1998 was a year:
- 7–22 February – The Olympic Winter Games are held in Nagano, Japan.
- 12 July – France wins the FIFA World Cup by defeating Brazil, 3–0 in the final game at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, France.
- 15 September – The 1998 Swedish parliamentary election is held. Göran Persson remains Prime Minister of Sweden following a victory for the Social Democrats.
- World Cup 1998 (English). RSSSF. Retrieved on 7 July 2020.