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21 World Cup memories we won't forget from France '98

Glory for France, Zidane’s headers, Beckham’s red card and many more big moments.

1. Ronaldo and the Brazil lads in the Nike airport ad

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2.The BBC’s intro

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3. ‘Pat Butcher’ supporting Scotland

4. Sunday Oliseh’s screamer for Nigeria against Spain

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5. Graeme Le Saux’s defensive fail allowed Romania beat England

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6. Après Match debuted on RTÉ

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7. Jose Luis Chilavert’s free-kicks for Paraguay

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8. Romania’s players all go blond


9. David Beckham’s first goal for England arrived against Colombia

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10. But then he became a villain after this altercation with Diego Simeone

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11. An 18 year-old Michael Owen scored this cracker against Argentina

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12. Javier Zanetti scored after a brilliant free-kick routine by Argentina

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13. Laurent Blanc’s superstition of kissing Fabien Barthez’s head


14. Dennis Bergkamp’s first touch for THAT goal in the quarter-final against Argentina

15. Davor Suker winning the Golden Boot

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16. Lilian Thuram picking a good time to find the net for France

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17. Slaven Bilic’s reaction after being slapped by Laurent Blanc

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18. The mystery over Ronaldo being dropped against France before returning to the team


19. Zidane heading in a brace of goals in the final against Brazil

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20. Emmanuel Petit bags the insurance goal in France’s 3-0 win


21. And the hosts celebrate their first ever World Cup triumph

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What do you remember most from World Cup ’98?

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