Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Flashback…. FIFA World Cup 98

In 1998, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) staged it’s 16th World Cup tournament in France.

As it had done with the previous World Cup (USA 94), Casio released a series of G-Shocks to commemorate the occasion. One model is the DW-6900WF-7T, a jelly clear edition.

The EL backlight of this model featured the mascot for the tournament named Footix who is a cockerel, one of the national symbols of France.
The final was played between Brazil and host nation France who emerged champions with a score of 3 goals to nil. It was the first ever World Cup title for France and remains the only to date.

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