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 World Cup ' 98


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Stade de La Beaufoire-Louis Fonteneau was built in 1984 to host the European Championship. After renovations, the stadium will seat 39,500. (AP)

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Sometimes called France's "West Coast," Nantes is known for elaborate festivals and relaxed atmosphere. Many famous people have been guests or prisoners at its Castle, Chateau des Ducs, including Bluebeard the pirate, who was executed here in 1440.

 Cup-Related Oddity: Nantes is building a replica of Copacabana Beach in the center of town to make defending champion Brazil feel at home.


Complete First-Round Schedule

Date, Time (EDT) Opponent TV
June 13, 8:30 a.m. Spain vs. NigeriaESPN2
June 16, 3 p.m. Brazil vs. Morocco ESPN
June 20, 8:30 a.m. Japan vs. Croatia ESPN
June 23, 10 a.m. Chile vs. Cameroon ESPN
June 25, 3 p.m. United States vs. Yugoslavia ABC
July 3, 3 p.m. Quarterfinal ABC

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