On This Date 7/12/1998

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France is the host with the most, winning its first World Cup by beating Brazil 3-0 in St. Denis in suburban Paris. France, hosting the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, is the first host to win since Argentina in 1978. Zinedine Zidane is the Man of the Match, scoring two goals to give France a lead in the first half they would not relinquish.