Four matches drew crowds of 100,000: FC Dynamo Kyiv's home games against Newcastle United FC, FC Barcelona and Juventus, and the first leg of the Real Madrid CF-Borussia Dortmund semi-final.
• France win the FIFA World Cup on home soild, beating Brazil 3-0 in the final with the help of two Zinédine Zidane goals.
• American Pete Sampras wins his fifth gentlemen's singles title at Wimbledon in six years.
• The Winter Olympics takes places in Nagano in Japan with Germany topping the medals' table with 12 gold, nine silver and eight bronze.
• American multinational software corporation Microsoft launches operating system Windows 98.