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South Africa in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was South Africa's 1st appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
South Africa won the African Nations Cup in 1996, at the first attempt, even if it was held on home soil.

Politics and sport shouldn't mix, but sadly they do have their knock-on effects. Because of the Apartheid system, South Africa had to wait until 1992 to join the International sporting community again.

South Africa in the 1998 World Cup

South African Football Association.
Group C

12th June: vs. France (0:3) in Marseilles.

18th June: vs. Denmark (1:1) in Toulouse.

24th June: vs. Saudi Arabia (2:2) in Bordeaux.

Two draws weren't quite enough for South Africa to taste more World Cup Finals football in France.

Knockout Stage

South Africa failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Confédération Africaine de Football.

South African Football Association.

South Africa World Cup Squad


1 Hans Vonk (Heerenveen)
16 Brian Baloyi (Kaizer Chiefs)
22 Paul Evans (Supersport Utd)


2 Themba Mnguni (Sundowns)
3 David Nyathi (St Gallen)
4 Willem Jackson (Orlando Pirates)
5 Mark Fish (Bolton Wanderers)
19 Lucas Radebe (Leeds Utd)
21 Pierre Issa (Marseilles)


6 Philemon Masinga (Bari)
7 Quinton Fortune (At. Madrid)
8 Alfred Phiri (Vanspor)
12 Brendan Augustine (LASK)
13 Delron Buckley (VfL Bochum)
15 Doctor Khumalo (Chiefs)
18 Lebogang Morula
20 Naughty Mokoena (Manning Rangers)


9 Shaun Bartlett (Cape Town Spurs)
10 John Moshoeu (Fenerbahce)
11 Helman Mkhalele (Kayserispor)
14 Jerry Sikhosana (Pirates)
17 Benedict McCarthy (Ajax)

Philippe Troussier.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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