Second Round matches at France 98 played on Saturday, 27th June.
Brazil vs Chile in Paris (4:1).
Italy vs Norway in Marseilles (1:0).
There was a lot of debate about Tore Andre Flo and the penalty against
Brazil, but it's history now; and so are Norway.
An early goal for the Squadra Azurra hinders the flow of play in a
knock-out game. Even a team trying to find their lone ranger needs to gain possession
In the eighteenth minute, Vieri picked up Di Biagio's pass, near the
half-way line, and ran through the middle of the field; ignoring Henning Berg at his
heels, to end any hopes of a match.
Can Italian fans be happy with such a display?
For most of the game they didn't make much noise; then they get in
their cars and blare their horns.
Perhaps Norway didn't like the French food and wanted to get back to
Poor Entertainment, melted like gelato in the sun when Vieri scored the only goal of the
game. Italy win (1:0).
Brazil steamrollered into the quarter-finals.
Goals from two free-kicks and a penalty, in the first-half, gave
Brazil a comfortable lead before the break.
Sampaio beat the offside trap on Dunga's free-kick, in the eleventh
minute, to head in the first and side-footed the second into the corner of the goal after;
a free-kick from Roberto Carlos slammed through the wall and ricocheted off Bebeto.
A penalty from Ronaldo made it three after he was brought down by
Ten minutes into the second-half and Sampaio should have claimed a
hat-trick, as another free-kick fell to his feet at the far post.
The tempo slowed in the second-half, until Salas brought the game back
to life in the 67th minute; heading in, off Taffarel.
Ronaldo replied within three minutes, with a shot through the keeper's
legs and should have scored again, four minutes from the end, when he hit the bar from
A thrilling encounter although Chile was not hot enough. Brazil win (4:1).
Brazil, Morocco, Norway, Scotland.
Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy.
Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa.
Bulgaria, Nigeria, Paraguay, Spain.
Belgium, Holland, Mexico, South Korea.
Germany, Iran, United States, Yugoslavia.
Colombia, England, Romania, Tunisia.
Argentina, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan.
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