1998 came to be known “the rainy cup”, with 1,500 matches being moved because of waterlogged pitches. But somehow, it all seemed to work anyway. The Opening Ceremonies at Ullevi, before a crowd of 35,000, was a great success – as was the showing of the World Cup Final on the giant screen at Scandinavium. 500 French boys were the happiest among 13,000 spectators, as their team won over Brazil. On the field, the 14 year-old boys from the Lone Star club in Liberia were the real stars – especially their leading goalscorer Dulee Jonson, who scored the winning 3-2 goal (his 24th. of the competition) in the final against FC Copenhagen from Denmark. The oldest boys’ class was won by Gothenburg club, Frölunda, who were certainly much happier than the 16 year-old Cypriot boys from FC Appollon, who, after losing their quarter-final against the Swedes from Nyköping, chased the referee from the field!