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1998 FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage
The 1998 FIFA World Cup knockout stage covers the games from the second round through to the final at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The top two teams from each of the eight groups qualified for the knockout stage. Teams played one game against each other, with the possibility of extra time and penalties if a winner could not be determined after 90 minutes.
The top two placed teams from each of the eight groups qualified for the knockout stage.
Vieri scored his fifth goal of the finals and the only one of the game in the 18th minute with exquisite precision, bursting on to Di Biagio's pass 40 yards from goal. Norway had their moments but failed to finish as Pagliuca made some brilliant saves.
With the score tied at 2-2, David Beckham was sent off for kicking Diego Simeone in retaliation. Beckham's teammate Michael Owen subsequently described Beckham's act as "childish and unnecessary", although Owen also said that the burnings of effigies of Beckham were undeserved. In the subsequent penalty shootout, Argentina went first. David Seaman saved Argentina's second penalty to give England the advantage, which was immediately cancelled by Carlos Roa's save. The tie ended with another Roa save, from David Batty. Batty said it was the first penalty he had ever taken.