1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament

The King Hassan II International Cup Tournament was a minor international football competition, which took place in the spring of 1998 in Morocco.

Host nation Morocco, France, England and Belgium participated in the tournament, and matches took place at the Stade Mohamed V, home of Moroccan clubs Raja Casablanca and Wydad Casablanca.

This mini-tournament was arranged as a preparatory exercise for the participating teams of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and took place two weeks before the tournament.

Results

Morocco 0 – 1 England
Owen Goal 59'
France 1 – 0 Belgium
Zidane Goal 64'
Belgium 0 – 0 England
Penalties
Van Meir Penalty scored
Borkelmans Penalty scored
Mpenza Penalty scored
Scifo Penalty missed
Vande Walle Penalty scored
4 – 3 Penalty missed Lee
Penalty scored Owen
Penalty scored Beckham
Penalty scored Merson
Penalty missed Ferdinand
Morocco 2 – 2 France
Bassir Goal 9'64' Blanc Goal 24'
Djorkaeff Goal 74'
Penalties
6 – 5

Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts*
1.  France
2
1
1
0
3
2
+1
4
2.  England
2
1
1
0
1
0
+1
4
3.  Morocco
2
0
1
1
2
3
-1
2
4.  Belgium
2
0
1
1
0
1
-1
2
*For win on penalties 2 points were awarded; for loss on penalties 1 point.
 1998 King Hassan II Tournament 

France
First title

See also

1998 FIFA World Cup

External links

Preceded by
1996
Hassan II Trophy
1998
Succeeded by
2000
England national football team

The England men's national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters are at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. The team's manager is Gareth Southgate. Although part of the United Kingdom, England's representative side plays in major professional tournaments, but not the Olympic Games.

Since first entering the tournament in 1950, England has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 15 times. They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018. Since first entering in 1964, England have never won the UEFA European Championship, with their best performances being a third-place finish in 1968 and 1996, the latter as hosts.

England national football team all-time record

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Aside from Scotland, England have contested matches against over 80 other national teams. Of the other teams, England have not lost to 51 of them, having earned a perfect winning percentage against 27 of the teams. England have also never beaten five teams; Algeria, Ghana, Honduras, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. England have contested four of these teams only once, the other being Saudi Arabia where two matches have been played (both of which ended in a draw).

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Morocco national football team

The Morocco national football team, nicknamed "Atlas Lions" (Arabic: أسود الأطلس‎ / Irzem n Atlasi), is the national team of Morocco. It is managed by Hervé Renard.

Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and England. They were also the first African team to make it to the second round, barely losing to eventual runners-up West Germany 1–0 in 1986. They also came within two minutes of moving out of the group stage of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Kjetil Rekdal's late winning goal for Norway against Brazil eliminating them.

Morocco qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, making it their first time in 20 years.

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