1998 Soccer World Cup - Group D, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group D of the first round stage played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

1998 World Cup - Group D, First Round

Group D, National Teams

Group D, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Nigeria Nigeria 6 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 Yes
2. Paraguay Paraguay 5 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 Yes
3. Spain Spain 4 3 1 1 1 8 4 4 No
4. Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 No

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference

Group D, Games Played

Game
Date
Result
1.
Jun 12, 1998
Paraguay
Paraguay
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Game
Date
Result
2.
Jun 13, 1998
Spain
Spain
Nigeria
Nigeria
21'
Fernando Hierro
24'
Mutiu Adepoju
47'
Raul
73'
Andoni Zubizarreta
(own goal)
78'
Sunday Oliseh
Game
Date
Result
3.
Jun 19, 1998
Nigeria
Nigeria
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
28'
Victor Ikpeba
Game
Date
Result
4.
Jun 19, 1998
Spain
Spain
Paraguay
Paraguay
Game
Date
Result
5.
Jun 24, 1998
Spain
Spain
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
6'
Fernando Hierro
(pen)
18'
Luis Enrique
55'
Fernando Morientes
58'
Emil Kostadinov
81'
Fernando Morientes
88'
Georgi Bachev
(own goal)
90'+4'
Kiko
Game
Date
Result
6.
Jun 24, 1998
Nigeria
Nigeria
Paraguay
Paraguay
1'
Celso Ayala
11'
Wilson Oruma
58'
Miguel Benitez
86'
Jose Cardozo