you must be kidding....france vs croatia semis was a great semi...lillian thuram scoring two goals to keep the french hope alive.....and brazil vs netherlands....patrick kluveit scoring a dying minute goal to take the game into extra time before brazil beat them in penalties.Some of you guys obviously weren't born til the mid-80's so you all need to haul-out sme of the older WC dvds/videos and then come back to me and tell me what was "better". France 98 had a good final, but the semi's were pretty boring and apart from the France vs SA game, I hardly remember any of the rest. To get the great battles of the past - look at Brazil vs. Italy (1970 and 1982), Argentina vs. England (1986), Germany vs Argentina (1986). Rummenige, Maradona, Socrates, Rossi! Those were great games!