World Cup '98 France: Road to Win

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World Cup '98 France: Road to Win
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: International Sport and Leisure, Japan Football Association
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1Track)
Peripherals supported: 6Player, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Sports/Soccer (スポーツ/サッカー)[1], Sports[2]

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,8005,800 GS-9196
Sega Rating: All Ages

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World Cup '98 France: Road to Win (ワールドカップ ’98フランス ~Road to Win~), not to be confused with FIFA Road to World Cup 98 is a football game released for the Sega Saturn.

World Cup '98 France recycles its core engine and much of its content from earlier Sega-published football games, particularly Sega Worldwide Soccer 98.

This is the last Saturn football game whose lineage can be traced back to 1995's Victory Goal. The next game in the series, Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 was built from the ground-up by Silicon Dreams for the Dreamcast.



World Cup '98 France: Road to Win contains the 32 national teams that qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. While seemingly licensed by the World Cup event (handled by ISL), it has no license from FIFA, so the stadia and and most of the players are fictional (though "similar" to their real-life counterparts).

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Austria Austria
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Chile Chile
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Denmark Denmark
  • England England
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Netherlands Holland
  • Italy Italy
  • IR Iran
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Norway Norway
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Romania Romania
  • South Africa S.Africa
  • South Korea S.Korea
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Spain Spain
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • United States of America USA
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

Magazine articles

Main article: World Cup '98 France: Road to Win/Magazine articles.

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
446,395,488 1998-05-13 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9196 V1.001


World Cup '98 France: Road to Win

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Games in the Victory Goal/Sega Worldwide Soccer Series
Sega Saturn
Victory Goal (1995) | Sega International Victory Goal (1995) | Sega International Victory Goal (Japan) (1995) | Victory Goal '96 (1996) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 98 (1998) | World Cup '98 France: Road to Win (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 (1999) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000: Euro Edition (2000) | UEFA Dream Soccer (2000)
Windows PC
Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (1997) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 98 (1998) | Worldwide Soccer Championship (199x)
Victory Goal related media
Victory Goal '96 Soundtrack (1996)
Sega International Victory Goal Hisshou Kouryakuhou (1995) | J.League Victory Goal '96 Hisshou Kouryakuhou (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 Hisshou Kouryakuhou (1997)