One in this series of sports programs. This program contains the World Cup '98 soccer final between Brazil and France, broadcast live from the Stade de France in St. Denis, France, and hosted by Brent Musburger. During the pre-show, Rob Stone reports on Brazil's correction of the original omission of Brazilian star Ronaldo from the starting lineup; Musburger and co-host Ty Keough talk about the pressure on the two goalkeepers -- Taffarel of Brazil and Fabien Barthez of France; Jim McKay presents a brief biography of Ronaldo; Musburger and Keough discuss the idea that France is a team of immigrants; and Keough and Musburger examine the strengths of each team. Just before the match begins, commentators Bob Ley and Seamus Malin announce the starting lineups for both teams, and the fans sing both the French and Brazilian national anthems. At this point, the match begins; Ley and Malin provide a running commentary. During the first half, France's Bixente Lizarazu gets a free kick after a collision with Brazil's Cafu; France's Franck Leboeuf is charged with a foul for tackling Ronaldo from behind; Barthez makes a save against a shot by Ronaldo; Brazil's Leonardo takes a corner kick, and nearly scores; France's Zinedine Zidane scores on a corner kick by teammate Emmanuel Petit; Brazil's Junior Baiano gets a yellow card for fouling France's Youri Djorkaeff; France's Didier Deschamps gets a yellow card for fouling Brazil's Rivaldo; Taffarel saves a shot by Guivarc'h; Zidane scores again on the second of two French corner kicks; and Brazil gets a corner kick, but fails to score.

At halftime the score is two-zero, France. During halftime, Musburger and Keough look at the highlights of the first half of this final match and the entire World Cup season, and they update the leader boards for the Ford Senior Players Championship and the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. Meanwhile, back in St. Denis, Ley and Malin continue their commentary. During the second half, Brazil replaces Leonardo with Denilson; France's Marcel Desailly gets a yellow card for fouling Cafu; Brazil fails to score on a corner kick by Roberto Carlos; Brazil's Bebeto draws a foul; Desailly gets injured and receives medical attention; France's Christian Karembeu gets a yellow card for fouling Denilson; Barthez makes a save against a shot by Ronaldo; France replaces Karembeu with Alain Boghossian; Desailly makes a save when Barthez is caught out of the net; France replaces Guivarc'h with Christophe Dugarry; Brazil fails to score on a corner kick by Bebeto; and Desailly receives a second yellow card for fouling Cafu and is ejected from the game.

Brazil substitutes Cesar Sampaio with Edmundo; a foul is called against Brazil's Denilson; France substitutes Youri Djorkaeff with Patrick Vieira; France's Christophe Dugarry takes a shot, but misses; Brazil fails to score on a corner kick; and Emmanuel Petit scores against Brazilian goalkeeper Taffarel. The final score is three-zero, France, thus France is declared the World Champion. After the match, Musburger and Ty Keough discuss France's strong defense and show highlights from the second half. Back in St. Denis, the members of Team France receive their gold medals, and captain Didier Deschamps is handed the World Cup trophy. At the conclusion of the program, Andrea McArdle sings a musical tribute to World Cup soccer. Includes commercials, promos, and a public service announcement.

(This program contains minor technical problems. This represents the best copy of this program currently available to the Museum.)

Cataloging of this program was made possible by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.


  • DATE: July 12, 1998 Sunday 2:45 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:56:31
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:54140
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1961-
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    • Brent Musburger … Host, Sports Commentator
    • Ty Keough … Host, Sports Commentator
    • Bob Ley … Sports Commentator
    • Rob Stone … Sports Commentator
    • Jim McKay … Sports Commentator
    • Seamus Malin … Sports Commentator
    • Andrea McArdle … Performer
    • Ronaldo … Talent, Nike footwear commercial
    • Junior Baiano
    • Fabien Barthez
    • Bebeto
    • Alain Boghossian
    • Cafu
    • Roberto Carlos
    • Denilson
    • Marcel Desailly
    • Didier Deschamps
    • Youri Djorkaeff
    • Christophe Dugarry
    • Dunga
    • Stefan Guivarc'h
    • Christian Karembeu
    • Franck Leboeuf
    • Leonardo
    • Bixente Lizarazu
    • Emmanuel Petit
    • Rivaldo
    • Ronaldo
    • Taffarel
    • Zinedine Zidane
    • Didier Deschamps
    • Cesar Sampaio
    • Patrick Vieira