho, Argentinian footballer
- March 28 – Sandi Lovric, Austrian footballer
- March 31
- May 7 – Dani Olmo, Spanish footballer
- May 8 – Johannes Eggestein, German footballer
- May 11 – Fran Villalba, Spanish footballer
- June 1 – Branimir Kalaica, Croatian footballer
- June 22 – Javairô Dilrosun, Dutch footballer
- June 28 – Óscar Rodríguez Arnaiz, Spanish footballer
- June 30
- July 8 – Yann Karamoh, French footballer
- September 1 – Emily Condon, Australian footballer
- September 19 – Jacob Bruun Larsen, Danish footballer
- October 27 – Dayot Upamecano, French footballer
- November 12 – Jules Koundé, French footballer
- November 24 – Muhammad Rafli, Indonesian footballer
- December 18 – Calvin Stengs, Dutch footballer
- July 13 – Pierre Garonnaire (82), French footballer