Michel Platini has said France used "trickery" to influence the 1998 World Cup group stage draw. We take a look at the background.
So what happened?
Platini said France wanted to ensure the hosts and reigning champions Brazil could not meet until the final, therefore ensuring "everyone's dream" by meeting in the final.
How did they do this?
As with most tournament draws, the knockout rounds fall into two halves -- therefore four group winners cannot meet any of the winners of the other four groups...