Can you name every member of England’s 1998 World Cup squad?

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England's David Beckham (right) battles with Argentina's Diego Simeone (left) for the ball at the 1998 World Cup. Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, June 1998.

Glenn Hoddle had some difficult decisions to make when it came to his 22-man shortlist for England’s squad for the 1998 World Cup in France – but how many of the players that made it can you name?

The Three Lions made a solid start to the tournament, moving straight to the top of Group G thanks to a two-goal victory over Tunisia in Marseille.

But they lost 2-1 to Romania in their second group game after former Chelsea winger Dan Petrescu scored the winner in the 89th minute.

England went into their final game of the group needing a win to ensure their passage into the knock-out stage and they didn’t disappoint, recording a comfortable 2-0 win over Colombia. 

Hoddle’s side came up against Argentina at the round of 16 stage but were knocked out of the tournament after a penalty shootout defeat.

But we want you to name every member of that England squad and the infamous defeat in Saint-Etienne should help stir some memories.

We’ve been nice and given you their positions as clues while also putting them in order of their squad number at the tournament. The score to beat from the Planet Football office is 18/22.

Once you’ve given that a go, why not try to name England’s XI from Fabio Capello’s final game in charge?

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Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.


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